That the Cashless Debit Card continues to be pursued exposes a dogged obsession with implementing punitive policy at the expense of vulnerable people.
The people most affected must be involved in designing the solutions.
Thousands queued to buy the report by William Beveridge that would lay the foundations for Britain's modern welfare state.
What if governments paid everyone a certain amount of money to cover basic needs?
A new accounting system that goes beyond the capitalist understanding of value is bubbling under and could topple capitalism itself.
Isolated older people living in poverty are suffering from food insecurity.
New research on implicit attitudes to people who receive benefits shows how pervasive hostility towards them is.
Most of the evidence drawn on by critics of the trial comes from places that have implemented such programs. So, have they worked?
The minimum wage may be adequate for some low-paid workers – but this is clearly not the case for the woefully inadequate Newstart Allowance.
Trump's rationale for cutting the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program rests on a myth at odds with contemporary data.
Misleading stereotypes help explain why the share of families living in poverty who benefit from a core assistance program has plummeted -- and why Trump wants new cuts.
Depending on where you live, having a disability can cost thousands of additional dollars per year. Government programs often don't account for that.
Food assistance – like SNAP benefits – can have far-ranging impacts on a person's health and well-being.
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?
One policy above all others will haunt the Tory election campaign to the bitter end.
Schools that have supportive strategies in place can offer buffers. They can promote positive outcomes -- for pupils and teachers.
The proposal to drug test welfare recipients needs to be fine-tuned otherwise the government will be targetting the wrong people and be tied up in legal challenges.
The government's proposed drug test trial shows how data profiling and surveillance targets the poor.
The government is reinforcing the dichotomy between "them" and "us" with this budget's welfare changes, but it lacks solid evidence of effectiveness.