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Centrelink to resume assets testing

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Centrelink to resume assets testing

The end of this scheme will create new challenges for anyone depending on payments.

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COVID changes here to stay?

Post covid-19 era helping hand

COVID changes here to stay?

Some measures should stay or Australia may struggle to get out of this hole.

Centrelink delays millions in payments

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Centrelink delays millions in payments

The Australian Lawyers Alliance says millions in compensation payments are being delayed.

Services Australia strikes back

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Services Australia strikes back

Services Australia GM says performance ‘best it’s been in five years’.

COVID causing Centrelink strife

COVID causing Centrelink strife

COVID causing Centrelink strife

COVID-19 call centre strife could cause Centrelink wait times to blow out.

‘Not enough to live on’

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‘Not enough to live on’

Organisations plead for a permanent increase to welfare payments.

Will JobSeeker payments rise?

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Will JobSeeker payments rise?

Social services minister slams reports that unemployment payment will rise by $75 a week.

PM's apology 'crocodile tears': Labor

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PM's apology 'crocodile tears': Labor

Mr Morrison expresses ‘deep regret’ for any harm the scheme may have caused.

Woes of government algorithms

Woes of government algorithms

Woes of government algorithms

From robo-debt to racism: what happens when government algorithms make the decisions.

Government makes no apologies

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Government makes no apologies

Government admits the program was unlawful but refuses to apologise for it.

Older Australians facing financial ruin

Concerned businessman talks on the phone about the economic impact of coronavirus

Older Australians facing financial ruin

Government assistance is only good if people can access it.

Push for universal part pension

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Push for universal part pension

Calls to overhaul the pension system and introduce a universal part pension.

Robo-debt refunds could total $550m

Robodebt refunds could total $550m

Robo-debt refunds could total $550m

ACOSS calls on the government to immediately cancel all robo-debts and refund the money.

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