All the things Bill Shorten wants us to think he's said, even though he didn't actually say them.
Crikey readers discuss the impracticality of living on Newstart as an older Australian.
Last night's budget was the 25th without an increase (in real terms) to the Newstart unemployment benefit.
From technology to welfare to refugees, Bill Shorten has plenty to deal with in the lead-up to the national conference.
The Business Council of Australia are in accord with the conservatives on many topics -- the recently flurry of cringy interviews with conservative politicians about Newstart reminds us of a major difference.
Disabled Australians are being turned away from the Disability Support Pension and forced onto punitive and untenable unemployment schemes.
Documents obtained by Crikey reveal a troubling new twist in the Centrelink drug-testing scandal. Freelance journalist John Power reports.
A trial program will subject those on the Youth Allowance and Newstart to random drug tests. Those who fail will have their cash taken away.
This seems to be a common problem for people who've done contract, casual or intermittent work in years they have received Newstart or Youth Allowance.