Author: Lina Caneva
Source Pro Bono Australia
The Federal Government has released the long-awaited final report of the review of Australia’s welfare system including controversial recommendations around Disability Support Pensions which has had a mixed reaction from the Not for Profit sector.
The report recommends a new disability payment which would be restricted to people unable to work more than eight hours a week.
The welfare review, conducted by former Mission Australia chief Patrick McClure, proposes a number of recommendations on ways to streamline Australia’s $150 billion welfare system including a move to reduce the current complicated system of Government payments from 20 to just five areas of assistance.