Centrelink

Australia Today

Centrelink is Trying to Improve Its Customer Service

Human Services are hiring 1, 000 extra phone operators, so you can be on hold for one hour instead of three.
Katherine Gillespie
4.23.18
Australia Today

Work for the Dole scheme is Dangerous and Useless, Say Unions and Lawyers

"I've never met anybody who said they've picked up any skills on it."
VICE Staff
4.19.18
Australia Today

'Work for the Dole' Scheme Threatened to Cut 15,000 People off Centrelink

Essentially, the program made participants work for $12 an hour.
Millie Roberts
3.7.18
Australia Today

Tony Abbott Tried to Ban People Under 30 From Receiving Centrelink

New documents reveal the former Prime Minister wanted to ban all young people from welfare services back in 2014.
Katherine Gillespie
1.28.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Centrelink Recipients Won't Be Drug Tested After All

The government has abandoned its controversial plan after failing to impress the Senate.
Katherine Gillespie
12.4.17
SBS VICELAND

We Need to Talk About the Dole

Rent is skyrocketing and life is more expensive than ever—so why hasn't our national unemployment benefit increased since 1995?
Katherine Gillespie
10.31.17
Vice Guide to Right Now

Pauline Hanson Is Calling for an 'Australian Identity Card' Again

Is it possible she doesn't know about passports and birth certificates?
Issy Beech
10.23.17
Drugs

The Real Reason the Government Drug Tested Your Sewage

In certain parts of Australia, data on drug usage is to be leveraged against the poor.
VICE Staff
8.27.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Labor To Block the Controversial Welfare Drug Testing Scheme

Experts say the Government's plan to drug test young people on Centrelink will be ineffective, and expensive.
Katherine Gillespie
8.8.17
Centrelink

Retailers Are Excited to Hire Unemployed Young People For Free

The government's new unpaid internship scheme is the biggest thing to happen for Australian retailers since... penalty rate cuts.
Katherine Gillespie
7.3.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Bill to Drug Test 5,000 Young People Hits Parliament Today

Ignoring the backlash, the Government is pushing ahead with its scheme to test Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients.
Katherine Gillespie
6.22.17
Drugs

Welfare Drug Testing Will Ruin Recovering Addicts Like Me

Getting off ice is hard. Doing it broke is just about impossible.
Brandon Cook
6.13.17
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