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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 […]
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 […]
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 17, 2019

UK’s renting millennials face homelessness crisis when they retire

Report finds at least 630,000 will be unable to afford private rents on their pension income. More than 600,000 members of so-called ‘Generation Rent’ are facing […]
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