Topic archives: unemployment benefits

Australia’s ‘overly generous’ welfare in context

Australia’s ‘overly generous’ welfare in context

May 30, 2014 19

The government and its News Corp cheerleaders have called Australia's welfare system "unsustainable", "overly generous" and "sending Australia broke". Crikey intern Jake Stevens asks: do the numbers stack up?

Essential: voters down on privatisation and the unemployed

Essential: voters down on privatisation and the unemployed

January 28, 2014 3

Voters remain deeply opposed to any privatisation, even of things they've never heard of, this week's Essential Report shows. And the view that the Newstart payment is too low isn't widely shared by voters.