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.
New evidence casts doubt on the Department of Human Services' claim that Centrelink staff aren't given set debt recovery targets.
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.
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?