JobKeeper and the Coronavirus Supplement ended earlier this year. But the last few months in have shown the COVID crisis is far from over in Australia.
Unemployed Australians were characterised as ‘lazy’ and ‘underserving’ of government support in the 1930s. Sound familiar?
As debate grows over what should happen to JobSeeker Payment, a ‘liveable income guarantee’ turns the idea of an unemployment benefit on its head.
The Morrison government is resisting calls for a royal commission into robodebt. But there are still too many unanswered questions about the controversial scheme.
A loose patchwork of measures and systems has left millions at risk of slipping through the cracks as the pandemic’s economic downturn hits.
We need to look at what’s behind arguments for and against drug testing welfare recipients to avoid repeating the same debate, over and over.
Spare a thought for Britain’s veterans navigating the minefield that is the UK’s benefits system.
Defensive responses on Twitter from the Department of Work and Pensions to the Channel 4 series Skint Britain appear tone-deaf.
Australia’s first large-scale study on the experiences of people in financial hardship contradict the idea most debt problems are due to poor choices.
Advice saves lives and provides vital support to people seeking benefits, but severe cuts mean vulnerable people are at risk.
Increasingly insecure pathways to home ownership are not just a problem for property markets. The fallout is likely to hit retirement incomes, the welfare base, gender equity and the broader economy.
Despite Australia being considered the ‘lucky country’, 15% of us still experience food insecurity. Meanwhile, 40% of edible food is thrown away before it even reaches the market.
It was meant to provide a more streamlined and coherent system – but it isn’t working.
Means-tested benefits are designed to ensure a minimum standard of living for Britain’s poorest families.
About 60% of children in South Africa under 10 years don’t live with their biological fathers. But research sheds light on those who despite the pressures remain involved in their children’s lives.
Housing has become integral to our welfare system, so even governments can’t afford for prices to decline.