Topic archives: social services

Department of Social Services tried to hide data breach from affected employees

February 9, 2018 2

Emails exclusively obtained by Crikey via FOI have revealed that the Department of Social Services initially decided to hide last year's data breach from affected employees.

Business Council tactics come straight from Republican playbook

January 15, 2018 16

The Business Council is taking its cue from Republicans in wanting unfunded company tax cuts to be paid for by ordinary Australians through health and education cuts.

Disability support plummets as government turns up heat on the vulnerable

November 7, 2017 18

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

When did ‘Labor values’ become John Howard’s values?

When did ‘Labor values’ become John Howard’s values?

March 26, 2013 42

Missing: true Labor values and an acceptance that structural barriers create poverty and disadvantage. It's time for the ALP to stop blaming and short-changing individuals.