The deficiencies of current welfare nets have been demonstrated in Australia over the past week. World leaders saying they will do whatever it takes to minimise the impact of COVID-19 should include a universal basic income as part of the solution.
The face of Services Australia Hank Jongen joins YourLifeChoices for an exclusive COVID-19 podcast, taking time out to reassure members that Centrelink is doing everything it can to support you in these ‘unprecedented’ times.
As of July, welfare recipients will need to report their income as it appears on their payslip, rather than having to estimate a figure based on hours worked over a fortnight, after legislation passed the Senate on Thursday.
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