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.
Disabled Australians are being turned away from the Disability Support Pension and forced onto punitive and untenable unemployment schemes.
The government talks a lot about "unsustainability" but only for programs that benefit lower income earners, not the rich.
Think we should reform our disability support pension to be more like the United Kingdom? Think again, economist Tom Westland writes.
Hands off people on the dole and disability payments, but wind back the age pension. That's what experts told Crikey about welfare reform as the government prepares to slice and dice.
The Disability Support Pension is a perennial target of reforming politicians. Perhaps they should turn their attention to other forms of welfare.
Dealing with Centrelink is a full-time job for someone applying for a Disability Support Pension, getting punted from payment to payment, filling out forms and going to pointless reviews and assessments, writes an anonymous disability carer.