South Australia’s ‘Efficient’ New Buses Won’t Stop for Everybody

Stef Rozitis | 24 June 2020 Transport Minister Stephan Knoll is reported to have said that commuters will need to change their thinking to make the New Network for South Australia’s buses work. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure claim they have done extensive market research and that only 8% of people in South … Read moreSouth Australia’s ‘Efficient’ New Buses Won’t Stop for Everybody

The Disturbing Dark Threesome of Poverty, Physical and Mental Health

Poverty is a sleeping demon in Australia, we try to ignore it and plunge our heads in the sand but it is there and we need to acknowledge it be start fighting it on a national level. Benjie Sacchetta | 24 June 2020 What the media portrays as Poverty is in fact Poverty but it … Read moreThe Disturbing Dark Threesome of Poverty, Physical and Mental Health

Automated Austerity Passes Senate

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

LNP’s New Legislation to Further Automate Austerity

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

Three Reasons Jacqui Lambie Lacks Principle on Cashless Welfare & Debit Cards

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

UP-TO-DATE List of All Councils that Support a Raise to Newstart

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

Dear Sen Anne Ruston, Are You a Hypocrite or Just Bad at Your Job?

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?

Will Age Pensioners be Forced onto the Cashless Debit Card?

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’ Deputation to Salisbury Council

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

Tracey Phillips’ Deputation to PAE 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