Category Archives: Centrelink

COVID payments to end and this will hurt Australia

By Ben Wilson

The Morrison government’s decision to start withdrawing emergency support is a kick in the teeth for those who find themselves out of work because of Covid. Contrast this with the generous loan facility to be set up for mining projects, and protection against loss from real estate promised to banks, and other lending institutions. This comes on top of generous handouts already given to mates. Continue reading COVID payments to end and this will hurt Australia

Video: Cashless Welfare Debit Cards: Lived experience and other facts and stats

The LIFE campaign held its first online tutorial on 6 June. It concerned the Cashless Welfare Card, what it’s doing to people put on it and the plan to roll it out to all pensioners, people on disability, the unemployed single parents, and students. This is a major crackdown on the most vulnerable sections of the community, and it takes away basic rights as a citizen of Australia. Continue reading Video: Cashless Welfare Debit Cards: Lived experience and other facts and stats

Government fights to keep secret Robo Debt documents

The government is fighting hard to prevent the disclosure of documents that stand to expose the political  nature of the Robo Debt program. Allegations that the creation of debt was deliberately engineered to discourage applying for benefits. These documents may shed some light on his. Luke Henriques-Gomes writes (The Guardian 23 June 2021) about IT expert Justin Warren, who has been fighting to get them.

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