Department of Human Services secretary Kathryn Campbell may deserve a medal of some sort for the way in which she has drawn most of the fire on to herself and away from her minister and her department over the Centrelink robo-debt debacle she has supervised and contributed to. Given her … Continue reading
The anti-18C brigade, whose grasp on free speech has always been shallow, strained to spin it in novel directions this week as they piled on a 26-year-old
PNG police commander David Yapu has expressed concern that Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has raised tensions on Manus Island with his comments about the behaviour of three refugees towards a young boy. Inspector Yapu has also rejected claims by Border Force Commissioner Roman Quaedvlieg that police were investigating the incident involving … Continue reading
When Yassmin Abdel-Magied posted seven simple words on her Facebook page on April 25, she can’t possibly have predicted the furious, frenzied storm of hatred that was about to come her way. In case you’ve been living under a rock (and if so, do you have some room for me … Continue reading
Anglicare Australia wants budget to relieve ‘poverty trap’ created by low support payments and soaring rents Australia’s rental market is virtually unaffordable for those on low incomes or government welfare, according to a detailed new study.
The other day, I wrote a satirical piece where I suggested that Peter Dutton would claim that it was an operational matter and he wouldn’t be able to release any information about his sources for contradicting all those on Manus who disagreed with his version of events. Today he announced … Continue reading
By Michael Griffin The Turnbull Government claims, on the Department of Human Services website, that the cashless welfare card programme is: an effective tool for supporting disadvantaged communities to reduce the consumption and effects of drugs, alcohol and gambling that impact on the health and wellbeing of communities, families and … Continue reading