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The Turnbull government wants to drug test young people on welfare

Young Australians who seek to go on welfare from 2018 will face random drug testing under a two-year trial announced in the budget on Tuesday. The government says the move is part of a range of measures it plans to introduce “to prevent welfare payments being used to fund drug […]
The Turnbull government wants to drug test young people on welfare
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Pauline Hanson wants a compulsory ID card for welfare recipients

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson wants to introduce a compulsory national identity card for Australians who receive welfare payments. According to the Courier Mail, Hanson says the proposed ID, unlocked by the owner’s fingerprint, would stop welfare overpayments and fraud. Under her proposal the card would be voluntary for most […]
Pauline Hanson wants a compulsory ID card for welfare recipients
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Why having the best social welfare system in the world matters to Australia

Quiz time. Of the roughly 200 nations in the world, which country’s welfare state is best targeted to those in need? If you answered ‘Australia’, then you’re absolutely correct. It’s also a healthy sign that you haven’t been paying too much attention to Liberal Ministers like Scott Morrison and Christian […]
Why having the best social welfare system in the world matters to Australia