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Hundreds of hours and an uphill battle for the vulnerable to access social services

Vulnerable groups applying for social services face massive wait times and an incredibly complex application process. And the problem is only getting worse.

The battle for benefits: people with disabilities fight back against broken system

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.

Centrelink scandal rolls on ... how Tony Abbott spent Christmas ... holiday beard watch ...

Tips and rumours

Centrelink scandal rolls on ... how Tony Abbott spent Christmas ... holiday beard watch ...

Better get used to the reality that total government expenses will stay at or above 26% of GDP, writes former APS senior executive <b>Greg Feeney</b>.

Big spending is the new normal

Better get used to the reality that total government expenses will stay at or above 26% of GDP, writes former APS senior executive Greg Feeney.

Welfare for everyone — and six other ideas for the 2016 budget

We should at least look into the feasibility of a "universal basic income" for Australia.

Don't believe what you read. Australia actually has the <em>lowest</em> level of middle-class welfare in the developed world, argues ANU academic <b> Peter Whiteford</b>.

Debunking the ‘middle-class welfare’ furphy

Don't believe what you read. Australia actually has the lowest level of middle-class welfare in the developed world, argues ANU academic Peter Whiteford.

"Imagine a housing estate with a little park next to it," begins conservative leader David Cameron's speech to the Centre for Social Justice founded by Iain Duncan Smith, which later became know as his "hug a hoodie" speech.

Hug a hoodie

"Imagine a housing estate with a little park next to it," begins conservative leader David Cameron's speech to the Centre for Social Justice founded by Iain Duncan Smith, which later became know as his "hug a hoodie" speech.

Can we retrieve and renew the idea that we live in a society, and it's the qualities of how we live with each other than makes life good?

Eva Cox: put the big society (back) on the agenda

Can we retrieve and renew the idea that we live in a society, and it's the qualities of how we live with each other than makes life good?

Australia’s poorest pay the highest effective marginal tax rates, leading to long-term work disincentives for welfare recipients, according to a brief released by The Australia Institute this week.

‘Race to the bottom’: why our poorest pay the most tax

Australia’s poorest pay the highest effective marginal tax rates, leading to long-term work disincentives for welfare recipients, according to a brief released by The Australia Institute this week.

Will this election create a fairer and more egalitarian society? Not so far, according to an assessment of the social policy options being touted by the major parties.

The social welfare scorecard: how the parties stack up

Will this election create a fairer and more egalitarian society? Not so far, according to an assessment of the social policy options being touted by the major parties.

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