While the Federal Government continues to pour money into immigration detention, our social security system is in dire need of reform. Continue reading Big spending on immigration detention while many are stranded below the poverty line
The Morrison Government’s big spending budget is sparking concerns over Australia’s debt. With election campaigns looming, will we see Labor take notes from the Coalition’s 2013 election strategy? Continue reading If this isn’t a “budget emergency”, what is?
On Thursday, May 13 Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese delivered a budget reply outlining ALP’s priorities, targeting housing and renewables for alternative economic recovery. Continue reading Opposition Leader presents ‘real’ Labor budget
The government has handed down a jobs-focused budget – with big spending on aged care, women, and mental health services – but what’s in it for young people? Continue reading How does the 2021-22 Budget impact young Australians?
On Tuesday, May 11 Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the 2021-22 Federal Budget promising billions for economic recovery, but where is all that money going? OTR journalist Dani Bozoski breaks it down. Continue reading 2021-22 Federal Budget breakdown: What you need to know
The government has handed down a belated budget designed to steer Australians out of COVID-19, but what’s in it for young people? Continue reading How does the 2020 budget impact young Australians?
By Meika Bottrill | @meikabottrill As Australia begins to relax COVID-19 restrictions, many are concerned that the JobSeeker payments will be the next to go. (Image Source: United States Studies Centre) Advocates for the JobSeeker scheme have spoken out about their disappointment with the speculation of payments returning to the equivalent of $40 a day once the COVID-19 stimulus package ends. On March 30 2020, … Continue reading Pressure mounts on Morrison Government to increase JobSeeker payments post COVID-19
The government has announced that from today it is reinforcing mutual obligations as a requirement for individuals to receive JobSeeker payments. Continue reading JobSeeker to return to mutual obligations from June 9
Australia is currently suffering from some of the most devastating bushfires. In a time of tragedy, we often seek leadership, support and policy changes from our politicians. But is that support actually there? Continue reading Is there a blanket of smoke covering our politicians’ eyes?
Women and children’s safety advocates have expressed their dismay over the Australian Government’s decision to move forward with its “Specialised Family Violence Services” (SFVS) despite experts’ disapproval. Continue reading Australian Government moves forward with couples counselling for DV despite objection from womens safety experts