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Why we need to raise the rate

Cassandra Prigg, Thursday, 4th March 2021 -  An increase in JobSeeker to $80 a day would change a young person’s life and their future – the problem is that politicians lack the willpower to make this happen, writes Cassandra Prigg.

Valuing the social economy, the vaccine roll-out, and a roadmap for a real, positive change

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

ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service welcomed the decision by the Australian Senate to refer the government’s

‘It’s incalculable cruelty’: Charities say $25 a week JobSeeker increase is deeply inadequate

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 -  “This rate is far too low, and we will see the continuing impacts of this on rates of disadvantage, poverty and homelessness in Australia” The community sector has severely condemned

Federal government urged to invest in Australia’s post-COVID recovery

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 10th February 2021 -  ACOSS has outlined its six steps for recovery and renewal The policy vigour and community-minded approach shown by the Morrison government during Australia’s COVID-19 response

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.

ACOSS

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
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