Note to Joe: Australians support a rise in the Newstart Allowance
Could you live on $245 a week?
Many recipients of the Newstart Allowance are forced to.
Your tax dollars helping the mining industry ....
At a time when the mining industry is earning record profits you might be surprised to learn that it is also receiving $4 billion worth of government subsidies and concessions each year.
.... while they inflate the amount of tax they pay.
Firms are keen on self regulation. They claim it works because they are transparent, accountable and good corporate citizens. But just how transparent was a recent report by Rio Tinto into the amount of taxes it paid in 2011.
Are unemployment benefits adequate in Australia? R Denniss and D Baker, 23 April
Showing their helping hand: The selective promotion of government assistance, D Baker, 18 April
Too much of a good thing? The macroeconomic case for slowing down the mining boom, R Denniss and M Grudnoff, 2 April
Job creator of job destroyer? An analysis of the mining boom in Queensland, M Grudnoff, 20 March
Justice for all: Giving Australians greater access to the legal system, R Denniss, J Fear and E Millane, 19 March
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Survey indicates unemployment benefits are not enough to live on, The Canberra Times, 24 April
What lies beneath, The Global Mail, 19 April
Thousands miss out on parent payments, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 April
What's good about a surplus? The Canberra Times, 14 April
What electricity will really cost under a carbon tax, Crikey, 12 April
Super 'biased against lower paid', The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 April
War of words over mining tax continues, ABC The World Today, 23 March
Study claims mining is damaging the economy, Lateline Business, 20 March
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