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
Confusion surrounding who is eligible under Section 44 is still widespread, with a recent research paper suggesting that more MPs and Senators could be found ineligible. Continue reading Section 44: How a 19th century law is impacting 21st century democracy
Dr Bob Birrell has revealed how migrants are not benefitting from having higher qualifications in Australia. Continue reading Migraines for migrants
With renewable energy and battery technology growing, is it worth it for Australia to construct nuclear reactors? Continue reading The controversial topic of nuclear power–should Australia consider it?
Indigenous Australians live vastly different and largely unpublicised lives in comparison to their white Australian counterparts. Continue reading What is Australia doing to promote an Indigenous voice in Parliament?
Childcare workers play a vital role in the development of young children; it’s time they got paid like it. Continue reading More than just babysitters
Prior to polling day, the New York Times called the 2019 federal election “Australia’s Climate Change Election”, when citizens would vote for urgent and major action against climate change. Continue reading Climate changed the voting choices of young, urban South Australians in the federal election