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Welfare Rights Network Criticises Work for the Dole

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd June 2014 -  The National Welfare Rights Network (NWRN) has slammed the Federal Government’s announcement on Work for the Dole saying it’s not a cost effective use of public money.…

Rent Assistance Recipients Suffer ‘Housing Stress’ – Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 31st March 2014 -  The National Welfare Rights Network says its latest research shows that the Federal Government’s Rent Assistance scheme is failing the people who need it the most. NWRN recently…

Govts Must Step Up Employment of People with Disabilities

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd March 2014 -  The National Welfare Rights Network (NWRN) has called on the Federal Government to set realistic and achievable targets for the employment of people with disabilities in the Australian…

NFPs to Shoulder Work For The Dole

Lina Caneva, Monday, 27th January 2014 -  Not for Profit aged care homes and other charities will be expected to offer unpaid work to Australia’s unemployed as part of the Federal Coalition Government’s new,…

Feds Flag Social Services Merger

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 14th January 2014 -  Federal Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews has flagged a plan to merge the Social Services and Human Services Departments into a mega community agency. The proposal is ostensibly…

Welfare Payment Changes Take the Rap for Jobless Rise

Staff Reporter, Monday, 18th November 2013 -  A welfare agency is claiming changes to welfare payments were partly responsible for 55 per cent increase of Australians claiming the Newstart Allowance. According to National…
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