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Senate Urged to Reject Welfare Reform Bill

Wendy Williams, Monday, 5th February 2018 -  People across the country have united in a day of action to fight welfare reforms, as the peak body for the community services sector calls for the senate to reject the bill amid claims

Concerns Over Welfare Remain as Govt Abandons Drug Testing Scheme

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th December 2017 -  The federal government’s move to abandon its controversial drug testing scheme will “stop unnecessary harm being inflicted on thousands of Australians” but the welfare bill could

Government Pushes Welfare Reform Success Amid More Robo-Debt Controversy

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 -  Social Services Minister Christian Porter has detailed the federal government’s efforts to overhaul the welfare system during a speech in Canberra on Wednesday including what

Australia Warned Not to Follow NZ Welfare Reform

Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd October 2017 -  Australia must be careful not to follow in New Zealand’s footsteps when it comes to welfare reform, an international advocate has warned. Vanessa Cole, the coordinator for Auckland

Welfare Reform Bill Faces Fierce Backlash at Senate Inquiry

Luke Michael, Thursday, 31st August 2017 -  The Turnbull government’s controversial Welfare Reform bill has faced a fierce backlash from health experts and welfare groups, who have expressed concerns about a lack of evidence…

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 Sector Urges Government to Abandon Welfare Changes

Wendy Williams, Monday, 26th June 2017 -  The social sector has called on the government to abandon its proposed welfare changes after legislation to help people “move from welfare into work” was introduced into the House…

Government’s Proposed Drug Trials Raise Concerns for Human Rights

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 30th May 2017 -  The Turnbull government’s proposed drug trials to test 5,000 new welfare recipients could be a violation of human rights, a Victorian law centre has confirmed. The Law Institute…

Government to ‘Revolutionise’ Approach to Welfare Spending

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 20th September 2016 -  The Coalition has revealed a new plan for social security spending with the aim of ending welfare-dependency among at-risk groups, but it has already drawn criticism from community

Gauging the Confidence of the Not for Profit Sector

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 14th August 2014 -  The headlines might suggest tough times in the Not for Profit sector – belt tightening, significant welfare reform, regulatory change and more – but what is the sector’s…

Cape York Welfare Reform Trial Extended

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 23rd August 2011 -  The Cape York Welfare Reform trial – which includes controversial measures such as welfare quarantining – has been extended until the end of 2012 by the Federal and Queensland…
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