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Cashless Debit Card Trial to Be Expanded to New Region

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th February 2018 -  The federal government’s controversial cashless debit card will be expanded to welfare participants in Western Australia’s Goldfields region, after legislation passed

Remote Work-for-the-Dole Program Under Review

Luke Michael, Friday, 15th December 2017 -  The federal government’s controversial work-for-the-dole Community Development Program (CDP) is set to come under review, with the launch of a discussion paper on future arrangements

Government Suspends Payments for 1300 Young Job Seekers Not in PaTH Program

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th September 2017 -  Young unemployed people have had their welfare benefits suspended, for failing to take part in the federal government’s controversial PaTH internship program. Employment Minister

Welfare Needs a Radical Restructuring

Eva Cox, Tuesday, 5th September 2017 -  Australia needs reforms that address the “inadequacy of victim blaming models” and far fewer secure paid jobs, writes Eva Cox AO. Welfare reform requires radical restructuring

Calls For Overhaul of Welfare System as Talk Turns to UBI

Wendy Williams, Friday, 25th August 2017 -  Australia’s social security system has come under scrutiny in a number of talks held this month exploring the future of work and basic income options. Unions NSW, the Australian

HILDA Spotlights Changing Attitudes to Same Sex Couples and a Love of Lotto

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 -  The longest running survey of Australia’s population known as HILDA has revealed a major shift in attitudes towards equality for same sex couples, a “surprising” rise in mortgage

Social Sector Says Slashing Energy Supplement is a ‘Human Rights Issue’

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 26th July 2017 -  Australia’s peak body for social services is calling on parliament to reject legislation that will cut the energy supplement saying that further cuts to people living on so little…

Social Impact Bonds – Risks and Unintended Effects

Daniel Edmiston, Tuesday, 16th May 2017 -  Drawing on the findings of a recent UK study exploring Social Impact Bonds (SIBs), UK academic Dr Daniel Edmiston suggests SIBs have a number of unique risks and unintended effects

Medicare Levy Rises to Fund NDIS

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th May 2017 -  The federal government will increase the Medicare levy by 0.5 percentage points to help fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme in a budget move welcomed by the not-for-profit…

Treasurer Says Budget 2017 Offers Fairness, Opportunity and Security

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th May 2017 -  The federal government has unveiled its 2017 budget with Treasurer Scott Morrison describing it as a budget of “fairness, opportunity and security” – making housing and homelessness

Snapshot Dispels Welfare Myths

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 -  Australia’s “welfare blowout” is a myth, according to the Australian Council of Social Service which is calling for an end to media attacks on people who are unemployed. ACOSS

Work for the Dole Denounced as ‘Demonstrable Failure’ as Govt Announces Crackdown

Wendy Williams, Monday, 1st May 2017 -  The social sector has reiterated calls to abolish the Work for the Dole program describing it as a “demonstrable failure” amid claims the government is set to crackdown on people
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