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Rex patrick to fight for urgent action on jobseeker
Compensation fraud to repay almost $60,000
We need to fix poverty and stop blaming stereotyped poor
New report shows who is most impacted by inequality in Australia
Federal Government’s cruel cuts mean an unhappy New Year for over 28,000 Canberrans
Millions left to dread 2021 thanks to Government’s Christmas cut to income support
Cashless Debit Card – 4BC
ACOSS delivers hundreds of Christmas messages from people on JobSeeker to Parliament
Greens call for reinstatement of Parenting Payment Single following more evidence of significant increase
Thousands take action against Christmas-cut to income support as unemployment hits 7%
ACTCOSS submission to Senate inquiry into Coronavirus support: Raise Rate for Good
Government decision to cut income support at Christmas is a cruel and damaging mistake
More evidence of shameful lack of support for disadvantaged and people on low incomes
Cutting JobSeeker payments will cause crippling rental stress in our cities
Too many left behind as government misses historic opportunity
PBO report signals older women at risk of long-term unemployment without Government action
Poverty risk rises with over 22,000 Canberrans to lose $300 per fortnight from Friday
Government Policy on JobSeeker and JobKeeper Unhealthy and Economically Counterproductive
Cuts to JobSeeker to cost 145,000 full-time jobs – Deloitte report
JobSeeker cuts would mean extreme hardship for 1.6 million people- new survey
JobKeeper and JobSeeker announcement welcomed, but reintroduction of Liquid Assets Waiting Period must be dropped
People need both decent income support and training whilst we create more jobs
ACTCOSS joins national call to Raise Rate of JobSeeker for Good
Thousands on JobSeeker contact their MPs in National Day of Action to Raise Rate for Good
Raising rate for good essential for our health and economy
Young workers still suffering from lack of a jobs plan
Women with caring responsibilities at greater risk of poverty
Extend JobKeeper & JobSeeker to ensure nobody is left behind
Young people were already struggling before pandemic. Here are 7 ways to help them navigate a changed world
First arrest on coronavirus welfare fraud
Liquid Assets Waiting Period for JobSeeker payments must be abolished to save many tens of thousands from falling
ACOSS warns against Government’s planned cuts to income support
Poll shows majority support permanent JobSeeker fix
Senate Committee finds we must permanently increase income support
No Cash Bribes For Cashed-Up Private Schools
Historic JobKeeper scheme delivers huge relief to millions at risk of losing paid work
Historic win for working people as $130 billion wage subsidy passes
New report provides insights on reducing long-term unemployment when economy recovers
$5 million Worker & Wellbeing Fund
Lack of wage, job guarantees already starting to bite: Greens
Relief as 6-month supplement extended to students, concern for groups facing destitution and advice on contacting Centrelink
Massive expansion to Coronavirus Supplement after Greens pressure causes Government backflip
National Seniors welcomes new financial measures
Jobseeker increase welcomed but untenable to drop people back to old rate in
Services Australia critical to COVID-19 response
ACOSS: “Huge relief” with crucial doubling of Newstart
Economic package doesn’t go far enough
Changes to mutual obligations make no sense and are cruel and mean spirited