3 May 2019

Changes to welfare system not "fit for purpose"

From The Panel, 4:08 pm on 3 May 2019

The Government is to scrap a benefit sanction that saw solo mothers penalised by up to $28 a week if they didn't name the father of their child. Removing the sanction will cost $113.4 million over four years and comes into effect on April 1, 2020. The amount beneficiaries can earn in paid work, before their benefit is cut, is to increase - for the first time in 20 years.