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Senate rebukes broken Centrelink with motion support

03 Feb 2016

The Senate has today rebuked the Government and supported a Greens initiated motion, calling on them to address mounting frustrations over accessing Centrelink with long phone wait times, unanswered calls and a clunky MyGov website.

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Centrelink concerns read into the Senate after hundreds of complaints

03 Feb 2016

Awful Centrelink accounts have been read into the Senate after 88 pages of complaints were posted to Senator Rachel Siewert’s Facebook page late last week.

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Auditor General report into DSP eligibility must be taken seriously: Greens

02 Feb 2016

 A report by the Auditor General that raises concerns about sharpening the eligibility for the Disability Support Pension (DSP) should be taken seriously by the Government, Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Ceduna residents planning to leave town to avoid cashless welfare card trial will still be stuck on it: Senator Siewert

29 Jan 2016

Ceduna residents planning to leave town to avoid the cashless welfare card trial may not be aware that they cannot opt out once the trial has begun, Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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Tightening DSP eligibility will make things harder for people with disability who need our support

29 Jan 2016

The Government’s plans to reduce the number of people over 35 on the Disability Support Pension after targeting young people shows a full scale attack on people accessing support, Senator Siewert said today.

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Greens to move disallowance motion for Ceduna cashless welfare card trial

28 Jan 2016

With the Government’s clear ideological intention to expand the cashless welfare card trials throughout regional Australia, Senator Rachel Siewert has announced plans to move to disallow the Ceduna trial when Parliament resumes next week.

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