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Government announces Christmas cut to income support payments

JobSeeker coronavirus supplement to be extended into next year, but at a reduced rate.

Centrelink assets test waiver set to end next week. Are you still eligible?

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

For Australia to bounce back, these COVID measures should be made permanent

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

Demand for Centrelink causing millions in payments to be delayed

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

Services Australia hits back at claims of slow COVID-19 wait times

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

450 Centrelink call centre workers stood down after infection scare

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

Charities call for permanent increase to JobSeeker post-COVID

Organisations plead for a permanent increase to welfare payments.

Reports JobSeeker will rise are ‘factually incorrect’: Aston

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

PM issues an apology over the government’s unlawful robo-debt scheme

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

The woes of government algorithms

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

Govt to refund $721m in unlawful debts, but won’t apologise to victims

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

Universal part-pension for all retirees, say seniors groups

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

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