The Guardian • welfare

Issue #1989

Health care a right, not a privilege

The Liberal-National Coalition has never supported Medicare, constantly undermining it since its introduction.

Read more
Issue #1989

The cashless debit card – a “public whip”

What is a cashless “welfare” card?

Read more
Issue #2030

A wellbeing budget for Australia 2022-23 and beyond

Our wellbeing as Australians into the future will be determined very much by what is given priority in the national budget. Because a Labor government...

Read more
Issue #2049


The latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report into mesothelioma was released today. Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer in the mesothelium –...

Read more
Issue #2022

Robotdebt royal commission announced

Last month, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese officially called a royal commission into the unlawful debt recovery scheme known as “Robodebt.” The Albanese government has selected...

Read more
Issue #2023

Jobs and Skills Summit: dangerous illusions for workers

Workers and their families are looking for real change – real wage rises, secure jobs, safe working conditions, with adequately funded and staffed health and...

Read more
Male with depression. Issue #2061

Robodebt: War on welfare recipients

Rhys Cauzzo took his own life on 26th January 2017. In the days after his death, his mother went to her son’s apartment in Melbourne...

Read more
Issue #2057

Existing on $13 a day

Young renters on youth allowance sharing a typical two bedroom flat have only $13 a day to cover food, transport, medicine, utilities, and other costs,...

Read more