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Senate committee says JobSeeker Payment must be raised

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st May 2020 -  But the Coalition has rejected calls for a welfare boost  The federal government needs to increase the JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance and Parenting Payment to ensure welfare

How philosophy 101 could help break the deadlock over drug testing job seekers

Contributor, Friday, 13th September 2019 -  Proposals to drug test welfare recipients may be here to stay unless there is a shift in the moral frames, writes Professor Alison Ritter, in this article first published in The Conversation.

Research Suggests Significant Benefits to Raising Welfare

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 18th September 2018 -  Raising Newstart and Youth Allowance would create jobs, raise wages and significantly boost regional economies, new research suggests, as the Greens ramp up their efforts to increase

Greens “Stunt” to Raise Welfare Payments Rejected

Luke Michael, Thursday, 10th May 2018 -  A Greens push to increase Newstart and Youth Allowance by $75 a week has been voted down in the Senate, after Labor and the Coalition voted against the motion described by critics as

Anglicare Finds Chronic Shortage of Affordable Rentals for Welfare Recipients

Luke Michael, Monday, 30th April 2018 -  A new report has revealed a chronic shortage of affordable rentals across Australia, with less than 0.01 per cent of rental properties found to be affordable for a single person on

New Report Renews Calls to Raise Welfare Payments

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 17th April 2018 -  A new study has found the estimated costs of raising children in Australia have risen substantially over the past two decades, leading to renewed calls for an increase in Newstart

Government Called to Remedy “Abysmally Low” Welfare Payments

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th November 2017 -  Prominent Jesuit priest and human rights lawyer, Father Frank Brennan, has called on Australia’s political leaders to remedy “abysmally low” Newstart and Youth Allowance payments,

Charities Say Inadequate Income Support Payments are Leading to Poverty

Luke Michael, Thursday, 28th September 2017 -  Mission Australia, St Vincent de Paul Society National Council and Anglicare Australia say inadequate income support payments are leading Australians into poverty, which comes

‘Generous’ Youth Payments Pass Parliament

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th November 2015 -  A Turnbull Government plan to remove youth welfare testing for families has received the backing of The Greens. Social Services Minister, Christian Porter, received support from…

More People Stuck on Unemployment Payments

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 30th July 2015 -  Seventy per cent of the people relying on Newstart payments have been on the unemployment payment for more than a year, according to the latest data. Figures released by the Australian…

Welfare Spending Data Online

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd July 2014 -  The Federal Government’s national income support data is to be made available online. Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews said making the income support data…
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