The philosophy of the cashless welfare card is the perfect marriage of neoliberal ideology and evangelical Christianity, both of which pathologise, criminalise and individualise poverty as a lifestyle choice.
After Centrelink pursued the debt of a dead person, they’ve since decided to hire psychic mediums to chase outstanding debts beyond the grave.
Again, we’re discussing our poor welfare system, and Canberra’s inability to increase Newstart. Both parties have had their opportunities to move it, and they still do. Whether they will, is, unfortunately, a matter of discussion.
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.
Today, an article resurfaced that illustrated Scott Morrison’s plan to send the unemployed out to pick fruit on farms under threat. In returning to their go-to victim, it’s fair to assume that their “fair go” platform is for those who don’t actually need it.
The murder of a homeless woman is an issue of gender, but it should also expose the awful conditions those experiencing homelessness face in this country.
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,
Josh Frydenberg’s welfare “backflip” is anything but. The payment of $75 to those well below the poverty line is an insult – nothing more.
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.
This morning, Nicolas Maduro lived through an assassination attempt, South Australia’s welfare problem went nautical and two Americans found love with two genetic copies of themselves.
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.
Turnbull government has quietly started to reform the welfare system, as they look to save money by introducing one universal payment, regardless of the recipient’s situation.
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.
What a night. Our heads were swimming with the romance of possibilities, and some of us did some things we didn’t want to do. So, who got the most out of the budget?
The trial of the card that stops welfare recipients from buying “non-essentials” like alcohol is complete. Alan Tudge has hailed it as a success, but almost half of the users disagree.
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.
Social Services Minister Christian Porter recently copped flak for his “unfeeling” response to increasing welfare payments. But is he right?
Have an outstanding debt to Centrelink? Border Patrol and the Department of Immigration may stop you at the departure gate.