Sam Shetler | 27 Feb 2020 New automated income reporting of Social Security payments passed the Senate today. In other words, $2B worth of austerity passed the Senate today. However the legislation does have to go back to the House for final approval because the ever brave and ever noble ALP want an amendment. It’s … Read moreAutomated Austerity Passes Senate
Sam Shetler | 30 Jan 2020 It’s the first sitting week of Parliament and the Liberal National Coalition government (LNP) has a bright and shiny $2 billion dollar plan! Collective “Oooo” please. The LNP’s proposed legislation will “simplify” (automate) income reporting for people surviving Centrelink. Anne Ruston, the minister for social services, the Prime Minister … Read moreLNP’s New Legislation to Further Automate Austerity
Sam Shetler | 05 Oct 2019 Before going on to say Jacqui Lambie lacks principle on income quarantining, I will give credit where credit is due. Lambie is saying that she does not support a national roll out of of the Cashless Debit Card. But it still remains unclear whether she will vote against the … Read moreThree Reasons Jacqui Lambie Lacks Principle on Cashless Welfare & Debit Cards
LAST UPDATED: 30 OCTOBER 2019 SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1. Adelaide 2. Charles Sturt 3. Clare and Gilbert Valley 4. Copper Coast 5. Elliston 6. Gawler 7. Kangaroo Island 8. Marion 9. Mitcham 10. Mount Gambier 11. Onkaparinga 12. Playford 13. Port Adelaide Enfield 14. Prospect 15. Salisbury 16. Streaky Bay 17. Tea Tree Gully 18. West … Read moreUP-TO-DATE List of All Councils that Support a Raise to Newstart
Aidan Jarvis | 04 Oct 2019 Dear Senator Anne Ruston, You spoke at a Soroptimist forum, made some very bold claims, and defended yourself, stating the report of your comments were ‘misleading’. Anne Ruston says the reporting of her comments was ‘misleading’ and she only wants to reduce barriers to employment. – Luke Henriques-Gomes, The … Read moreDear Sen Anne Ruston, Are You a Hypocrite or Just Bad at Your Job?
Sam Shetler | 22 September 2019 If the current amendments in the Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition Bill 2019 are passed, then the answer is yes. Yes, those who live in the Northern Territory and Cape York* trial areas – and who are on the Age Pension – will be forced on to … Read moreWill Age Pensioners be Forced onto the Cashless Debit Card?
Aidan Jarvis | 26 August 2019 Aidan’s deputation to Salisbury Council. Posted by Anti-Poverty Network SA on Monday, August 26, 2019 Good evening council, I am here tonight to speak to the national campaign to raise Newstart and other income support payments. Almost two years ago, Salisbury council was one of the first councils in … Read moreAidan Jarvis’ Deputation to Salisbury Council
PAE Council Deputation to continue supporting ‘Raise the Rate’ Increasing the Newstart Payment Tuesday 13th August 2019 WHERE WE HAVE BEEN Firstly I would like to say how proud I am to be a resident of PAE Council, the first council in Australia to come on board in August 2017 to publicly support a raise to Newstart. I was one of many … Read moreTracey Phillips’ Deputation to PAE Council
By Sam Shetler | 19 August 2019 Yesterday the Anti-Poverty Network SA voted unanimously on our 2019 Anti-Poverty Week conference title. Our conference title or headline will read: One Big Raise: Dignity For All. Today a headline in The Australian reads, ‘Vinnies Want Newstart Rate Increase for over 55s.’ The contrast between The Australian headline … Read moreVinnie’s ‘Raise for Some’ Thought Bubble
Yi Ling | Member of APNSA |28 July 2018 The obvious answer is that no one is poor anymore, that poverty no longer exists. That shouldn’t need to be said. Of course, that cannot be achieved straight away. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is justice. So what does justice look like, when … Read moreWhat Does Justice for the Poor Look Like?: Yi Ling