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Latest news: Welfare

Budget boost for welfare payments one step closer

A $40 a fortnight rise in welfare payments is one step closer for millions of Australians.

Income averaging a longstanding practice, robodebt inquiry told

Concerns about the legality of the income averaging at the heart of the robodebt scheme were dampened by the understanding it had been "used for a long time by governments of both colours", the royal commission has been told.

Scott Morrison ‘looking for problems’ to justify welfare cuts

Former prime minister Scott Morrison showed little empathy towards welfare recipients as he looked for budget cuts instead of policies, the robodebt royal commission has been told. 

More support for vulnerable at Canberra’s Early Morning Centre

The Community Partnership Pilot, connecting people doing it tough to welfare, is being extended to Canberra’s Early Morning Centre.

Social security payments increase from March

Social security payments will increase from 20 March in line with indexation. But are they adequate as the cost of living rises?

Welfare payments to increase in 2022 but is it enough?

Some government payments will increase on 1 January in line with indexation. Will it help people keep up with changes in the cost of living?