The left maintains that neoliberalism, and the Liberal Party, are hostile to welfare spending. The record shows otherwise.
Emails exclusively obtained by Crikey via FOI have revealed that the Department of Social Services initially decided to hide last year's data breach from affected employees.
The Business Council is taking its cue from Republicans in wanting unfunded company tax cuts to be paid for by ordinary Australians through health and education cuts.
Disabled Australians are being turned away from the Disability Support Pension and forced onto punitive and untenable unemployment schemes.
Missing: true Labor values and an acceptance that structural barriers create poverty and disadvantage. It's time for the ALP to stop blaming and short-changing individuals.