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What I learned about poverty and mental health chairing the robo-debt inquiry

What I learned about poverty and mental health chairing the robo-debt inquiry

We should not allow our government to slowly erode our humanity and our human rights, year by year, sneaky budget measure by sneaky budget measure.

Does anyone in Australia think Newstart is adequate?

Does anyone in Australia think Newstart is adequate?

Last night's budget was the 25th without an increase (in real terms) to the Newstart unemployment benefit.

ParentsNext is the culmination of a decade of attacks on women

ParentsNext is the culmination of a decade of attacks on women

Since the days of the Howard government, the ability for single parents to get suitable welfare support has become harder and harder. Crikey tracks the changes.

Canberra blocks prominent Chinese political lobbyist Huang Xiangmo

Canberra blocks prominent Chinese political lobbyist Huang Xiangmo

Good morning, early birds. Chinese lobbyist and billionaire political donor Huang Xiangmo has had his Australian permanent residency blocked, and Scott Morrison rules out a snap election resulting from any upcoming losses in parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

A year of insult and injury for job seekers and the unemployed

A year of insult and injury for job seekers and the unemployed

This year was an annus horribilis for the poor — but the tireless campaigning of low-income advocates offers some hope for the future.

It’s not a great sign when Pauline Hanson agrees with you

It’s not a great sign when Pauline Hanson agrees with you

Crikey readers discuss the government's migrant welfare bill and the rise of pre-polling.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

More woe for Centrelink users to come ... Cash's innuendo ... who leaked against Roman Quaedvlieg?

Disability support plummets as government turns up heat on the vulnerable

Disability support plummets as government turns up heat on the vulnerable

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

Drug testing welfare recipients a ‘tick a box’ exercise that can never work

Drug testing welfare recipients a ‘tick a box’ exercise that can never work

There are between 200,000 and 500,000 people who want to access drug and alcohol services who are unable to because there are not enough doctors and clinics. What will be accomplished by forcing drug-addicted welfare recipients to join the queue?

Drug-tested welfare recipients will be forced to disclose private health details to a third party

Drug-tested welfare recipients will be forced to disclose private health details to a third party

Documents obtained by Crikey reveal a troubling new twist in the Centrelink drug-testing scandal. Freelance journalist John Power reports.