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Stories behind the payments: Week of action hopes to raise the rate

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th July 2019 -  Bev’s life goal is to complete her bachelor’s degree in social sciences and psychology. But as a single mother surviving on Newstart payments, that dream often feels very far away.

Stronger together in tackling Australia’s challenges

Cassandra Goldie, Thursday, 23rd May 2019 -  Now the political fate of the country has been decided, the Morrison government has some very big challenges ahead that can only be overcome by working together, writes the CEO of the

Coalition promises to support charities and the NDIS… but won’t budge on Newstart

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th April 2019 -  The Coalition government says it strongly supports the charity sector and has promised the National Disability Insurance Scheme will always be fully funded, as it seeks re-election

Rental crisis worsens for low-income earners

Luke Michael, Monday, 29th April 2019 -  Australia’s rental affordability crisis is only getting worse, with new research revealing the number of affordable homes for people on welfare is dwindling. Anglicare’s annual

‘The evidence is in’: Australians want an increase to Newstart

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 -  The majority of Australians agree there should be an increase to Newstart, a new poll has shown. The Essential Research poll, commissioned by the Australian Council of Social Service,

ALP pledges to be champions of the charity sector

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th April 2019 -  Labor MP Andrew Leigh has vowed an ALP government will “end the war on charities” and strengthen the role of the charities commission, while continuing to put pressure on controversial

What is The Greens’ vision for the social sector?

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th April 2019 -  Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says protecting charitable advocacy and ensuring community organisations are properly funded will be her party’s major priorities in Australia

What community services want: An end to the cuts

Cassandra Goldie, Friday, 12th April 2019 -  Healthy, inclusive, thriving communities need quality, secure community services, writes ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie, as part of a series of articles looking at what the social

Government turns to automation to save $2 billion in welfare payments

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  Welfare recipients are again one of the biggest losers in the budget, with the federal government failing to raise Newstart and moving to save billions in welfare payments by automating

Report Reveals Children Suffering Under Newstart

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 25th February 2019 -  Children living in jobless households are bearing the brunt of low payment welfare schemes, according to a report which has reignited calls to raise Newstart and family support payments.

Opinion

Our Social Policy Reflects Our Attitudes to Women

Rachel Siewert, Wednesday, 30th January 2019 -  Politicians must reflect on the policy decisions they have made that mean single mothers go without food or women are unable to leave a violent home, writes Senator Rachel Siewert,

Community Groups Dismayed at Labor’s Failure to Raise Newstart

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th December 2018 -  Labor’s failure to commit to raising Newstart at their national conference has been slammed by anti-poverty advocates, who say welfare recipients will needlessly struggle to survive
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