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‘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

What the social sector will be looking for on budget night

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 6th October 2020 -  We speak to experts across the sector about what they are hoping to see  It’s being hailed as one of the most important federal budgets in 75 years. A far cry from the surplus budget a year

‘It’s a heartless decision’: Morrison government reintroduces welfare mutual obligations

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st September 2020 -  Jobseekers soon face the threat of having their payments suspended  Anti-poverty advocates have slammed the federal government’s decision to reintroduce mutual obligations for

Through no fault of their own

Augustine Zycher, Wednesday, 6th May 2020 -  It took COVID-19 for people to recognise that without the unpaid, low paid or the lowly paid work of women, society could not function, writes Augustine Zycher, who highlights three

Government temporarily doubles unemployment payments amid COVID-19 outbreak

Luke Michael, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  The announcement has already caused long lines outside Centrelink and the government’s MyGov website to crash                                                        The Morrison government’s decision to temporarily

Government announces $17B to support welfare recipients and business

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th March 2020 -  But not-for-profit advocates say charities also need to be supported through the economic uncertainty of coronavirus Newstart and other income support recipients will receive

Australia’s welfare system failing to protect vulnerable people

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th December 2019 -  New research says low welfare payments are driving people into poverty and homelessness Australia’s social security system is increasing, rather than decreasing, the risk of homelessness

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
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