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Monday 7 July 2014
Opinion Politics

the future of the australian welfare system

Ruth Scott
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After Joe Hockey announced the Liberal Party’s budget plans for 2014, many people began to panic due to the proposed changes to Australia’s welfare system, in particular Newstart Allowance and the Disability Support Pension. Just to confuse people even further, a report entitled A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes was released last…
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Friday 30 August 2013
Culture Featured News Opinion Politics World

‘just like you and i’: an account of my first visit to a detention centre

Louise Mapleston
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Image via Takver, Flickr Amongst the rife and wrangle preceding the Federal election in less than two weeks, the topic of refugees, ‘boat people’ and even ‘plane people’ has never received so much public attention since the Tampa incident in the harrowing Howard era. Former arbitrary water-cooler conversations at the office are being transformed into…
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