Category: Social Welfare under LNP

“I called the Royal Commission” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

A couple of days before the Four Corners investigation, Who Cares, was to air, Scott Morrison rushed to announce a Royal Commission into Aged Care. This was a government turnaround directly in anticipation of the damning ABC expose.

When interviewed for the program about a month earlier, Wyatt had said a royal commission would be an unnecessary move because the Government was already reviewing the sector.

“A royal commission, after two years and maybe $200 million being spent on it, will come back with the same set or a very similar set of recommendations,” he said, preferring to see that money go towards frontline aged care services.

Emails revealed at the RC show a flurry of activity in response to programs on the ABC whilst reports from the department on how to address the problems languished on the Minister’s desk.

Protecting his precious surplus, Morrison is willing to let people die while waiting for help.

Not only that, he wants kudos for calling yet another inquiry into a crisis of his party’s making in its never-ending pursuit of profit and deregulation

via “I called the Royal Commission” – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The nightmare of Australia’s welfare system: ‘At the push of a button, my working life was erased’ | Australia news | The Guardian

Wendy Morgan with her dog Snoopy

via The nightmare of Australia’s welfare system: ‘At the push of a button, my working life was erased’ | Australia news | The Guardian

Thousands Of Young Unemployed People Have Had Their Welfare Payments Suspended Under The PaTH Program

“Recent estimates figures again demonstrate that the program is failing young people, with only 2,918 participants finding employment with their host organisation,” she said.

“Not only is the government failing to get young people into work, but it is failing to protect them from exploitation under the program.”

via Thousands Of Young Unemployed People Have Had Their Welfare Payments Suspended Under The PaTH Program

Sign of the times: one standard for regular people, another for MPs

 

Illustration: John Shakespeare

As your regular, every day, garden-variety human is being forced to hop through more and more hoops to successfully interact with the government, standards appear to be as relaxed as ever for MPs.

Source: Sign of the times: one standard for regular people, another for MPs

Britain And Canada Abandoned Plans To Drug Test People On Welfare But The Australian Government Is Still Going Ahead With It

“Our policy makers are disastrously desensitised to how this may hurt people in the community.”

Source: Britain And Canada Abandoned Plans To Drug Test People On Welfare But The Australian Government Is Still Going Ahead With It

Fact check: Do eight out of 10 taxpayers pay for Australia’s social services bill? – Fact Check – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Mr Morrison claims that there are eight out of 10 income taxpayers required to go to work every day to pay for the $154 billion social services bill. ABC Fact Check runs the numbers.

Source: Fact check: Do eight out of 10 taxpayers pay for Australia’s social services bill? – Fact Check – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)