Monthly Archives: February 2017

FTB supplements saved! But what now for childcare reforms?

“This morning, I’m damn good!” exclaimed Terese Edwards from the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children when we asked her the standard “How ya going” earlier today. Nick Xenophon had just been on ABC Radio to announce that his three senators will block the Turnbull government’s watered down Omnibus Bill completely. The bill would axe Family Tax Benefit

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8 Centrelink mistakes that will cost you BIG money

From You’re not a welfare cheat are you? Those people should all be jail right? They’re ripping off the taxpayer so they can lounge around all day. Well hang on, most “welfare cheats” are parents. Maybe you are a welfare cheat but you just haven’t checked your inbox. Perhaps the debt letter with the Australian Federal Police letterhead is

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Not all bank accounts are the same

Every Australian needs a basic everyday transaction banking account. But there is no need to settle for the account offered by the bank you have been with for many years. Government reforms have made switching accounts easy. There are big differences between the best accounts in the market and the not-so-good. You don’t need to put up with monthly fees,

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Revealed: The truth behind Centrelink’s “robo-debt” campaign

What are the real facts about the Centrelink debt campaign? Centrelink staff are leaking information about the DHS Centrelink “robo-debt” campagn like a sieve. And they are telling a very different story to government ministers: The government says $300 million worth of overpayments are being clawed back through the robo-debt campaign. An anonymous Centrelink whistleblower (who has been reporting reliable

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