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Government Called to Remedy “Abysmally Low” Welfare Payments

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th November 2017 -  Prominent Jesuit priest and human rights lawyer, Father Frank Brennan, has called on Australia’s political leaders to remedy “abysmally low” Newstart and Youth Allowance

Real Pies Used to Highlight Low Newstart Payments for Jobseekers

Luke Michael, Thursday, 2nd November 2017 -  A grassroots campaign is using real pies to highlight low Newstart payments and to ask if unemployed Australians are receiving their fair slice. The Brotherhood of St Laurence joined

Charities Say Inadequate Income Support Payments are Leading to Poverty

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th September 2017 -  Mission Australia, St Vincent de Paul Society National Council and Anglicare Australia say inadequate income support payments are leading Australians into poverty, which comes

New Budget Standards Show Australia’s Social Safety Net is Inadequate

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 24th August 2017 -  Australian jobseekers relying on unemployment benefits cannot afford a basic standard of living, according to a new report, which is giving rise to calls from the social sector for

Senate Vote to Increase Income Support Payments Fails

Lina Caneva, Monday, 14th August 2017 -  The Senate has voted against an increase to the Newstart and Youth Allowance payments by $110 a fortnight, with Labor voting with the Coalition to defeat the bill presented by the Australian…

Rental Affordability Crisis Compromising People’s Right to a Home

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  Australians on low incomes are struggling to pay rent and make ends meet, according to a new report which has prompted calls for the government to take urgent action on rental affordability

Reform Agenda Must Include Increase in Newstart – Corporate Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 6th December 2016 -  Global professional services firm KPMG has again called for a significant increase to the youth jobs allowance Newstart of $50 a week in its latest report called Reform Agenda for…

NFP Hits Back at Minister for Ignoring ‘Simple Mathematics’ of Newstart

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 27th September 2016 -  Social Services Minister Christian Porter has been accused of ignoring the gap between job vacancies and unemployed people after he said welfare groups calling for a Newstart increase

Newstart Spared in Budget Savings Bill, But Threat of Cuts Remains

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 14th September 2016 -  A $6.3 billion budget savings deal between the Coalition and Labor has spared proposed cuts to Newstart, but the peak body for welfare said the threat of social security cuts remains.

Alliance Calls on Govt to Stop Criminalisation of the Unemployed

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th September 2016 -  Poor Australians are being criminalised by the social security system, according to an alliance of organisations that are demanding the government address the country’s growing

Poll Reveals Strong Rejection of Newstart Cuts

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th September 2016 -  The majority of Australians do not agree with the government’s proposed cuts to Newstart, according to a new poll. A national survey of more than 10,000 Australians, released

Newstart Cuts Would Be ‘Crushing’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 31st August 2016 -  Proposed cuts to welfare support payment  Newstart could leave almost 77,000 people with less than $24 a day to live on after they’d paid rent, according to the peak body for homelessness.…
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