Tag: welfare

  • A Farewell to Welfare?

    A Farewell to Welfare?

    Last month Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews announced a review of the Australian welfare system. He said that it was crucial to introduce widespread changes before Australia finds itself “in the situation that some of the countries in Europe are in.” Clearly he doesn’t mean covered in snow and full of cobblestone streets, he…

  • Welfare Policies Allowing Unnecessary Poverty

    Welfare Policies Allowing Unnecessary Poverty

    The Federal Government is being pushed to increase the rate of Newstart allowance following warnings that it is falling significantly behind the adequate minimum amount needed for the unemployed and low income earners to survive day to day. The report prepared by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling for church welfare agencies has…

  • Just Like Katrina: The Northern Territory Solution hits Bankstown

    Just Like Katrina: The Northern Territory Solution hits Bankstown

    Since it was implemented in late 2007 under the Howard government, the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) has provoked nothing but polarisation and vitriolic responses from both sides of the political divide. From states’ rights advocates to international human rights activists, finding an interest group apathetic to this scheme and its political implications is incredibly difficult.