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Sector Unites in Call to Raise Newstart

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th March 2013 -  The nation’s welfare sector has made a united call for a $50 increase in the single Newstart Allowance payment at the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) National…

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Current Super Concessions Favour the Wealthy – So Why Aren’t We Supporting Reform?

Staff Reporter, Friday, 8th February 2013 -  This article is by John Passant, a tutor at Australian National University in Canberra. It was first published by The Conversation. It is republished here under CreativeCommons

No Increase to Newstart – Senate Inquiry

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 29th November 2012 -  A Senate Committee report has rejected a rise in the controversial Newstart Allowance despite Labor and Greens MPs on the committee agreeing the welfare payment is too low. While…

Employment Environment ‘Hostile‘ for Welfare Recipients – Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 27th August 2012 -  The chances of finding employment are “seriously limited” for those currently living on welfare, according to major Church providers of social services in Australia.…

Welfare Peak Body to Appear Before Parliamentary Committee

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 21st June 2012 -  Welfare peak body ACOSS has been summoned to Canberra to appear before a Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights. ACOSS is to appear before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human…

Anglicare Report Reveals Family Hardship

Staff Reporter, Friday, 1st June 2012 -  A new Anglicare Victoria report has found that single parents on parenting payments are sacrificing their own health so they can afford to heat the family home and put a good meal on…

Greens Push for Income Support Inquiry

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st May 2012 -  The Australian Greens have announced plans to move for a Senate inquiry into the adequacy of the income support system. Senator Rachel Siewert, Greens spokesperson for Family and…

Welfare Groups Concerned Over Proposed Cuts to Family Payments

Staff Reporter, Friday, 4th May 2012 -  Speculation that the Federal Government will cut welfare payments to families in order to return a surplus in next week’s budget would worsen poverty in Australia, according…

Australians Support a Rise in the Newstart Allowance

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th April 2012 -  The Gillard Government and Opposition are out of step with community attitudes towards welfare payments with a new survey showing that Australians support an $84 increase to the…

Senator to Live on the Dole for a Week

Staff Reporter, Friday, 13th April 2012 - 
Greens Senator Rachel Siewert announces she will live on $17 a day for a week. Photo: supplied. Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert is trying to live on just $17 a day for a week,…

ACOSS Campaign On Newstart Surges Ahead

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 6th March 2012 - 
The '$35 a day is not enough!' campaign calls for an increase to income support allowance. Photo: ACOSS Over 100 Australian Not for Profit organisations and 400 individuals…
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