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 …

AMP scandal shows the cover-up is often worse than the crime

AMP scandal shows the cover-up is often worse than the crime

Updated April 30, 2018 16:20:41 It’s always the cover-up rather than the crime. And it’s the cover-up that will haunt AMP for years. When it comes to tallying up the list of atrocities committed against the community, examined in detail at the royal commission, AMP was a relatively minor offender. …

Inequality isn’t getting worse, so why do we feel like it is?

Inequality isn’t getting worse, so why do we feel like it is?

By Melinda Cilento Posted April 26, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: CEDA is calling for a regular independent and comprehensive assessment of inequality in Australia, with Productivity Commission five-yearly reviews. (Audience submitted: David Stefanoff) Inequality drives a wedge between those seen to be benefitting from economic growth and those who are not, …

Banking royal commission revelations ‘worse than I thought’, says former ACCC boss

Banking royal commission revelations ‘worse than I thought’, says former ACCC boss

Posted April 20, 2018 09:46:51 Video: ‘Widespread, shocking, unconscionable,’ Allan Fels says of banking royal commission findings (ABC News) The banking royal commission has revealed more systemic, shocking and unconscionable behaviour than could have been predicted and corporate watchdog ASIC may have grown “too close” to the financial sector, says …

A year after Wiluna’s only pub closed, alcohol-related violence has only gotten worse

A year after Wiluna’s only pub closed, alcohol-related violence has only gotten worse

Posted April 10, 2018 09:39:01 Photo: Wiluna local, 67-year-old Paul James Grey, worked at the pub in the early 1990s and remembers it fondly. (ABC News: Tom Joyner) Health workers in one of the country’s most remote communities say the closure of the town’s only pub last year has led …

Matt Lodge’s NRL-sanctioned return looks even worse after latest revelations

Matt Lodge’s NRL-sanctioned return looks even worse after latest revelations

Updated March 19, 2018 16:31:16 Photo: Matt Lodge has been welcomed back into the NRL, but should the league have taken a harder stand? (AAP: Darren England) Unless NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg is considering a new career as a hypnotist he should never look into Matthew Lodge’s eyes again. …