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Snapshot Dispels Welfare Myths

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 -  Australia’s “welfare blowout” is a myth, according to the Australian Council of Social Service which is calling for an end to media attacks on people who are unemployed. ACOSS has

Work for the Dole Denounced as ‘Demonstrable Failure’ as Govt Announces Crackdown

Wendy Williams, Monday, 1st May 2017 -  The social sector has reiterated calls to abolish the Work for the Dole program describing it as a “demonstrable failure” amid claims the government is set to crackdown on people who

New Ideas to Try, Test and Learn

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 9th March 2017 -  Hundreds of people have submitted innovative ideas to help young Australians move from welfare to work. The federal government received nearly 400 ideas from individuals and organisations

Innovation in Unemployment: Are We Setting Ourselves Up for Failure?

Kevin Robbie, Friday, 10th February 2017 -  To truly foster innovation in unemployment we must understand what works already and ensure all three barriers underlying the issue are addressed, writes United Way Australia CEO

Transport A Key Barrier for Young Unemployed

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 -  Young unemployed Australians are facing serious transport challenges in the hunt for work, according to a new report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence. The latest figures from

Social Services Minister Denies Job Shortage

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 18th November 2016 -  Minister for Social Services Christian Porter says he does not “statistically” accept the gap between the number of people seeking employment and the number of available jobs. Speaking

Hazelwood Closure Could be a Social Catastrophe

Lina Caneva, Friday, 4th November 2016 -  Welfare peak body the Victorian Council of Social Service has warned of a social catastrophe in the Latrobe Valley if local communities aren’t adequately supported during the closure

Alliance Calls on Govt to Stop Criminalisation of the Unemployed

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 8th September 2016 -  Poor Australians are being criminalised by the social security system, according to an alliance of organisations that are demanding the government address the country’s growing

Poll Reveals Strong Rejection of Newstart Cuts

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th September 2016 -  The majority of Australians do not agree with the government’s proposed cuts to Newstart, according to a new poll. A national survey of more than 10,000 Australians, released

Australia Needs Unemployment Insurance Says Jobs Australia Report

Wendy Williams, Monday, 20th June 2016 -  Jobs Australia has released a report calling for discussions on introducing unemployment insurance in the face of entrenched high unemployment. A Proposal for Unemployment Insurance

Businesses Unite to Tackle Youth Unemployment

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 15th February 2016 -  Some of Australia’s leading companies have signed on to a new competition that aims to showcase the skills and talents of young Australians and show employers why they need to look…

Transition to Work Launched Across Australia

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st February 2016 -  The Australian Government has revealed the 11 successful organisations that will help young people and early school leavers become ready for work under the first round of the new…
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