Indigenous, legal and community advocates have told a Senate inquiry that compulsory income management doesn't work and can have dire unintended consequences.
Once considered world-leading, the effectiveness of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has been questioned as its cost continues to surge.
More than 50 recommendations of the robodebt royal commission will be brought in by the government in a $22 million pledge to improve the welfare system.
The federal government has agreed to all of the recommendations of the robodebt royal commission, after a report was handed down earlier this year.
The social services sector is warning small boosts to welfare will not address inequality, with the payments still keeping people well below the poverty line.
An inquiry report on autistic teens found living in squalor has prompted an apology and pledge to consider changes after what "should never have happened".
Despite the opposition saying the money would be better spent on incentivising work, it won't stand against a rise in benefit payments for welfare recipients.
A senior bureaucrat found to have misled cabinet over the illegal robodebt scheme has been suspended without pay from her $900,000 a year defence advisory role.
The final report of the royal commission into the controversial robodebt scheme is due to be released on Friday.
A royal commission into the unlawful robodebt scheme has recommended senior figures behind it be prosecuted over their roles in the troubled program.
The report of the royal commission into the robodebt scheme has found a series of failures by ministers, but the consequences for them are unclear.
Evidence is being considered by federal police and the anti-corruption watchdog following a damning report on the robodebt scheme.
Peter Dutton has accused Anthony Albanese of milking political advantage following the release of a damning report into the Robodebt scheme.
Anthony Albanese claims his predecessor Scott Morrison has displayed a lack of contrition following the release of a damning report into the Robodebt scheme.
Anthony Albanese has hit out at Scott Morrison for his lack of contrition, days after the release of a damning report into the infamous Robodebt scheme.
Education Minister Jason Clare has added to criticism of former prime minister Scott Morrison and public service bureaucrats over the robodebt scheme.
Education Minister Jason Clare has added to criticism of former prime minister Scott Morrison and public service bureaucrats over the Robodebt scheme.
The federal opposition is sorry for the harm caused by the robodebt scheme, as former coalition ministers insist they've done nothing wrong.
Out-of-pocket childcare expenses climbed during the past four years and low-income families are faring worse as fees rise.
The opposition says allowing JobSeeker recipients to work longer without losing payments would help them get by while placing less strain on the federal budget.
Treasurer Jim Chalmers says Labor is already looking at ways to get people into jobs as the opposition calls for people on welfare to be able to do more work.
The opposition have called for the limit to how on how much welfare recipients can work before their payments are reduced by the government.
The federal government is under pressure to restore eligibility of the single parenting payment until a child turns 16 rather than a lower threshold.
Welfare support organisations are facing huge demand for services as cost of living increases hit low-income households, a parliamentary inquiry has been told.
Deanna Amato was issued with a $2500 debt during the robodebt scheme and her case was the basis for the program being ruled unlawful.
An ex-deputy secretary says former prime minister Scott Morrison showed little empathy for people on welfare and looked for problems to justify budget cuts.
Thousands of Queensland households are spending more than a third of their income on rent and are unable to meet basic living standards, a new report suggests.
People in some remote communities will be able to transition off the cashless welfare card from next week after the government's repeal bill passed parliament.
The federal government is moving to dump the cashless welfare debit card and make income management voluntary in the communities where it was trialled.
A new report shows that calls to Queensland's Elder Abuse Helpline have risen almost 32 per cent in 2020-21.