Posts Tagged ‘welfare’

CIS Podcast ep 11 – week ending 5 July 2013

Posted: 2:36 pm on 4th July 2013

Episode 11 – produced for the week ending 5th of July 2013   Topics DisabilityCare – the NDIS in practice Newstart allowance and the problem of long term unemployment with Andrew Baker     Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week on the CIS Podcast we are joined by CIS welfare expert and author of a leading paper on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Andrew Baker. Topics Is DisabilityCare unfairly raising the…

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CIS Podcast ep 6 – week ending 31 May 2013

Posted: 5:46 pm on 31st May 2013

Episode 6 – produced for the week ending 31st of May 2013   Topics Misuse of government power and emergency terrorism powers The failure of industry assistance and Ford Australia The CIS goes to Canberra with Jeremy Sammut and Andrew Baker   Subscribe via iTunes                                   Subscribe via RSS    This week the CIS sent a briefing delegation to Canberra to inform politicians from both major parties on the CIS TARGET30 program. We are…

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The $2 million Child Support Agency lottery ‘win’

Posted: 10:24 am on 23rd April 2013

Welfare spending is a big issue confronting Australian governments. It’s an even bigger issue now that the government has taken to (accidentally) giving out lottery sized payments to its customers. One (un)lucky Brisbane mother of three received $2,022,012 in a single Child Support Agency (CSA) payment after a public servant accidentally typed the date (02/02/2012) into the section where the correct payment of about $3,000 should have been entered. Instead of…

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