An ignorant media is attacking the government over the NDIS, reinforcing perceptions the Coalition doesn't care about people with disabilities.
Last night's budget was the 25th without an increase (in real terms) to the Newstart unemployment benefit.
Since the days of the Howard government, the ability for single parents to get suitable welfare support has become harder and harder. Crikey tracks the changes.
The claims that the Liberals are engaged in an attack on welfare aren't actually backed up by the numbers.
The left maintains that neoliberalism, and the Liberal Party, are hostile to welfare spending. The record shows otherwise.
Crikey had a front-row seat at this week's Senate inquiry into the widely criticised pre-employment program. Noticeably, there were a few seats spare...
This year was an annus horribilis for the poor — but the tireless campaigning of low-income advocates offers some hope for the future.
From technology to welfare to refugees, Bill Shorten has plenty to deal with in the lead-up to the national conference.