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How philosophy 101 could help break the deadlock over drug testing job seekers

Contributor, Friday, 13th September 2019 -  Proposals to drug test welfare recipients may be here to stay unless there is a shift in the moral frames, writes Professor Alison Ritter, in this article first published in The Conversation.

‘It’s just heartbreaking’: Newstart recipients turned away from homelessness services

Luke Michael, Monday, 2nd September 2019 -  Homelessness services are being forced to turn away hundreds of people every day, as they struggle to deal with a surge in Newstart recipients seeking help. The number of people on

Vinnies backflip on Newstart compromise

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 20th August 2019 -  The St Vincent de Paul Society has backtracked on comments suggesting Newstart should only be raised for those over 55, with the charity pledging its support for a $75 increase for

Morrison government’s welfare fraud lab comes under fire

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  The launch of a new digital forensics lab to detect welfare fraud has been slammed by anti-poverty advocates, who say the lab will only serve to unfairly paint welfare recipients as

Poverty in Australia is increasing as wages stagnate

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th July 2019 -  Australia’s poverty rate is on the rise, new data shows, with community groups saying this is a result of the government’s failure to properly index Newstart. The latest Household,

Pressure to boost Newstart grows with launch of Senate inquiry

Luke Michael, Thursday, 25th July 2019 -  The Senate will hold an inquiry into Newstart amid growing calls within Parliament for the payment to be increased.  A joint Labor-Greens motion to establish an inquiry passed on

Coalition faces internal pressure to raise Newstart

Luke Michael, Monday, 22nd July 2019 -  Liberal Senator Dean Smith has joined a growing chorus of Coalition figures calling for Newstart to be raised, amid another push from the Greens to increase the payment.   Smith told

Stories behind the payments: Week of action hopes to raise the rate

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th July 2019 -  Bev’s life goal is to complete her bachelor’s degree in social sciences and psychology. But as a single mother surviving on Newstart payments, that dream often feels very far away.

Stronger together in tackling Australia’s challenges

Cassandra Goldie, Thursday, 23rd May 2019 -  Now the political fate of the country has been decided, the Morrison government has some very big challenges ahead that can only be overcome by working together, writes the CEO of the

Coalition promises to support charities and the NDIS… but won’t budge on Newstart

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th April 2019 -  The Coalition government says it strongly supports the charity sector and has promised the National Disability Insurance Scheme will always be fully funded, as it seeks re-election

Rental crisis worsens for low-income earners

Luke Michael, Monday, 29th April 2019 -  Australia’s rental affordability crisis is only getting worse, with new research revealing the number of affordable homes for people on welfare is dwindling. Anglicare’s annual

‘The evidence is in’: Australians want an increase to Newstart

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 -  The majority of Australians agree there should be an increase to Newstart, a new poll has shown. The Essential Research poll, commissioned by the Australian Council of Social Service,
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