Welfare Reform Update

Article published 21 October 2017

Welfare Reform Update

in the Senate

The controversial Welfare Reform Bill is before the Senate and parliamentarians are gearing up to debate.

The nasties contained in the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017 have been covered in detail in the September issue of THE VOICE. Among the proposed changes are measures that would affect people over 50 on the Newstart Allowance , women on the Wife Pension as well as a huge cut in the Bereavement Allowance.

The Bill is currently before the Senate. Most of the public and parliamentary debate will be about proposals in the Bill for drug testing of social security recipients and for the cashless welfare card. If you are concerned, make your voice heard and email or write to the cross-bench Senators. For more information about their contact details call us on 1800 451 488 or email us at voice@cpsa.org.au

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