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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

We rise and fall together

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 17th October 2019 -  Helping vulnerable Australians when times get tough and preventing people falling through the cracks is not just compassionate – it’s wise, writes Community Sector Banking CEO

Drug testing trial obscures real solution to Australia’s drug and alcohol problem

James Toomey, Monday, 30th September 2019 -  The best way to address a social issue is to eradicate the smoke and mirrors by starting with a clarifying question of “what evidence-based problem are we trying to solve?” writes James

These ‘job snob’ claims don’t match the evidence

Contributor, Tuesday, 6th August 2019 -  Whatever the reasons for joblessness, lack of willingness to work is not one of them, write researchers Michelle Peterie, Gaby Ramia, Greg Marston and Roger Patulny, in this article

A fairer tax system?

Joe Zabar, Tuesday, 4th June 2019 -  However you look at it, $158 billion in forgone revenue from the government’s ambitious tax cut program will impact the government’s capacity to meet the needs of Australians, writes

NZ government under fire for ‘underwhelming’ response to welfare report

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th May 2019 -  The New Zealand government’s response to a welfare review has been slammed by community groups, who say the call to transform a broken system has been left unanswered. The Ardern coalition

Technology can be a weapon against the nation’s most vulnerable

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  Digital transformation has the power to harm some of the most vulnerable people in the community, warns the CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service. Speaking at the Transform

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

Repeated failure to support people on the lowest incomes

Cassandra Goldie, Thursday, 11th April 2019 -  This year’s federal budget was an extreme disappointment, writes Cassandra Goldie, CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service, ahead of their upcoming post-budget breakfast.

A look at the 2019 Budget

Andrew Cairns, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  Andrew Cairns from Community Sector Banking runs through his main takeaways from this year’s federal budget and questions how many everyday Australians will feel the relief from

Government turns to automation to save $2 billion in welfare payments

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  Welfare recipients are again one of the biggest losers in the budget, with the federal government failing to raise Newstart and moving to save billions in welfare payments by automating
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