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Council of Social Services’ concern over Federal Budget

Thursday 11th May / posted by Chris Wheeldon

One of the biggest concerns amongst many Australians concerning the new Federal Budget, is what it means for the unemployed.

Welfare groups have said that the new requirements outlined in the budget – which will see seven existing payments, including Newstart, rolled into one jobseeker payment from 2020 - vilifies those without paid work.

The Government expects to save $632 million over five years punishing missed Centrelink appointments or job interviews by cutting payments.

WA Council of Social Services Research and Policy Development Leader Chris Twomey spoke to Chris about the impact on the Federal Budget on the social sector.

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