Social Issues

Federal Budget: new welfare measures are punitive

Posted on: Tue 16 May 2017

In last week’s Federal Budget, Treasurer Scott Morrison outlined new measures for those accessing welfare payments, including a demerit point system and drug testing, as well as extended funding for income management and changes to the disability support pension.

Aidan is from Anti-Poverty Network SA and is currently receiving welfare payments. He spoke to Small Change’s Lisa Burns and shared his own personal experiences, and his thoughts on the Federal Government’s new measures.

Produced by Lisa Burns

Small Change

Other stories