Finance Minister and bureaucrats are grilled over the Federal Government's last minute-decision to extend an energy assistance payment to Newstart welfare recipients.
On the eve of the Budget, Arthur Sinodinos makes a "slightly radical" admission on ABC's Q&A panel, saying the unemployment allowance should be increased over time.
The Morrison Government is set to develop Australia's first national strategy for domestic violence prevention, including a $70 million pledge to develop strategies to target negative community attitudes and beliefs that lead to violence.
Thousands will have restricted access to their welfare payments from today as part of the progressive rollout of the cashless debit card scheme in the federal electorate of Hinkler.
A Senate inquiry has been told scores of payday lending horror stories, including a man with credit card debt who was given thousands of dollars in short-term loans.
At its national conference, Labor commits to replacing the Abbott government's controversial Community Development Programme, while Bill Shorten pledges to stare down a push to end offshore processing of refugees.
Low-income residents of a regional South Australian city are using an innovative solar scheme to shave money off their power bills.
A company awarded a $70 million contract to operate outsourced Centrelink call centres was responsible for wrongly cutting tens of thousands of vulnerable people off benefits in the United Kingdom.