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Australia: Jenny Macklin sorry for ‘insensitive’ dole claim


FAMILIES Minister Jenny Macklin has apologised for saying she could survive on the $35-a-day Newstart, admitting her comment was “insensitive” and that the dole payment would be very hard to live on. Her backdown came amid increasing pressure on the Gillard government, including from Labor MPs, to lift the $245-a-week welfare payment. Former prime minister … Continue reading

Australia’s Newstart far from a temporary payment


New figures revealing the average time spent on the dole is two years undermine Wayne Swan‘s claim that the Newstart allowance is a “temporary payment” between jobs. The figures, released through the Senate estimates process, bolster the case mounted by Labor MPs and the welfare sector to increase the dole on the grounds it is … Continue reading

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