Category Archives: Centrelink

Government promotes the bullying of people on JobSeeker payments

By Ugly

The private operators in the Job Network program and nowadays called Jobactive providers, have been showing just what a caring lot they are, by bullying those who come to them after losing their jobs because of the Coronavirus epidemic. They didn’t give two hoots that the nation was in lockdown and there were no jobs going. Continue reading Government promotes the bullying of people on JobSeeker payments

The present crisis is pushing Australia to make a choice about which road we take from here

By Joe Montero

It hasn’t sunk in yet how serious the social and economic impact from the Covbid-19 outbreak will be. But it will. There is no way to escape it.

A concerted effort to mitigate the harm and protect the vulnerable is a necessity. Many have commented about the rise in poverty in recent times. As bad as its been, this is nothing compared with what’s coming around the corner. Just about every household will feel the effect. Continue reading The present crisis is pushing Australia to make a choice about which road we take from here

Pensioner group demands a fair go

From Fair Go For Pensioners (FGFP) – Victoria

Fair Go For Pensioners (FGFP) in Victoria, an independent non- profit Coalition of community organisations, retired unionists and concerned individuals, has asked Australian and Victorian governments, through the relvant ministers, for urgent meetings to discuss a better deal  in this year’s Federal and Victorian budgets,  for pensioners and all other recipients of social security payments. Continue reading Pensioner group demands a fair go

Government gives a little way on Robo Debt but still refuses to bring about real change

by Ben Wilson

Responding to an ongoing community campaign and a landmark class action on behalf of Australians being seriously disadvantage by the Robo Debt system, and after years of refusing to budge, The Morrison government has finally been pushed to give some way. Continue reading Government gives a little way on Robo Debt but still refuses to bring about real change

Video: Families demand answers about debts Centrelink says are owed by disability pensioners

Centrelink’s robo debt stem is continuing to hurt Australians. Here are some examples that show the situation is getting worse, even though there is widepread recognition that the debts are often false, unfair and punish innocent vulnerable people. Failure to to put stop to this reveals we have a government short on compassion an big on cash grabbing for what it considers more important purposes. Continue reading Video: Families demand answers about debts Centrelink says are owed by disability pensioners