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March 18, 2020

Welfare recipients on cashless debit card will have $750 stimulus payment quarantined

Exclusive: around 15,000 welfare recipients who have been compulsorily placed on the card won’t be able to withdraw money as cash Welfare recipients who are on the controversial […]
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 […]
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 […]
August 6, 2019

Job snobs? This News Corp rhetoric is just another way to blame unemployment on the individual

Calling people job snobs ignores the conditions of their lives and obscures the structural realities of competitive labour markets The “job snobs” are back on the […]
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