COMMONWEALTH MUST ENSURE NDIS PARTICIPANTS ARE NOT LEFT WITHOUT SUPPORT


2 MILLION AUSTRALIANS TO LOSE ENERGY SUPPLEMENT

January 18, 2018 2:38 PM

Two million Australians will lose the Energy Supplement over the next three years if the Turnbull Government passes its plan to axe the Energy Supplement, including around 400,000 age pensioners....

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KEENAN PUTS CONSULTANTS FIRST, PEOPLE LAST

January 16, 2018 2:25 PM

A plan to hire an American call centre consultant to advise the Turnbull Government on how to fix the Centrelink call wait time crisis is just another attempt to privatise...

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DAN TEHAN’S TO DO LIST

December 19, 2017 3:49 PM

The first task of the new Minister for Social Services, Dan Tehan is to clean up the mess left behind by his predecessor Christian Porter. 

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LABOR CONCERNED BY PROPOSED CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY

December 19, 2017 3:00 PM

Labor is concerned by the Turnbull Government’s proposed cuts to social security for new migrants.

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ROYAL COMMISSION INTO INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSES TO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE FINAL REPORT

December 15, 2017 11:35 AM

Labor welcomes the release today of the Final Report from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Royal Commission has given thousands of Australians affected by...

CASHLESS DEBIT CARD

December 05, 2017 2:07 PM

Federal Labor will support the continuation of the existing cashless debit card trial sites in Ceduna and the East Kimberley. 

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PORTER SHELVES FLAWED DRUG TESTING POLICY

December 05, 2017 11:10 AM

The Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter has suffered another failure with reports today indicating that the Turnbull Government will shelve its flawed plan to drug test social security recipients....

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LABOR COMMITS TO TEN DAYS DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE LEAVE

December 05, 2017 10:08 AM

A Shorten Labor Government will legislate for ten days paid domestic and family violence leave in the National Employment Standards (NES). This is part of Labor’s commitment to make domestic and...

TURNBULL MUST FIX CENTRELINK MESS

November 21, 2017 12:49 PM

Last year, over 55 million calls to Centrelink went unanswered, and people are waiting longer to talk to Centrelink. Jenny Macklin was in Tamworth with David Ewings today discussing this...

MALCOLM TURNBULL MUST TAKE ENERGY SUPPLEMENT CUT OUT OF THE BUDGET

November 20, 2017 11:54 AM

If Mr Turnbull had his way, the Energy Supplement would have been axed to 1.7 million Australians from 20 September this year. Kristina Keneally and Jenny Macklin met with concerned pensioners...