A spokesperson for Social Services Minister Christian responded to The Conversation's request for sources regarding our FactCheck on his comments about welfare spending and income tax.
Christian Porter said Australia's welfare system 'was costing over 100% of all income tax raised' under Labor after the GFC, and that it's 'around 80%' under the Coalition. Is that true?
Social Services Minister Christian Porter told Q&A that 'rates of drug use amongst unemployed are 2.5 times higher than amongst employed people'. Is that correct?
Bill Shorten has said Labor will oppose the budget's increase in the Medicare levy hitting taxpayers on incomes under A$87,000.
It’s a mystery why another trial of the Cashless Debit Card is necessary – particularly given how it has led to further economic and social harm among its participants.
Centrelink's debt recovery problems reflect an over-simplistic application of policy to the complexity of workers’ lives in a flexible labour market.
Scott Morrison posted a this-was-mine claim on Facebook after Christian Porter promoted what was received as a fresh approach to welfare reform in his Tuesday speech.
The proof of whether an investment approach to welfare actually does improve outcomes for the disadvantaged is still some years down the track.
Bill Shorten should be praying those pesky crossbenchers give in to Malcolm Turnbull and pass the government's industrial legislation.
Online in-play betting is likely to be a big growth area for the bookies, and consequently for TV stations. If legalised, what harm might this bring?