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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

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…

Newstart Change Will Push Under-30s into Poverty – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Friday, 6th June 2014 -  Welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service, has called on the Federal Government to drop its plan to deny unemployed people under 30 access to income support for six…

Where Are the Children’s Voices?

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 29th May 2014 -    It’s Australian children who will feel the brunt of the Federal Budget decisions on student fees, Newstart and Youth Allowance – but will they get the chance to

NFPs Address Senate Committee on Charity Legislation

Staff Reporter, Monday, 9th December 2013 -  Not for Profit leaders  have told an urgently convened Senate Committee meeting in Canberra that Coalition Government plans to delay the start of new charities legislation…

Greens Stop ‘Grab-Bag of Social Sector Cuts’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th December 2013 -  Plans by the Federal Coalition Government to push significant changes on Social Services legislation through the Senate without scrutiny have been stopped by the Australian Greens,…
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