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You can't solve a complex social problem like drug use with an absurdly simple and harsh response.
Marijuana, ecstasy and methamphetamines targeted in drug crackdown.
Punishing people won’t achieve anything.
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If you're on Centrelink, and take drugs, the government has you in its sights.
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It is morally and socially corrupt to deny so many Australians a home.
So believes historian Rutger Bregman.
'I had absolutely nothing. I had not a cent to my name.'
Lambie's words were the opposite of what we have come to expect from politicians. They were honest, heartfelt, compassionate, and mostly true.
The mega welfare/childcare bill is being split.
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When it's from Centrelink.
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So a Senate inquiry hears.
Why is the government horse trading the disabled for the jobless like we are Pokemon cards?
The changes -- a long wait for payments, and lower payments -- will not pass the Senate.
New four-week waiting period, plus young people shifted to smaller payments.