Homeless families rehoused in temporary are bearing the brunt of the high travel costs and policies ill-designed to accommodate their specific needs.
Governmental support is failing the country’s most vulnerable households. Politicians need to act now.
People on benefits are borrowing from the government to pay for essentials like power bills and car repairs. But repayments leave them with even less than before.
Low-income mothers with infants are struggling with food insecurity, which can lead to long-term health impacts for both mothers and children.
Welfare advocates in this country can now forcefully critique any government program that trades on stigma or vulnerability and ignores real-life suffering.
Beware those who offer ‘cultural’ fixes and non-binding reassurances. The government shouldn’t fall back on the very institutions that never fully acted until a royal commission.
It’s not always the case that poorer citizens want more public spending and richer people want less.
People who have experienced domestic violence can have trouble finding and keeping jobs because of physical injuries and their abusers’ efforts to sabotage their employment.
Non-profits provide critical services and social support for communities. They also provide settings where vital forms of social capital are produced.
The idea that people are cheating the benefits system has a long history in British society.
My new report for the royal commission examines why the practice of income averaging is so problematic.
High rural poverty rates are driven largely by fuel and transport costs.
Robodebt should never again be framed as a technological glitch or a legal oversight. It was the active and direct exploitation of people’s vulnerability.
ParentsNext requires the parents of very young children to perform monitored activities in return for Centrelink payments. Eve Vincent talks to single mothers about ‘the indignity of investigation’.
The demand for donkey hides to produce ejiao has led to a shortage of donkeys in China and increasingly worldwide.
Amid further strain on public funding, we ask: What’s the future of the welfare state in developed and developing nations?
Public spending cuts and the soaring cost of living will not only affect people lives now, but could trickle down through generations.
COVID-19 infection and death rates in former Eastern Bloc countries suggest the fall of communism was detrimental to the health and well-being of eastern Europeans.
It was vintage Morrison, as he gave evidence on a scandal that involved appalling treatment of people wrongfully pursued in the name of the “integrity” of the welfare system
As a woman living on the disability support pension put it: ‘You don’t have the flexibility that a rich person has to respond to crisis, so you have to beg for help. And you know you’ll be judged’.