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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.

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 ‘Jade’ Sobieralski reports on its limitations.

Anti-poverty activists and welfare recipients called on Social Services minister Amanda Rishworth to raise welfare payments on the International Day for Eradicating Poverty. Isaac Nellist reports.

The biggest housing crisis Australia has ever experienced is fast becoming a humanitarian disaster. But, as Angela Carr argues, there are solutions.

The federal Treasurer tells us that cost-of-living pressures are only going to get worse before they get better. Angela Carr argues that Labor must abandon its neoliberal approach.

The rising cost of living and the strain on public services mean Labor must junk its support for the Coalition's stage 3 tax cut policy, argues Mary Merkenich.

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

Anti-poverty campaigners are calling on Anthony Albanese’s Labor government to scrap the controversial new Workforce Australia program, reports Isaac Nellist.

Following the Fair Work Commission’s decision to raise the minimum wage, welfare groups are calling on the Labor government to immediately lift welfare payments above the poverty line. Isaac Nellist reports.

The latest episode of the Green Left Show features Hayden Patterson, Amanda (from SayNo7) and Angela Carr who discuss what sort of welfare policy we need.

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.

The failure of governments to plan for the COVID-19 Omicron variant and their “let-it-rip” approach has left vulnerable people with less support than ever. Zoe O'Dea reports.

Given the shit show from government in response to the pandemic, it’s little wonder the far right is trying to capitalise on the widespread and growing  discontent. Felix Dance argues that workers, those who have kept people safe over the last two years, have to take a lead.

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.

Nothing maintains the culture wars more than a conservative PM blaming the unemployed for their lack of employment to a room full of rich business people, writes Dechlan Brennan.

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up many surprises, but none as sickening as the political right pretending to care about people’s mental health, argues Dechlan Brennan.

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