February 27, 2018 19
Record numbers of Disability Support Pension applicants are having their claims rejected, often against the explicit advice of doctors. With nothing left to lose, some are choosing to fight.
January 10, 2017 1
Centrelink scandal rolls on ... how Tony Abbott spent Christmas ... holiday beard watch ...
December 8, 2016 2
Better get used to the reality that total government expenses will stay at or above 26% of GDP, writes former APS senior executive Greg Feeney.
May 2, 2016 12
We should at least look into the feasibility of a "universal basic income" for Australia.
June 6, 2013 15
Don't believe what you read. Australia actually has the lowest level of middle-class welfare in the developed world, argues ANU academic Peter Whiteford.
August 11, 2011 2
"Imagine a housing estate with a little park next to it," begins conservative leader David Cameron's speech to the Centre for Social Justice founded by Iain Duncan Smith, which later became know as his "hug a hoodie" speech.
December 9, 2010 10
Can we retrieve and renew the idea that we live in a society, and it's the qualities of how we live with each other than makes life good?
October 14, 2010 9
Australia’s poorest pay the highest effective marginal tax rates, leading to long-term work disincentives for welfare recipients, according to a brief released by The Australia Institute this week.
August 12, 2010 9
Will this election create a fairer and more egalitarian society? Not so far, according to an assessment of the social policy options being touted by the major parties.
May 12, 2010 4
Those who gained and lost last night illustrate the lack of concern this government really has for their version of "working families".
April 2, 2009
Here we go again -- the 'middle class welfare' pink flag is raised to justify cutting payments which essentially go to women, writes Eva Cox.
October 17, 2008 7
Mr. Kennett thinks $15 million is better spent on his football club, rather than on those lazy low income earners and welfare bludgers who sleep rough every night, writes Greg Barns.
September 4, 2008 3
The ABS said that by 2056 Australia's population is projected to increase to between 31 and 43 million people, with around 23% to 25% being 65 years or older, writes Glenn Dyer.
November 14, 2007 4
Green voters are most concerned about... No, not the environment. Nor water. But health. As are Coalition, Labor and supporters of independents and the minor parties, or so Roy Morgan Research polling shows, writes Christian Kerr.