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Low Income Concessions Failing Those in Need – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 1st April 2014 -  Australian low income earners are missing out on lighting, hot water and heating due to failure of the schemes designed to assist them, an Australian Council of Social Service report…

Welfare Network Appeals for Better Job Services

Staff Reporter, Friday, 31st January 2014 -  The National Welfare Rights Network has renewed its calls for income support payments and to improve the employment services system after recent figures showed an increase in the…

Welfare System Shake-Up

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 21st January 2014 -  The Federal Coalition is about to overhaul Australia’s social welfare system claiming there’s a “debilitating cycle of endless welfare dependence”.…

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…

No Increase to Newstart – Senate Inquiry

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 29th November 2012 -  A Senate Committee report has rejected a rise in the controversial Newstart Allowance despite Labor and Greens MPs on the committee agreeing the welfare payment is too low. While…

ACOSS Appeals for Budget Re-Think

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th May 2012 -  Welfare peak body, Australian Council of Social Service, is appealing to the Federal Government to reconsider its planned Budget cuts to single parent families and raise the payment…

Australians Support a Rise in the Newstart Allowance

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th April 2012 -  The Gillard Government and Opposition are out of step with community attitudes towards welfare payments with a new survey showing that Australians support an $84 increase to the…

Senator to Live on the Dole for a Week

Staff Reporter, Friday, 13th April 2012 - 
Greens Senator Rachel Siewert announces she will live on $17 a day for a week. Photo: supplied. Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert is trying to live on just $17 a day for a week,…

ACOSS Campaign On Newstart Surges Ahead

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 6th March 2012 - 
The '$35 a day is not enough!' campaign calls for an increase to income support allowance. Photo: ACOSS Over 100 Australian Not for Profit organisations and 400 individuals…
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