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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 7, 2019

‘The future scares me’: low Newstart rate is making homelessness worse, charity says

The historically low rate of Newstart is making Australia’s homelessness problem worse, a charity says, with the number of people on the dole forced to seek […]
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 […]
July 22, 2019

Australia lost 20,000 public housing units in a decade, study finds

Decline offset by 55,470 increase in homes run by non-profit providers, but experts warn these have less lease security State and territory governments have presided over […]
July 18, 2019

Australia lost 20,000 public housing units in a decade, study finds

Decline offset by 55,470 increase in homes run by non-profit providers, but experts warn these have less lease security. State and territory governments have presided over […]
July 10, 2019

There are ways to reduce domestic violence that have nothing to do with the patriarchy

Jess Hill is a brave woman. Her book, See What You Made Me Do, gives us a chance – just a slim one – to shift […]
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