Posted 24/01/2014 by Carol Ey
The Minister for Social Services, Kevin Andrews, has recently expressed concern at the continued growth in the number of people in receipt of income support payments, and suggested that the welfare system is unsustainable
. He has therefore commissioned Patrick McClure to undertake a review of the welfare system. Mr McClure’s previous review
led to the Welfare to Work
changes in 2006. However a closer investigation of the figures, released by the Department of Social Security
, suggests that welfare receipt among those of working age is already declining, and hence the scope to make further large reductions may be limited. However Age Pension take up rates continue to increase. Read more...