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Through no fault of their own

Augustine Zycher, Wednesday, 6th May 2020 -  It took COVID-19 for people to recognise that without the unpaid, low paid or the lowly paid work of women, society could not function, writes Augustine Zycher, who highlights three

Senate committee says JobSeeker Payment must be raised

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st May 2020 -  But the Coalition has rejected calls for a welfare boost  The federal government needs to increase the JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance and Parenting Payment to ensure welfare

Government temporarily doubles unemployment payments amid COVID-19 outbreak

Luke Michael, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  The announcement has already caused long lines outside Centrelink and the government’s MyGov website to crash                                                        The Morrison government’s decision to temporarily

Government announces $17B to support welfare recipients and business

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th March 2020 -  But not-for-profit advocates say charities also need to be supported through the economic uncertainty of coronavirus Newstart and other income support recipients will receive

Over 3 million Australians locked into poverty

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th February 2020 -  The poverty rate in Australia is worse than in most other wealthy countries Fewer entry-level jobs, rising housing costs, and inadequate welfare rates are just some of the contributing

ACOSS and Greens call for $95 Newstart rise

Luke Michael, Friday, 31st January 2020 -  Anti-poverty advocates previously called for a $75 a week Newstart increase The Australian Council of Social Service has updated its demand to raise Newstart because of the rising

Same same, but different – 2019 in review

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th December 2019 -  As the sun sets on 2019 – and this decade comes to an end – Luke Michael looks back at how the year unfolded for the social sector  If 2018 was a year of political chaos and upheaval, then

Cost of living increases make it even tougher for low-income families

Luke Michael, Monday, 16th December 2019 -  A new report says living costs are outpacing income growth in WA, hurting families on the lowest incomes Western Australians living below the poverty line are spending close to three

Renting on Newstart? Think again

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th November 2019 -  The latest Rental Affordability Index finds renting is particularly dire for Newstart recipients and pensioners  Newstart recipients cannot afford to rent in any Australian capital

A sad and sorry history of Newstart

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th November 2019 -  Much has been made of the fact federal government unemployment benefits haven’t increased in real terms since 1994. But why has the freeze gone on so long? We look back at the history

Five charts on what a Newstart recipient really looks like

Contributor, Wednesday, 30th October 2019 -  The Senate inquiry into Newstart is underway. It is likely to find that the typical Newstart recipient is neither young nor on it for a short time. Here, Owain Emslie and Danielle Wood

Entry-level jobs for disadvantaged Aussies continue to shrink

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 16th October 2019 -  Anglicare Australia’s latest report reveals entry-level jobs are tougher to find and more competitive to land   Chris is required to apply for 20 jobs a month to prevent being cut
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