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The problem with employment services: providers profit more than job seekers

Contributor, Wednesday, 21st July 2021 -  The current system is premised on competition, not collaboration, and does not provide the support both job seekers and employers need, writes Martin Loosemore. The federal government

Resisting robo-governance

Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran, Thursday, 8th July 2021 -  Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran raises a red flag on the issue of robodebt and how the government is expanding similar AI experimentation across the social welfare sector. The Morrison

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

A welcome investment in the care economy… but many left behind

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  After years of austerity, a pandemic and a recession, the 2021 federal budget has provided much-welcomed, and much-needed, investment in the care economy. But advocates warn many

Pre-budget brief: ‘The government must ensure that people aren’t left behind’

Cassandra Goldie, Monday, 10th May 2021 -  Cassandra Goldie provides a run through of what the Australian Council of Social Service is looking for in this week’s federal budget. As we head towards the federal budget, First

Digital inclusion, a one-stop-shop for NT support services and Tasmania heads to the polls

Contributor, Thursday, 1st April 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

ACOSS

ACOSS is concerned that 3 million people, including a million children, will plunge further into poverty

‘We are so much better than this’

Cassandra Goldie, Monday, 22nd March 2021 -  The passing of the paltry JobSeeker rate through Parliament last week was Australia’s greatest fairness failure yet, writes ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie.  Last week, Australian

Is now the time for a universal basic income?

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 9th March 2021 -  New documentary, Inherent Good, explores the power of unconditional cash and an economy in which no one’s income starts at zero. When Steve Borst and Rennie Soga first set out to make

Why we need to raise the rate

Cassandra Prigg, Thursday, 4th March 2021 -  An increase in JobSeeker to $80 a day would change a young person’s life and their future – the problem is that politicians lack the willpower to make this happen, writes Cassandra Prigg.

More Australians receive unemployment payments than you think

Contributor, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  A new study highlights significant misunderstandings about the scale and scope of Australians who receive unemployment payments. Australians receiving unemployment payments

State budgets, a social housing construction blitz, and 16 days to end gender-based violence

Contributor, Wednesday, 18th November 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

ACOSS 

ACOSS pays tribute to the determination of all who campaigned and challenged their unlawful debts via

‘This budget falls drastically short for Australians doing it tough’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  The social sector has expressed its disappointment over the federal budget which it says leave too many behind The Morrison government’s message to Australians was that “we have
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