Centrelink – Services Australia

Time for the government to act on crisis affecting one in four over-55s

Australia's peak welfare group is pushing for a $400 per month rise to Newstart payments.

Allowable Earnings

Will mooted Centrelink changes affect you?

With government funds for bushfire relief putting the budget surplus in doubt, changes to the way welfare recipients report income have been proposed to save $2.1 billion.

Age Pension

What are your options when you can’t keep working?

Tina doesn’t think she will be able to keep working up until her pension age. What are her options?

Age Pension

Can you put inheritance money into super?

Sue has not hit pension age but wants to know if putting inheritance money into her super will affect her husband's pension.

Age Pension

How will a super lump sum affect Centrelink payments?

Hazel wants to take a lump sum out of her super but is worried about her payments.


Government plans to cut income support dubbed ‘cruel’

The government has introduced legislation to cut income support payments for Newstart, Sickness Allowance and pensions to the tune of almost $300 million over the next four years.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Centrelink overhaul lauded as payments cop fierce criticism

As the government extols the virtues of its Centrelink IT overhaul, a new report slams the adequacy of welfare payments.

Centrelink News

No Newstart raise on the way, says Senator Ruston

Unemployed older Australians who have not yet reached Age Pension age will continue to do it tough indefinitely, should Senator Anne Ruston be taken at her word.

Centrelink News

Older Aussies may not be exempt from proposed welfare changes

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s call for a national rollout of the cashless debit card will not only affect younger Australians, but also older Australians struggling to find employment.

Centrelink News

Older Aussies receiving welfare more likely to have poor health

People receiving the Federal Government’s main unemployment and disability benefits are more likely to have multiple health conditions and be hospitalised, according to a major national study.

Centrelink News

Looking for work? Head to Dubbo

Got a problem making ends meet on Newstart? Move to Dubbo. There are plenty of jobs there, according to Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.

Centrelink – Services Australia

More bust than boom for these older Australians

Baby boomers are redefining the face of retirement – including the make-up of the workforce and the ranks of the unemployed.

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