The Community and Public Sector Union has stepped up its campaign to restore the Commonwealth Employment Service, which was abolished in 1998. Jim McIlroy reports.
Australian Unemployed Workers' Union (AUWU)
A report by the Parliamentary Budget Office has found that women aged over 60 are the fastest growing section of the population on JobSeeker payments. Isaac Nellist reports.
The Australian Unemployed Workers Union says it is “time for DJ Albo to stop spinning and start acting on the anti-poverty rhetoric he conveniently spouted from opposition,” reports Nova Sobieralski.
Independent MP David Pocock agreed to Labor’s new industrial relations bill only after it promised to set up an “independent” Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee. Nova Sobieralski reports on its limitations.
The holiday season is meant to be a joyous time, but for the nearly 3 million poor Australians it is nothing but embarrassment, isolation and hunger. Nova Sobieralski reports.
The Antipoverty Centre and the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union have criticised the federal government for ignoring unemployed people and welfare recipients at the summit. Isaac Nellist reports
A snap protest in front of Centrelink, initiated by a stay-at-home mother, called for JobSeeker to be raised. Tyrus Maxwell reports.
Labor will not commit to raising the JobSeeker payment of $44 a day, backing down on a promise it made in 2019 to review it. Isaac Nellist reports on the response.
Youth poverty has worsened during the pandemic. Isaac Nellist and Zoe O'Dea assess how the sudden removal of the federal emergency disaster and welfare supplement payments will impact young people.
A second “Safe from COVID, safe from poverty” media conference discussed organising for COVID-19 safety in the workplace. Isaac Nellist reports.
Workers are being put in harm's way and the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union and Living Incomes for Everyone want that to change. Isaac Nellist reports.
While the vaccination roll-out limps along, Jobseeker and social security support is being reduced just when it is needed the most. Suzanne James reports.
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