The stimulus includes a child tax credit for parents to get up to $3,600 per child. Some Democrats are starting to call it "Social Security for kids."
Financiers, business leaders, and regular folks are increasingly calling on political leaders to reshape capitalism and address rampant racial inequality in the US. As policymakers try to address the coronavirus pandemic, experts point to the ways past US policies boosted quality of life for white Americans while leaving Black Americans […]
NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is returning $US1.1 million he had received from Mississippi for public appearances he never made. The money came from the Mississippi Department of Human Services and was intended to be used toward welfare-related services. Auditor Shad White told the Mississippi Clarion Ledger that […]
Mississippi misspent at least $US94 million in federal welfare funds in ways that paid star NFL football players like Brett Favre, lobbyists, and pro wrestlers, according to a state audit released Monday. Shad White, the auditor, called it “the most egregious misspending my staff have seen in their careers” in […]
The current discussion over climate change and how we need to change our behaviour in order to preserve our world is by no means new — but often people are still uncertain about how they can do their part. It’s harder still in a professional context, especially given so many […]
The Brazilian city of Marica recently launched a basic-income program that gives $US33 monthly stipends to about one-third of its residents. Brazil already has a national policy that gives citizens around $US10 per month if they vaccinate their children and send them to school. But Marica’s program will allow researchers […]
The federal government has accidentally leaked its own policy talking points on Monday, sending them off to media agencies around the country. While unofficial, they guide government MPs on what to say publicly on each issue and how to answer questions posed by journalists. We’ve included the full document and […]
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Treasurer Scott Morrison says sewage tests will be used to decide where the government will set up drug testing trials for people on welfare. In Tuesday’s budget the treasurer announced that from January 1 next year, 5000 people seeking the Newstart and Youth Allowance will be chosen at random for […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
VIDEO: Congressman Robert Pitternger of North Carolina is taking heat for his racially charged statement.