Exploitation and underpayment is rife in fruit picking. The Coronavirus Supplement appears not to have dented the will to work.
New analysis shows there is considerable scope to increase JobSeeker payments before they might hinder people's motivation to find paid work.
Australia has tried it before, in the 1990s. The proportion of participants eventually getting unsubsidised jobs was low.
The government’s new income support could be strengthened by extending support to migrants, families with children, private tenants, and people on pension payments, says UNSW expert.
Australia's unemployment benefits are now middle of the pack, but the package treats two-income couples badly.
So far, Australia’s help for people displaced, self-isolating or ill has been far from generous.
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.
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.
Many unemployed Australians will continue to live in poverty unless the government acts on the recommendations of the Henry Review, says Professor Peter Whiteford.