NewStart

Centrelink

Australia's unemployment benefits are now middle of the pack, but the package treats two-income couples badly.

Social protection and the viral recession

So far, Australia’s help for people displaced, self-isolating or ill has been far from generous.

drug testing

We need to look at what's behind arguments for and against drug testing welfare recipients to avoid repeating the same debate, over and over.

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Fixing Newstart isn't enough. We need a comprehensive inquiry into our complex and bewildering social security system, especially as it applies to single parents.

Whiteford inside

Many unemployed Australians will continue to live in poverty unless the government acts on the recommendations of the Henry Review, says Professor Peter Whiteford.