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Welfare Network Appeals for Better Job Services

Staff Reporter, Friday, 31st January 2014 -  The National Welfare Rights Network has renewed its calls for income support payments and to improve the employment services system after recent figures showed an increase in the…

Welfare System Shake-Up

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 21st January 2014 -  The Federal Coalition is about to overhaul Australia’s social welfare system claiming there’s a “debilitating cycle of endless welfare dependence”.…

‘Crackdown’ on the Disability Support Pension Passes

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 23rd November 2011 -  The Gillard Government’s controversial changes to the Social Security Act – which includes changes to the Impairment Tables used to determine eligibility for the…

We Must Crack Down on the Disability Support Pension: Opinion

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th October 2011 -  In this article from The Punch, Jessica Brown, Research Fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies calls for a crackdown on the Disability Support Pension to move more people from

Major Crackdown on Disability Support Pension

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st August 2011 -  With new Impairment Tables estimated to drastically reduce the number of people receiving the Disability Support Pension, the Government is being urged to ensure people are not…

Welfare Reform in a Tight Budget

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 11th May 2011 -  The 2011 Federal Budget has a strong focus on moving people off welfare and into the workforce, through measures such as providing wage subsidies for the long-term unemployed and…
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