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Domestic abuse or genuine relationship? Our welfare system can’t tell

Domestic abuse or genuine relationship? Our welfare system can’t tell

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.

Raise the rate: The AUWU’s Jeremy Poxon talks welfare

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.

Cashless welfare card now set to roll out nationally

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

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