Centrelink rule change jeopardises disability pension for thousands of inmates | Australia news

The federal government plans to cancel the disability support pension for thousands of prisoners, regardless of whether they’ve been found guilty or are still on remand. A significant change to the disability support pension was announced in last week’s budget, the latest in a long-running effort to tighten access to …

Pension age hike will force thousands of elderly Australians on to Newstart | Australia news

Half of the 51,300 older Australians affected by an increase in the age pension age would move on to Newstart or the disability support pension in the first year alone, new figures suggest. The Coalition has long proposed increasing the age pension age from 67 to 70, kicking in from …

Real estate agent crowdfunds client’s rent after pension cut, charities unable to help

Real estate agent crowdfunds client’s rent after pension cut, charities unable to help

Posted April 11, 2018 08:00:30 Photo: Rebecca and her assistant were able to raise hundreds of dollars to pay off Derek’s rental arrears. (Supplied: Rebecca Want de Rowe) A Darwin property manager has crowdfunded her client’s rental arrears after his pension was cut and local charities were unable to help. …