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Government urged to reject expansion of cashless welfare card

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Parliament is being urged to reject any push to expand the cashless welfare card, following reports the prime minister is eyeing a national roll out of the program. Scott Morrison

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

Government shakes up process to get off the cashless welfare card

Luke Michael, Thursday, 1st August 2019 -  The Morrison government is streamlining the exit process for people on the cashless welfare card, but critics say the new criteria are still “patronising and onerous”. Under legislation

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

‘We need a serious change in approach’: Indigenous strategy comes under fire

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th June 2019 -  Community leaders have slammed the government’s management of its Indigenous Advancement Strategy, following revelations the program was yet to be properly evaluated five years

Coalition missing as Labor and Greens champion charities

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  There was an empty chair on stage at the pre-election forum on Friday after the Coalition failed to provide somebody to participate in a discussion which put charity policy in the spotlight.

What do you want to ask the major parties about the future of the Australian charities and NFP sector?

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 2nd May 2019 -  The charity sector is being given a chance to put their questions directly to Australia’s politicians in the lead up to the next election. For each of the last two federal elections

What is The Greens’ vision for the social sector?

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th April 2019 -  Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says protecting charitable advocacy and ensuring community organisations are properly funded will be her party’s major priorities in Australia

Political parties under pressure to dismantle ParentsNext

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 -  Community groups are demanding the government scraps its controversial pre-employment program ParentsNext, after a Senate committee found it was causing anxiety and distress

Labor urged to broaden living wage policy

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 26th March 2019 -  Opposition leader Bill Shorten says an elected Labor government will introduce a living wage so no full-time worker lives in poverty, but community leaders say unemployed workers

Government pledges to extend ‘racist and punitive’ cashless welfare card

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 26th March 2019 -  More than 20,000 Australians will be added onto the controversial cashless welfare card as part of a Morrison government plan that’s been condemned by community groups. Social Services
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