Advocates say the disability sector has been largely ignored in government plans to combat coronavirus. The ramifications could be deadly.
The government says it owes no duty of care to welfare recipients. No wonder Australian citizens are feeling alienated.
As government spending on both residential aged care and home care has increased, private providers have been the main beneficiaries. And complaints have soared.
A new report shows how the National Disability Insurance Scheme is letting down the people it exists to help. Crikey highlights some of the worst revelations.
Even though the term 'robo-debt' is in widespread use, this might be the first time it has been used by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
In the last financial year, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal contacted almost 800 people who wanted to appeal their Centrelink debt. Around half of those contacted withdrew their appeal, a figure that has alarmed experts.
More money is desperately needed in aged care — but that's not going to be enough to fix an industry that shames Australia.
More than 104,000 Australians have 'gone missing' from the government's employment services system — many of these people are the most disadvantaged in our community.