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13th January 2017

This statement about the Centrelink online compliance system calls for the suspension of the system until concerns about it are addressed

12th January 2017

The National Welfare Rights Network has changed its name to the National Social Security Rights Network.  We will update the website as s

9th January 2017

Since July 2016 the Department of Human Services/Centrelink has used a new online system to obtain information from people whose Australi

4th May 2016

Media Release                                     4 May 2016

9th October 2015


Time to rethink rollout of cashless welfare card

5th August 2015

The National Welfare Rights Network will today provide evidence to a Parliamentary inquiry into the Government’s revised 4-week waiting p

14th July 2015

Press Council finds Daily Telegraph ‘inaccurate’ and ‘unfair’ over claims about ‘bludging guides’ for the Disability Support Pens

13th May 2015

Centrelink computer upgrade welcomed, but questions over fraud remain

13th May 2015

“In this Budget, the Government has tried to exorcise the ghosts of last year’s unfair measures, which, had they passed the Senate, would

8th May 2015

The National Welfare Rights Network (NWRN) has welcomed the Government’s revised pension plan, which abandons the unfair indexation cuts

7th April 2015

Unemployed looking for a better deal from new employment services system

27th March 2015

“The Federal Government must deliver on its promise of an effective and sustainable jobs plan for all Australians,” said Maree O’Halloran

26th March 2015

“People living needing legal help with problems at Centrelink can rest a little easier, after the Commonwealth Attorney-General George Br

19th March 2015

Federal Budget should support people in need & focus on employment

26th February 2015

NWRN response to the McClure Report released 25 February 2015.