“Australia’s approach to employment services is failing.”
“The time is up for the current model of a privatised, primarily for-profit employment services system underpinned by a largely punitive and ineffective compliance framework.”
“Billions of dollars of public money are being syphoned into a scheme that is not only failing to support people into work, but is undoubtedly causing harm.”
“Our simple goal is that, ultimately, employment services should be both useful and do no harm.”
Our entire social security system is the barrier that keeps people back and it is designed to be that way, to force people to either comply and be crushed or force them out to fend for themselves.
Fair Work Amendment (Equal Pay for Equal Work) Bill 2022 The Antipoverty Centre made a submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee expressing our staunch opposition to all forms of subminimum wages, particularly Work for the DoleWork for the Dole is a program that applies to people in the mainstream Workforc…, Australian Disability …
Housing legislative package The Antipoverty Centre made a submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee expressing our opposition to relying on the private market to meet the housing needs of low income people, and calling for a significant direct investment by government towards universal access to public homes. Read more about our work on the …
The Antipoverty Centre made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee outlining our conception of the poverty machineWe describe the welfare system as a whole, and the socio-political landscape it …, providing context on the nature of poverty and proposing immediate and long-term measures to address the problems it causes.
The Antipoverty Centre regularly makes submissions to parliamentary inquiries and departmental consultations on policies that affect the lives on people in poverty and those in the welfare system. A selection of our submissions to other inquiries can be found here. We are currently working on supplementary submissions to the inquiry based on a series of …