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Understanding the links between bushfires and social security

During 2019, Victoria declared six bushfire disasters, culminating in the devastating Black Summer fires, which affected almost a quarter of […]

Family Violence: changes to the Social Security Guide

In May 2023, changes were made to the Social Security Guide to require Centrelink decision-makers to take into account the presence of […]

Alisha’s story: separated under one roof

Alisha is on the Disability Support Pension (DSP) and receives Family Tax Benefit (FTB). She also has significant consumer debt […]

Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme: key findings

It was a scathing report on an illegal and damaging scheme that harmed some of the most vulnerable people in […]

Tax returns and Centrelink issues

Completing our yearly tax returns is one of those life admin tasks that seem to come around too quickly and […]

Changes to Parenting Payment Single: what happens next?

From 20 September 2023, the eligibility for Parenting Payment Single is being extended to when the youngest child turns 14. This […]