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Government shakes up process to get off the cashless welfare card

Luke Michael, Thursday, 1st August 2019 -  The Morrison government is streamlining the exit process for people on the cashless welfare card, but critics say the new criteria are still “patronising and onerous”. Under legislation

‘We need a serious change in approach’: Indigenous strategy comes under fire

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th June 2019 -  Community leaders have slammed the government’s management of its Indigenous Advancement Strategy, following revelations the program was yet to be properly evaluated five years

Government under mounting pressure over disability royal commission appointees

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  The Morrison government is standing by its appointees to the disability royal commission, despite Labor pledging to review two of the commissioners over conflicts of interest.

Labor Urged to Fully Abolish Cashless Welfare Card

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 -  Labor’s pledge to roll back the cashless welfare card has been welcomed by community groups, who are urging the opposition to go further by committing to abolish all forms of cashless

Labor Demands Explanation Over Alleged NDIS Portal Shutdown

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 10th September 2018 -  Labor is demanding the federal government explain the ramifications of a privacy breach which allegedly saw an temporary shutdown of the National Disability Insurance Scheme online

New NDIS Quarterly Report Revives Call to Lift NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael, Thursday, 16th August 2018 -  Almost 200,000 Australians are now accessing National Disability Insurance Scheme, new figures show, but continued challenges with the speed of roll-out and the resolution of

Disability Advocates Welcome Pledge to Remove NDIA Staff Cap

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 8th August 2018 -  Labor’s pledge to remove the arbitrary National Disability Insurance Agency staff cap has been welcomed by disability advocates, who say they do not want any more money spent on external

Special Fraud Squad to Protect NDIS from Rorts and Organised Crime

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th July 2018 -  A special fraud task force has been formed to protect the multi-billion dollar National Disability Insurance Scheme from rorts and the grasp of organised crime.   Announcing the

Cashless Welfare Card Effectiveness Questioned by New Report

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th July 2018 -  The government’s approach to monitoring and evaluating its controversial cashless welfare card trial is inadequate, an auditor-general report says, leaving its effectiveness

Government Rejects Findings From Centrelink Robo-Debt Inquiry

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th October 2017 -  The federal government’s response to the Centrelink robo-debt inquiry has come under fire, after the government rejected the recommendations and said many of the statements the

Commonwealth Ombudsman Critical of Centrelink Auto-Debt Recovery System

Lina Caneva, Monday, 10th April 2017 -  A report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman into the operations of the federal government’s controversial Centrelink auto-debt recovery program has found that the system had poor administration
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