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Welfare support crucial to passing of IR bill

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 28th November 2022 -  The sector’s hard work in advocating for the rights of those on welfare pays off. Senate kingmaker David Pocock is signalling he will support the federal government’s industrial

EXCLUSIVE: Rishworth acknowledges budget fell short for some

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 8th November 2022 -  Minister for Social Services Amanda Rishworth says budget “can’t be everything to everyone” but she feels the balance is right, in an exclusive sit down with

Check the culture before you sign up

Danielle Kutchel, Tuesday, 20th September 2022 -  Workplace culture can be a driving force in your productivity and happiness, so make sure you check it out before signing that contract. It’s fair to say most of us like to try before

Wrapup: Jobs and Skills Summit

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 5th September 2022 -  Advocates vow to keep the government accountable for a range of undertakings made at its Jobs and Skills Summit. But what were they? And what’s happened since?  The federal government’s

Just seven rentals in Australia are affordable for a person on JobSeeker

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 28th April 2022 -  “Australia’s housing crisis has reached fever pitch” There are just seven rentals across Australia – all share houses – that are affordable for a person on JobSeeker, new data shows.

Could you live on $46 a day?

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 13th April 2022 -  That is the question ACOSS is asking all political leaders and candidates, after Labor confirmed it does not have plans to raise JobSeeker. The social sector has expressed its disappointment

Welfare groups condemn move to end COVID disaster payments

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 29th September 2021 -  ACOSS says the “snap decision” will hurt those on lowest incomes and is urging the government to lift the rate of JobSeeker The federal government’s decision to put a stop to COVID disaster

Basic income: An idea whose time has come

Kasy Chambers, Monday, 6th September 2021 -  Our experience during the pandemic showed how a secure income can change lives for the better. So why shouldn’t Australia have a permanent basic income, asks Kasy Chambers, Anglicare

Expecting the unexpected interview questions

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 8th July 2021 -  Have you been thrown a curveball question in your job interview? Here’s how you can handle it like a pro  You’ve done your research, you’ve done practice interviews, you’ve got your

The Australian government must uphold its responsibility to unemployed care leavers

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 28th June 2021 -  With care leavers in young adulthood three times as likely as their peers to receive income support, it’s time for the government to increase payment rates above the poverty line so

Pre-budget brief: ‘The government must ensure that people aren’t left behind’

Cassandra Goldie, Monday, 10th May 2021 -  Cassandra Goldie provides a run through of what the Australian Council of Social Service is looking for in this week’s federal budget. As we head towards the federal budget, First

Vulnerable renters left behind in growing affordability crisis

Luke Michael, Thursday, 29th April 2021 -  New research reveals rental affordability in Australia is getting worse The permanent $25 a week boost to JobSeeker has failed to make an impact on rental affordability, with new
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