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.
The Daily Telegraph’s hate affair with dole bludgers continues today with an article entitled “Turn back the bludgers”: “Dole recipients are ripping off millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money by exploiting a loophole that allows them to knock back jobs without losing welfare payments”. According to the article, “the bludgers are rejecting jobs because ‘shifts fall […]
The focus on Turnbull’s call for a cultural shift has left unexamined the ways in which government policy is complicit in violence against women and children.
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.