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Jane Caro

Jane Caro

Sorry, ScoMo, But Cashless Welfare Cards Are A Slap In The Face

6 min read

When I first heard about the Federal government's plans to roll out the cashless welfare card, my blood ran cold.

The Project

The Project

Are We A Bunch Of Job Snobs?

1 min read

Recruitment difficulty increased in every state and territory and all capital cities except Hobart.

Josh Butler

Josh Butler

Why Bashing Welfare Recipients As 'Dole Bludgers' Ignores The Unfair Reality

6 min read

There are up to 17 times as many job seekers as job vacancies in Australia. Even if every person on welfare could work, the positions simply don’t exist.

Sam Dastyari

Sam Dastyari

The Left's Reaction To Barnaby Joyce Is Why We Keep Losing

3 min read

Barnaby Joyce’s comments yesterday are a demonstration of why the left keeps losing elections.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

I'm Starting A GoFundMe For Barnaby Joyce

5 min read

Friends, you know me: I am not normally the type to get involved in charitable enterprises, as I think it discourages individual responsibility.

News

News

Barnaby Joyce Says Money Is Tight While Supporting Two Families

2 min read

The former deputy prime minister claims he has to butcher his own sheep, leave the heater off on cold nights, buy cheap groceries and fix things himself if they break down, just to stay afloat.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

If Dole Bludgers Die, They Should Have Gotten A Job, Right?

6 min read

There aren’t many groups in society with less political clout than the unemployed.

News

News

'Stressful, Heartbreaking' Newstart Payment Needs Raise, Welfare Advocates Plead

5 min read

Local MPs across the country will be bombarded by welfare advocates this week, in a push to increase the miserly Newstart allowance by $75 a week.

Cassandra Goldie

Cassandra Goldie

Why The Minimum Wage And Newstart Need To Be Lifted ASAP

4 min read

With Labor's election campaign focusing on wages, we're likely to hear "no one working full-time in Australia should live in poverty".

Budget 2019

Budget 2019

'A Deep Wound On The Soul': Another Failure To Raise Newstart Slammed

3 min read

The budget has yet again failed to increase the Newstart welfare payment, an omission in a big-spending budget that has been slammed as a “deep wound on the nation’s soul”.

Politics

Politics

Kids In Poverty Are Bullied More And Have Fewer Friends, Report Finds

4 min read

Children living in poverty are more likely to be bullied at school or lack good relationships with friends.

Politics

Politics

'It's Time' To Raise Newstart, Poverty Group Pleads

3 min read

"Newstart is $40 a day. You can't survive on an income like that"