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A consumer guide to Australian monopolies

A consumer guide to Australian monopolies

From supermarkets to human services, these industries don't suffer competition — and Australians are paying the price.

You’re out! How a government tamed the AAT

You’re out! How a government tamed the AAT

Members of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal are steadily losing their jobs and being replaced with people less qualified.

Centrelink is a broken system in need of reform

Centrelink is a broken system in need of reform

Crikey readers on the welfare system and the government's war on asylum seekers.

Centrelink shakedown: what happens when Centrelink asks to see your transaction history?

Centrelink shakedown: what happens when Centrelink asks to see your transaction history?

A welfare recipient has been asked to provide 10 months of financial transactions. Is it a new front in the welfare war, or another symptom of a broken system?

Centrelink training provider encourages job seekers to ‘vibrate’ better

Centrelink training provider encourages job seekers to ‘vibrate’ better

Attendees of a Centrelink-endorsed compulsory work-skills training session have walked away with life-changing advice including "don't dwell" and "be a spin doctor".

Denial, anger, bargaining: how the government deals with robo-debt controversy

Denial, anger, bargaining: how the government deals with robo-debt controversy

Careful observers may have noticed a pattern in how the government has handled the endless controversies of its broken robo-debt recovery scheme.

Johnson draws line in the sand over Irish border

Johnson draws line in the sand over Irish border

Good morning, early birds. Boris Johnson's offensive on Brexit negotiations has hit a roadblock in Ireland, and Labor calls for the government to end Centrelink's maligned "robodebt" system. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

An incomplete list of tired excuses for not increasing Newstart

An incomplete list of tired excuses for not increasing Newstart

Scott Morrison and the Liberal Party seem hell-bent on keeping Newstart payments at an unlivable standard. But it's not just the Coalition holding payments back.

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.