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Clock ticking on Centrelink payment changes

Centrelink income streams including Newstart, Sickness Allowance, Wife Pension and Bereavement Allowance will be axed next week, with the majority of welfare recipients set to be transferred onto JobSeeker payments – prompting criticism that the change will confuse people who  aren’t required to look for work.

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Downer novelty cheque inquiry exposes politics of sport grants

An Auditor-General’s inquiry into the Federal Government’s $100 million, taxpayer-funded community sports grants program – prompted by a photograph of former SA Liberal candidate Georgina Downer with a giant novelty cheque – has revealed political use of the scheme and sparked new calls for a national integrity commission.

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Feds to review 'backpacker tax'

The Federal Government will take another look at the so-called backpacker tax, set to kick in from July, amid concerns it could impact agriculture and tourism industries.