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'Labor-lite' budget's social welfare report card marked by Jesuit... 'Labor-lite' budget's social welfare report card marked by Jesuit...

'Labor-lite' budget's social welfare report card marked by Jesuit...

Thursday 11 May 2017

Julie Edwards, Jesuit Social Services

The 2014 Federal Budget will be remembered as one of the most punitive in recent history — one that will be forever linked to images of then-Treasurer Joe Hockey smoking a cigar as his Budget sought to make young unemployed people wait up to six months to access Newstart, among other measures that were harmful to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.
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