The nostalgia makes sense; we're looking to escape our wretched political moment. But nostalgia seriously distorts our perception of history.
This year was an annus horribilis for the poor — but the tireless campaigning of low-income advocates offers some hope for the future.
Record numbers of Disability Support Pension applicants are having their claims rejected, often against the explicit advice of doctors. With nothing left to lose, some are choosing to fight.
Disabled Australians are being turned away from the Disability Support Pension and forced onto punitive and untenable unemployment schemes.