The extent of Centrelink’s customer service delivery problems is legendary – and it's been getting worse in recent years.
We created a graphic to explain what's really going on when Centrelink says its wait time is under 16 minutes.
Higher child support payments actually lead to an increase in the employment rate of single mums, research finds.
A TV series that gives families on benefits a lump sum of £26,000 shows how starting your own business can transform your life.
The UK government's U-turn on a national insurance increase for self-employed people exposes the flaws in its approach to building a stronger and more inclusive economy.
Changes to the national insurance tax for self-employed people was one of the most controversial parts of the 2017 spring budget.
Philip Hammond delivers his last Spring Budget on the state of the UK economy. Our panel of experts dissect what it says.
A new study of captive dolphins has found that those engaging in synchronised swimming make more optimistic judgements about an unknown event.
The South African Social Security Agency has created a crisis that threatens to deliver social grant recipients on a silver platter into the hands of unscrupulous financial services companies.
Meet the real Daniel Blakes.
Social welfare budgets have simply not been adequate to plug decades’ worth of under-resourcing, especially in black communities. It's a good place for government to start giving life to its slogans
The unfolding social grant payment crisis in South Africa threatens the livelihoods of a third of the country's population.
By far the most significant projected savings in the government's omnibus bill is the phasing out of end-of-year supplements for family tax benefit recipients.
Labour force data actually shows that, after an initial period of relatively high unemployment, employment rates among migrant communities eventually reach parity with the rest of the population.
Centrelink's debt recovery problems reflect an over-simplistic application of policy to the complexity of workers’ lives in a flexible labour market.
The present Australian social security and welfare system can be viewed as a UBI scheme with exceptions for people who don't need it.
Waves of policies from successive Coalition and Labor governments have followed a paternalistic lead. This has created further impediments to thousands of Indigenous peoples who are doing plenty.
Australia is now having a national conversation on domestic violence. Yet the way violence degrades women's financial status remains in the shadows. Much more needs to be done.
Research shows that when the government cuts housing benefit, it harms the mental health of those affected.
Despite media reports that single parents might find relying on welfare payments more appealing than working, analysis shows they are better off working and more than half in Australia are.