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Do a quarter of impoverished people work full time?

Do a quarter of impoverished people work full time?

Was Greens MP Adam Bandt correct when he tweeted that one in four people living in poverty work full time?

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.

Suicide among First Nations youth is at crisis point

Suicide among First Nations youth is at crisis point

Until we have a conversation about the systemic problems that are driving suicides among First Nations children, we cannot pretend we are a country that comes together in crisis.

High and dry

High and dry

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: James M. Cain goes to Appalachia, the Australian way of poverty and annoying TV heroines.

Universal basic income? More like universally bad idea.

Universal basic income? More like universally bad idea.

The fact that those spruiking universal basic income are also those crushing workers' rights should signal the true designs of this so-called "leftist" policy.

Fantasy budget 2015: abolish Centrelink and just give people money

Fantasy budget 2015: abolish Centrelink and just give people money

One way to help fix the deficit is to streamline welfare by eliminating the bureaucracy with a negative income tax. In other words, just give people cold, hard cash.

<em>Struggle Street</em> review: poverty porn and the problem with FIFO journalism

Struggle Street review: poverty porn and the problem with FIFO journalism

SBS' much-hyped (and prematurely loathed) new documentary series was a far more balanced and honest tale than anyone expected, writes freelance writer Kavita Bedford.

Would you like a raise with that?

Would you like a raise with that?

The minimum wage in the United States is just $7.25 an hour. For a long time that has remained unchanged and undebated -- but the workers are now rising up.

Crikey Clarifier: what the overhaul of Australian aid will mean

Crikey Clarifier: what the overhaul of Australian aid will mean

Tony Abbott is overhauling aid, cutting funding, merging AusAID with DFAT and reorienting spending. Aid expert Thulsi Narayanasamy looks into the changes and what they will mean.

Why neither major party is addressing indigenous poverty

Why neither major party is addressing indigenous poverty

Despit the epidemic of indigenous poverty, neither major party has a comprehensive policy to address it. Jon Altman, professor at ANU's Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, says only the Greens have a different approach.