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Is Scott Morrison’s rhetoric stopping refugees from getting jobs?

Is Scott Morrison’s rhetoric stopping refugees from getting jobs?

A secret review into refugee employment reportedly urges the prime minister to adopt a new narrative.

Centrelink is a broken system in need of reform

Centrelink is a broken system in need of reform

Crikey readers on the welfare system and the government's war on asylum seekers.

Centrelink shakedown: what happens when Centrelink asks to see your transaction history?

Centrelink shakedown: what happens when Centrelink asks to see your transaction history?

A welfare recipient has been asked to provide 10 months of financial transactions. Is it a new front in the welfare war, or another symptom of a broken system?

Evidence for drug testing ‘disingenuous’

Evidence for drug testing ‘disingenuous’

Good morning, early birds. The evidence for the government's welfare drug test plan has once again been called into question, and the NSW Liberal Party faces its own donation scandal. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Coalition renews welfare drug test push

Coalition renews welfare drug test push

Good morning, early birds. The government is set to reintroduce a plan to drug-test Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients, and Boris Johnson will try for another election push amid a week of Brexit turmoil. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Denial, anger, bargaining: how the government deals with robo-debt controversy

Denial, anger, bargaining: how the government deals with robo-debt controversy

Careful observers may have noticed a pattern in how the government has handled the endless controversies of its broken robo-debt recovery scheme.

Are more than 90% of Newstart recipients receiving other benefits?

Are more than 90% of Newstart recipients receiving other benefits?

Josh Frydenberg has said '[over 90% of] people who receive Newstart also receive other payments like the parenting payment, or rental assistance'. This claim is not the full story.

Life on Newstart means living your whole life behind the eight-ball

Life on Newstart means living your whole life behind the eight-ball

Being on Newstart doesn't just mean poverty. It can also mean losing the opportunities to ever escape it.

How long do people really stay on Newstart?

How long do people really stay on Newstart?

A common excuse for not increasing Newstart is that it is a 'transitional' payment for most recipients. Do those numbers add up?

An incomplete list of tired excuses for not increasing Newstart

An incomplete list of tired excuses for not increasing Newstart

Scott Morrison and the Liberal Party seem hell-bent on keeping Newstart payments at an unlivable standard. But it's not just the Coalition holding payments back.