PM’s welfare shake-up to deliver $2bn saving

Original article by Greg Brown
The Australian – Page: 1 & 2 : 28-Jan-20

The federal government will legislate to ensure that welfare recipients are not overpaid, in a move that is projected to save some $2.1bn over four years. The proposed reform will affect about 1.2 million welfare recipients who also have income from a job, with changes to how they report gross earnings to Centrelink. Social Services Minister Anne Ruston says the current system for calculating earnings can be confusing and result in misreporting. The cost savings will help offset the impact of the bushfires on the federal Budget.


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