Welfare

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Don’t be fooled by Australia’s GDP growth – buying more things is not a good measure of our welfare | Jessica Mizrahi
Using GDP to assess wellbeing is a flawed view which has led us to narrow, short-term decision-making

Jessica Mizrahi

28, Nov, 2021 @10:46 PM

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Rental stress on the rise as low-income Australians priced out of market
Annual Rental Affordability Index finds Hobart the least affordable city as gap between household incomes and rents widens

Stephanie Convery

23, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘We need to be alarmed’: food banks in overdrive as politicians allow Australians to go hungry
Food relief organisations say they are helping more people than ever before. But this is not a good news story

Stephanie Convery and Luke Henriques-Gomes

20, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Centrelink’s cancelling of 80-year-old’s age pension ‘absurd and wrong’, tribunal rules
Aged care resident did not ‘personally have the capacity to comprehend … a decision to suspend his pension’

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

16, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Pub now, pay later: Afterpay’s move into Australian dining venues sparks debt concerns
One expert says the law is not keeping pace with innovation in lending markets, which have become like ‘the wild west with no sheriff’

Stephanie Convery

08, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Company running cashless debit card scheme in Australia claimed $2m in jobkeeper before rise in revenue
Payments firm Indue says ‘we intend to retain the jobkeeper payments on the basis that Indue met the qualifying criteria’

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

03, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Turned away’: how strict government rules denied young pilot with brain cancer the disability pension
Doctors say George Upjohn cannot work due to his brain tumour, yet Centrelink rejected his disability support pension application

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

27, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australia’s economy expected to have shrunk about 3% in September quarter
Treasury secretary Steven Kennedy outlines estimated GDP drop as inflation figures show large jump in underlying measures

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

27, Oct, 2021 @1:24 AM

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‘Incredibly worried’: end of Covid disaster payment looms for many still out of work
At 80% vaccination the support will be gone. Some will be hit hard, particularly if Australia’s economy doesn’t bounce back strongly

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Menzies would be turning in his grave, Chris Kenny rails – as News Corp turns against him on climate | Weekly Beast
Old guard of conservative commentators distraught at Scott Morrison’s push for net zero

Amanda Meade

22, Oct, 2021 @1:18 AM

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Melbourne freedom day: world’s most locked down city takes first cautious steps to reopening
After 262 days, Australia’s second-most populous city is emerging from Covid restrictions – battered but hopeful

Caitlin Cassidy

21, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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More than 1m children in Australia went hungry in past year, report suggests
One in six adults also experienced severe food insecurity, with some parents saying their children are forced to go a day without eating at least once a week

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

19, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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