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Budget 2019

Budget 2019

Scott Morrison Has Already Backflipped On A Major Budget Promise After Just 12 Hours

2 min read

A key plank of the federal Budget has lasted just 12 hours before a major facelift, with the government caving in to extend a one-off energy payment to people on the Newstart welfare payment.

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.

National

National

Calls To Suspend 'Crude' Centrelink Robo-Debt In Landmark Court Challenge

3 min read

A Centrelink client is taking the government to court over the controversial 'robo-debt' system, with the government facing calls to suspend the framework during the process.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

How Lazy Does A Dole Bludger Have To Be For Us To Starve Them?

4 min read

Language is a funny thing, isn’t it?

Politics

Politics

Job Seekers Told To Pick Fruit Or Lose Welfare Payments

2 min read

Scott Morrison has called on Australians on the dole to get to work by helping struggling farmers.

Politics

Politics

Boosting 'Embarassment' Welfare Payments Would Help Economy

3 min read

Newstart payments haven't increased in 24 years.

News

News

Australia's Worst Suburbs For Welfare Cheats Exposed

2 min read

Welfare cheats warned 'we will track you down'.

Politics

Politics

Top Earners Get As Much In Two Weeks As Poorest Do In A Year

4 min read

"It’s a struggle to do even the most basic things"

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"

Politics

Politics

People On Centrelink Can Afford Literally Zero Percent Of Rental Properties In Australia

5 min read

'This is now our most critical social infrastructure crisis.'

Politics

Politics

Newstart Recipients On Just $17 A Day After Housing Costs, Salvos Say

4 min read

Salvation Army warns of "devastating hardship" faced by many on welfare payments.