A secret review into refugee employment reportedly urges the prime minister to adopt a new narrative.
Crikey readers on the welfare system and the government's war on asylum seekers.
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?
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.
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.
Careful observers may have noticed a pattern in how the government has handled the endless controversies of its broken robo-debt recovery scheme.
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.
Being on Newstart doesn't just mean poverty. It can also mean losing the opportunities to ever escape it.
A common excuse for not increasing Newstart is that it is a 'transitional' payment for most recipients. Do those numbers add up?
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.