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Tag archives: Disability Support Pension

Disability support plummets as government turns up heat on the vulnerable

vening.jack@gmail.com November 7, 2017 18 Comments

Disabled Australians are being turned away from the Disability Support Pension and forced onto punitive and untenable unemployment schemes.

Human Services harassing Down Syndrome disability support recipients

Josh Taylor May 11, 2017 10 Comments

Human Services has been forcing people with Down Syndrome to keep getting medical reviews to keep the disability support pension.

When it comes to unsustainability, super concessions are king

When it comes to unsustainability, super concessions are king

Bernard Keane May 8, 2015 6 Comments

The government talks a lot about "unsustainability" but only for programs that benefit lower income earners, not the rich.

British disability reforms a perfect model of a mess

British disability reforms a perfect model of a mess

Crikey July 1, 2014 4 Comments

Think we should reform our disability support pension to be more like the United Kingdom? Think again, economist Tom Westland writes.

Kevin Andrews, don’t pick on the disabled and those on the dole

Kevin Andrews, don’t pick on the disabled and those on the dole

Cathy Alexander January 24, 2014 54 Comments

Hands off people on the dole and disability payments, but wind back the age pension. That's what experts told Crikey about welfare reform as the government prepares to slice and dice.

Picking on disability support, a favourite past time of policymakers

Bernard Keane March 31, 2011 11 Comments

The Disability Support Pension is a perennial target of reforming politicians. Perhaps they should turn their attention to other forms of welfare.

Fighting for a fair deal from Centrelink

Crikey September 29, 2009 7 Comments

Dealing with Centrelink is a full-time job for someone applying for a Disability Support Pension, getting punted from payment to payment, filling out forms and going to pointless reviews and assessments, writes an anonymous disability carer.