Jeremy Poxon of the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union (AUWU) talks about the harsh realities that welfare recipients face, and why those in power do not seem to care.
Last night, it was Labor’s turn to offer his take on the budget. He promised much, but fell short in one important area,
Josh Frydenberg’s welfare “backflip” is anything but. The payment of $75 to those well below the poverty line is an insult – nothing more.
I’ve been on both sides of the poverty line, and I can unequivocally state that this country’s welfare system needs to change its direction.
This morning, Nicolas Maduro lived through an assassination attempt, South Australia’s welfare problem went nautical and two Americans found love with two genetic copies of themselves.
Yesterday, Michaelia Cash told the ABC that she could live on the $40 a day the unemployed do, because she did the same thing backpacking. Her nonsense highlights an obvious fact: they don’t get it.
After one pensioner crowdfunded her rent and made it to social media, it highlighted a growing problem with our ageing population. They’re broke.
Turnbull government has quietly started to reform the welfare system, as they look to save money by introducing one universal payment, regardless of the recipient’s situation.
The federal government has continued its pushing of the controvesial cashless welfare card, with residents in Queensland join Western Australia in the scheme. Thousands of Queenslanders and Western Australians will be the next to have their Centrelink payments quarantined, as the federal government continues its rollout of the cashless welfare card. The Turnbull-led government…
Wednesday. The day that is like every other day. By the way, the Government’s welfare plan was knocked, a palatial mansion was sold in Mt Druitt and the Warriors chose to not come out and play.
What a night. Our heads were swimming with the romance of possibilities, and some of us did some things we didn’t want to do. So, who got the most out of the budget?
The trial of the card that stops welfare recipients from buying “non-essentials” like alcohol is complete. Alan Tudge has hailed it as a success, but almost half of the users disagree.
With the government set to finally amend Centrelink’s debt recovery system, the question should not be about future prevention but fixing the immediate damage.
Social Services Minister Christian Porter recently copped flak for his “unfeeling” response to increasing welfare payments. But is he right?
As a welfare recipient, Scott Morrison’s latest crackdown measures makes me feel as if I’m guilty until I prove myself innocent.
Have an outstanding debt to Centrelink? Border Patrol and the Department of Immigration may stop you at the departure gate.
Ingeborg van Teeseling outlines the benefits of a European Basic Income trial, which could radically reduce Australia’s welfare spending.
Ugur Nedim details the Abbott Government’s plan to roll out a “healthy welfare card” scheme and questions whether such a scheme will actually benefit the underprivileged.
Michael Burrill’s no fan of Twiggy’s new welfare scheme – if the government really wants to reduce the instances of alcohol and drug abuse, the policy ought to address its underlying causes.
Rainer the Cabbie is all for an equitable society, but when long-term welfare users turn into, well, fare dodgers, it’s time to fix the system.
A frustrated Belinda Marsh doesn’t hold back as she takes aim at Centrelink in this week’s Top Five.
In her second, take-no-prisoners piece for TBS, rural GP Rastas offers her diagnosis of an Australian welfare system way too open to abuse.