WELFARE PAYMENTS NEWS
Susan Wight, HEN Vic
Some of you will have seen Kevin Andrews in the media spruiking the 'simplification' of welfare payments: Review of Australia's welfare system. This is in regards to an interim report of the McClure Inquiry commissioned by the govt, w hich will propose that welfare payments be streamlined to 4 payments:
In interviews over the weekend Andrews has discussed the proposal for Family Payments to be tied to school attendance.
In the meantime, keep calm.
Submissions in response to the interim report are due by 8 August http://www.dss.gov.au/about-the-department/review-of-australia-s-welfare-system and HEN will submit a submission. You may also wish to submit a personal one.
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