Drug testing dole recipients will only make addiction worse, but the government won’t hear it

Drug testing dole recipients will only make addiction worse, but the government won’t hear it

By Toby Hall Posted May 10, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: The government is proposing to trial drug testing of new income support recipients. (Jonathan Beal: ABC) Fifty-two. That’s how many submissions were made to the Senate inquiry into the Government’s drug testing bill for welfare recipients, which handed down its findings …

Budget repair less urgent than raising dole payments, leading economist Chris Richardson says

Budget repair less urgent than raising dole payments, leading economist Chris Richardson says

Posted May 02, 2018 00:01:52 Fixing “unnecessarily cruel” dole payments is a more urgent priority than budget repair, a leading economist says. “It is our standout failure as a nation,” Deloitte Access Economics senior partner Chris Richardson said. “I’m a longstanding campaigner for budget repair, but I would rank it …

Work For The Dole ‘dangerous’ and needs to end, say family of teen who died while working for the program

Work For The Dole ‘dangerous’ and needs to end, say family of teen who died while working for the program

Posted April 19, 2018 00:00:20 Photo: Josh Park-Fing [R] with his twin brother. Josh died while working on a Work For The Dole site in Queensland. (Supplied) The Work For The Dole program is a “sham”, putting young job seekers in unsafe and potentially deadly situations, say unions, lawyers and …

Tax concessions to wealthy costing six times the dole: Anglicare

Tax concessions to wealthy costing six times the dole: Anglicare

Updated March 26, 2018 07:50:35 Tax concessions to the wealthiest fifth of households are costing the federal budget about half as much as the total cost of welfare payments, according to new research from Anglicare and the left-of-centre Per Capita think tank. Anglicare, the peak body for a range of …