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Budget 2016: Welfare Safety Net But Sector Warns Budget Locks in Harsh Cuts

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 3rd May 2016 -  The federal government budget will establish a welfare safety net along with a $96.1 million fund aimed at reducing the number welfare recipients. But the welfare sector has warned

Senate Told of Centrelink ‘Debacle’

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd February 2016 -  Details of hundreds of Centrelink complaints have been read to the Senate by WA Greens Senator Rachel Siewert after they were posted on her Facebook page late last week. Senator Siewert…

Welfare Increases Still Too Low – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 4th March 2014 -  Australia’s peak body for community services and the welfare sector has expressed concerns over the small rise to income support payments, such as Newstart and Parenting…

Vinnies Delivers Refugee Policy Alternative

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 18th December 2013 -  The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has launched its own Refugee Policy prior to Christmas, and has written to Minister Scott Morrison about its deep concern…

Coalition Cuts Red Tape for Paid Parental Leave

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 26th November 2013 -  New laws introduced by the Coalition Government is set to cut red tape for business under Paid Parental Leave Scheme. The Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013…

Skating on Thin Ice: Mental Illness & Homelessness

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th October 2013 -  More work needs to be done to support people living with mental illness to sustain social housing tenancies, especially those relying on Centrelink payments, as the only alternative…

Housing Trial Proves Benefits of Early Intervention

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 10th September 2013 -  Significant housing outcomes have been achieved according to an assessment of a Melbourne-based service delivery trial between State and Federal Government departments and HomeGround…

Tasmanian Volunteering Redefined Under New Breakaway Principles

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th July 2012 -  Volunteering Tasmania (VT) has broken away from the national volunteering body to release a new set of principles to redefine what it means to be a volunteer. VT says the principles…

New Job Search Penalties Harsh – ACOSS

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 12th August 2010 -  Peak welfare body, ACOSS has welcomed the ALP’s policy announcement of workforce relocation incentives, but is concerned that new penalty measures for jobseekers will cause…

Thousands Missing Out on Govt Assistance

Lina Caneva, Monday, 31st May 2010 -  Thousands of Australians, including carers and the recently bereaved, are missing out on assistance worth $623 million because the government does not actively promote awareness…
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