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ACOSS Warns on Budget Welfare Cutbacks

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 13th May 2014 -  A new analysis from welfare peak body ACOSS claims the main welfare targets expected in today’s Federal Budget – Newstart, family tax benefits and the disability support…

More Older Aussies Seek Newstart

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th May 2014 -  More jobless Australians in their 50s and 60s are seeking the Newstart allowance, new figures out of the Department of Human Services have shown. According to the figures, sought…

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…

ACOSS Delivers Federal Budget Proposal

Staff Reporter, Monday, 10th February 2014 -  Welfare peak body, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has urged the Federal Government to deliver on its promise to put the nation's Budget on a fair and sustainable…

Campaign Calls for Better Start for Single Mums

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 7th January 2014 -  A new website that reveals the stories of single parent families living on Newstart is the latest part of an ongoing campaign to end child poverty. The website, found at http://www.10storiesofsinglemothers.org.au

Andrews to Look at Review Welfare Payments

Staff Reporter, Friday, 27th September 2013 -  The Coalition Government is considering a review of all welfare payments, including income-support payments for single parents, according to reports. The Australian has reported…

BUDGET: Gaping Hole for Poorest Remains

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 15th May 2013 -  Welfare peak body ACOSS says while it welcomes the Federal Government’s vision to secure disability care and dental and schools reform in the Federal Budget, it cannot believe…

Unaffordable Housing Worsens – Report

Staff Reporter, Monday, 29th April 2013 -  A new report from Anglicare Australia has shown that less than 1% of available rental properties around the country are affordable for anyone on a Newstart allowance, parenting payment,…

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…


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…
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