In social security circles, the “couple rule” is used to bind a couple (and what payments they can receive) together. Disappointingly, this system deals exclusively in black and white and leaves no space for victims.
Australia is set for yet another robo-debt ordeal, as the system is now purportedly auditing the childcare rebates, which could leave families with massive debt notices.
Emboldened by their initial success, Legal Aid Victoria is taking the fight to Centrelink’s maligned robo-debt recovery scheme.
The newly unemployed Tony Abbott has railed against the welfare system, wondering how they could possibly leave him on hold for so long.
Jeremy Poxon of the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union (AUWU) talks about the harsh realities that welfare recipients face, and why those in power do not seem to care.
Last night, it was Labor’s turn to offer his take on the budget. He promised much, but fell short in one important area,
I’ve been on both sides of the poverty line, and I can unequivocally state that this country’s welfare system needs to change its direction.
Again, the nation’s poor, the “dole bludgers” have been outed by the media. The problem is that they’re actually not the problem.
Yesterday, Michaelia Cash told the ABC that she could live on the $40 a day the unemployed do, because she did the same thing backpacking. Her nonsense highlights an obvious fact: they don’t get it.
After one pensioner crowdfunded her rent and made it to social media, it highlighted a growing problem with our ageing population. They’re broke.
I hope you like abject insanity for breakfast, as this morning Centrelink has done something rash, the oldest person in the world is no more, and a dinosaur learned English and got down on one knee.
The federal government has continued its pushing of the controvesial cashless welfare card, with residents in Queensland join Western Australia in the scheme. Thousands of Queenslanders and Western Australians will be the next to have their Centrelink payments quarantined, as the federal government continues its rollout of the cashless welfare card. The Turnbull-led government…
Wednesday. The day that is like every other day. By the way, the Government’s welfare plan was knocked, a palatial mansion was sold in Mt Druitt and the Warriors chose to not come out and play.
A racist fighting racism, the loss of something beautiful and Tony Abbott polishing his rifle. I see nothing out of the ordinary. Yay, #Auspol.
Tony embraced millennial life advice, satire was bested with Nazi paraphernalia and Centrelink’s awkward nickname was revealed. What a week in #AusPol.
As it turns out, Centrelink’s well-documented move of releasing the personal information of a welfare recipient may be illegal.
Morning! What happened while you were asleep? Well, Theresa May Brexit-proofed her reelection, we know what jobs can no longer be worked on the 457 and a Centrelink office caught fire in Frankston.
Blergh. Daylight. Time for bed. What happened while you were asleep? Well, Jack Nicholson is back in Hollywood, Donald Trump got some reading advice and Centrelink will be held accountable by the senate.
As it stands, it is a criminal offence for government employees to release information, which has no modifier for whistleblowers. Time for a change.
With the government set to finally amend Centrelink’s debt recovery system, the question should not be about future prevention but fixing the immediate damage.
A hollow goodbye with a slow clap, The Terminator revisited, and a man with no filter painted his English brown… But who were the winners and losers?
Once more into the breach, dear friends. With the #AusPol bus commencing its usual route, we’re curious to see who was thrown underneath the wheels.