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The Australian government must uphold its responsibility to unemployed care leavers

Deb Tsorbaris, Monday, 28th June 2021 -  With care leavers in young adulthood three times as likely as their peers to receive income support, it’s time for the government to increase payment rates above the poverty line so

Time for an Independent Umpire on Income Support

Marcia Balzer, Thursday, 26th April 2018 -  Baptist Care Australia executive director Marcia Balzer makes the case for an independent umpire to set income support payments and stop them being used as a political tool. How much

Australia Warned Not to Follow NZ Welfare Reform

Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd October 2017 -  Australia must be careful not to follow in New Zealand’s footsteps when it comes to welfare reform, an international advocate has warned. Vanessa Cole, the coordinator for Auckland

Dole Cuts Will Put Recipients 32% Below the Poverty Line

Wendy Williams, Monday, 8th August 2016 -  Proposed cuts to unemployment benefits are “cruel” and could force recipients to a “historic” 32 per cent below the poverty line, according to new research. A study by the Australia
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