Maria has been homeless for 14 years, ever since she lost her last WA public housing property due to arrears she has since repaid. Her story is not unique.
A welfare recipient has been asked to provide 10 months of financial transactions. Is it a new front in the welfare war, or another symptom of a broken system?
Careful observers may have noticed a pattern in how the government has handled the endless controversies of its broken robo-debt recovery scheme.
Josh Frydenberg has said '[over 90% of] people who receive Newstart also receive other payments like the parenting payment, or rental assistance'. This claim is not the full story.
Being on Newstart doesn't just mean poverty. It can also mean losing the opportunities to ever escape it.
Chief executive of advocacy group National Shelter, Adrian Pisarski said social housing levels in Australia dropped from a high of 7.1% in 1991 to a low of 4.2%. Is he correct?
A common excuse for not increasing Newstart is that it is a 'transitional' payment for most recipients. Do those numbers add up?
Scott Morrison and the Liberal Party seem hell-bent on keeping Newstart payments at an unlivable standard. But it's not just the Coalition holding payments back.
Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services Luke Howarth has made a number of claims about homelessness in Australia. How do they measure up?