News and Media

October 8, 2019

Cashless welfare card trial splits Bundaberg community, participants say they feel humiliated

People forced onto the cashless welfare card as part of a trial in the Bundaberg-Hervey Bay area of Queensland say they feel stigmatised and humiliated by […]
October 2, 2019

Newstart crisis: calls for independent commission to set rate of welfare payments

Social service organisations say commission needed to avoid repeat of 25-year ‘freeze’ to unemployment rate An independent commission should set the rate of Newstart to end […]
October 2, 2019

It breaks my heart to send my homeless patient back to the street. There must be a better way

It seems wrong to accept that homelessness, drug addiction and mental health issues are beyond the remit of a public hospital. “In an ideal world, what […]
September 18, 2019

Homeless-specific medical centre hoped to ease pressure on Perth emergency departments

A specific medical facility for people who are homeless could be a reality in two years if a WA government-driven trial proves successful. The East Metropolitan […]
September 18, 2019

The homeless death of Aimee Teese: ‘I didn’t think it would come to this at 30’

  The empty doorway The homeless death of Aimee Teese: ‘I didn’t think it would come to this at 30’  Illustration: Alan Vest/The Guardian Aimee Teese […]
September 18, 2019

Disability royal commission begins today, a long overdue reckoning into the violence against us

Today is the first public sitting of the disability royal commission, or to give it its full name, the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and […]
September 12, 2019

Record number of people with a disability being forced onto Newstart

PHOTO: Mandy Hunwick, who lives with MS, fought Centrelink for 17 months until she was approved for the DSP. (ABC News: Curtis Rodda) Mandy Hunwick used to love […]
September 12, 2019

R U OK co-founder Graeme Cowan shares his suicide note to help others

R U OK co-founder Graeme Cowan has been overwhelmed with support and messages of solidarity after sharing a suicide note he wrote in the depths of […]
September 9, 2019

Newstart recipients six times more likely to suffer poor health, researchers find

Exclusive: Monash University study finds those on welfare report ‘stark’ differences in health to those in paid work  Newstart and disability support pension recipients suffer an […]
September 2, 2019

The Archdiocese of Perth has now launched a new mobile App

(14 April 2017) Download the CAP App   About the Archdiocese of Perth Mobile App Available on iOS and Android, the app enables users to find […]
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