The Antipoverty Centre's Kristin O'Connell spoke to Green Left's Isaac Nellist about solutions to counter worsening poverty and homelessness.
A report by the Antipoverty Centre, published by GetUp!, reveals just how punishing “mutual obligation” schemes are for those on JobSeeker and Youth Allowance. Isaac Nellist reports.
Ten million workers are struggling but Australia’s national net wealth, if redistributed, could end the crushing poverty which directly accounts for at least 10% of the suicide toll. Gerry Georgatos reports.
The Robodebt letters were deliberately designed without a phone number for people to call, the intention being that they quietly pay up online. Peter Martin reports on the sinister science behind such decisions.
While the Royal Commission report into Robodebt did not recommend systemic compensation to the victims, it did suggest lifting the rate for social security benefits. Alex Bainbridge reports.
If ever there was an instance of hideous failing in government policy, the cruel, inept and vicious Robodebt program would have to be one of them. Binoy Kampmark reports.
The Community and Public Sector Union has called on the Anthony Albanese government to scrap the punitive “mutual” obligations system, stating it “does more harm than good”. Bill Darkin reports.
Under significant pressure Labor is signalling it will raise the rate of the JobSeeker payment in the federal budget — but only for those aged over 55. Isaac Nellist reports.
Welfare recipients, anti-poverty campaigners and supporters gathered outside Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s electoral office to demand he urgently commit to raising JobSeeker. Isaac Nellist reports.
The Robodebt royal commission has revealed that lower level Centrelink workers were telling their bosses that the system was wrong and cruel. They were not listened to, writes Sue Bolton.
Socialist Alliance candidate for Wills Sue Bolton said kicking the Scott Morrison government out is critical, but going soft on Labor won't help the workers’ movement. Jacob Andrewartha reports.
Activists continue to organise against the cashless debit card, which is being rolled out in lower socio-economic communities. Bernadette Smith reports.
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