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Want to nail your morning routine? Here’s how you can do it

Maggie Coggan, Sunday, 20th September 2020 -  Ironing out your morning routine could get you ahead of the job seeking game  For most people, finding a sense of routine has been one of the most important things getting them through

COVID-19 leaves community sector ‘approaching crisis point’

Luke Michael, Friday, 18th September 2020 -  Workers in the community sector have reported feeling “exhausted and burned out” Community sector leaders warn that organisations will not be able to cope with surging COVID-fueled

Close to 150,000 jobs at risk due to welfare cuts

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 15th September 2020 -  Community groups say welfare recipients are facing a deeply uncertain future  The looming cuts to the Coronavirus Supplement will cost the economy billions of dollars and could result

How to re-enter the workforce when you’re not so young anymore

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 11th September 2020 -  Ageism in the workforce can start at as young as 45. We take a look at how to navigate the job market as a not-so-young person  The economic chaos of this year has meant a lot of people have

JobSeeker recipients fear push back under poverty line

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 11th September 2020 -  “I was starting to feel hopeful about retraining and finding work but now I’m just stressed thinking I won’t be able to climb out of poverty,” one survey respondent says.   Most people

ACT poverty, #HereForSA, and the case for a permanent, adequate JobSeeker rate

Contributor, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie made the case for a permanent, adequate JobSeeker rate at the National Press

‘Now is not the time to cut the coronavirus supplement’

Conny Lenneberg, Friday, 4th September 2020 -  The $550 coronavirus supplement has transformed lives. As a sector, we must now work harder than ever to ensure the October budget includes enough funding to maintain it for the duration

Poverty is trapping women in abusive relationships

Cathy Humphreys, Wednesday, 26th August 2020 -  The Australian government’s JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments need to be recognised as crucial tools for preventing domestic and family violence – and need to be maintained, writes

‘Reintroducing the liquid asset test is mean spirited and unfair in the midst of a recession’

Rachel Siewert, Wednesday, 29th July 2020 -  If you make people spend all of their hard-earned savings before receiving income support then they are left in a precarious position, argues Greens Senator Rachel Siewert. We are

Vulnerable groups missing out on COVID-19 support

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th July 2020 -  New research calls for the government to widen its support during the coronavirus crisis Australia’s COVID-19 response needs a stronger focus on the structural problems

Charity sector calls for JobSeeker to be raised permanently

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 14th July 2020 -  Anti-poverty advocates say that welfare payments must be raised above the poverty line, following new survey findings  Failing to permanently raise the JobSeeker payment would

Faith without work(ers) is dead

John Falzon, Saturday, 4th July 2020 -  To slash JobSeeker and kick people off JobKeeper is not an act of faith, it is an act of unmitigated viciousness, writes Dr John Falzon, who says it’s time we reaffirm the connection
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