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How to avoid job hunting burnout

Luke Michael, Friday, 5th February 2021 -  We look at ways to stay fresh and motivated during a long job search It’s no secret that trying to land a job can sometimes be just as tough as the job itself.  And with research showing that

Return to school costs, 100 Families WA, and making a decision on JobSeeker

Contributor, Wednesday, 3rd February 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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ACOSS is calling on the Morrison government to make the right and smart decision on JobSeeker. At the National

Cuts to the coronavirus supplement, new houses left empty and 550 reasons to smile

Contributor, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

ACOSS

ACOSS drew national attention to the federal government’s decision to cut income support on the first day

Getting your job hunt on track in 2021

Luke Michael, Monday, 11th January 2021 -  We look at how jobseekers can start this year off on the right foot While a new year can offer a fresh start for jobseekers, it can be daunting coming off the Christmas break and having

Social sector withstands a year like no other, with a few wins along the way – 2020 in review

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st December 2020 -  As a turbulent-filled year comes to a close, Luke Michael reflects on the sector-defining moments of 2020.    What a year 2020 has been. No one could have predicted how much the year

More Australians receive unemployment payments than you think

Contributor, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  A new study highlights significant misunderstandings about the scale and scope of Australians who receive unemployment payments. Australians receiving unemployment payments

Fall in rents not enough to address housing affordability crisis

Bruce Argyle, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  It’s clear from the Rental Affordability Index that JobSeeker recipients are suffering rental stress despite falling rents and an increase in the JobSeeker payment.  Around the

‘We need to overhaul the system’: Welfare advocates say JobSeeker must be raised permanently

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 8th December 2020 -  A new survey reveals that the pre-COVID JobSeeker rate left 41 per cent of recipients with just $7 a day after paying rent  All the gains made from the temporary JobSeeker increase will

Mental health and income support

Rachel Siewert, Monday, 7th December 2020 -  The Productivity Commission report into mental health showed the punitive nature of the income support system is adversely impacting people’s mental health. Given the issue

Finding ground, new policy networks and a holiday message for government

Contributor, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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With federal parliament this week set to debate the government’s plan to cut income support at Christmas

Australia’s rental affordability crisis remains despite COVID welfare boost

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  The latest Rental Affordability Index reveals the temporary welfare increase has brought little relief for low-income households      While the JobSeeker coronavirus supplement

Anti-poverty advocates slam ‘cruel’ welfare cuts

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th November 2020 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison says keeping the current supplement rate would “hold Australia back”    Community groups are dismayed by the federal government’s decision to slash
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