Category Archives: Unofficial Centrelink news

Seven big changes to family & child care benefits & what they mean for your family

“It is not a choice for many of us to be on welfare, and if you realised the damage you are continually doing to that part of society you would stop doing it.” After four years of political manoeuvreing, an amazing, heartfelt impassioned speech by single mother and independent senator Jacqui Lambie signalled the passage, finally, of the government’s Omnibus

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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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Are you getting all the Centrelink cash you are entitled to?

But you don’t want to think about all those expenses so let’s move straight to the good news. There is a wide range of family payments you might qualify for, now available from your friendly, local Centrelink office. You probably haven’t lined up at Centrelink since you got sacked from McDonalds aged 19 and plenty of things have changed in

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