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Welfare concerns for domestic violence victims and the young
13th Jul 2015
On Friday 10 July, the AASW's National Vice President Chrisine Craik was asked about the eligibility rules for a variety of welfare payments that penalise women trying to escape domestic violence and young people trying to get into the workforce. Candidates have to wait an average of four weeks to receive payments, with a shorter one week period for youth allowance and parenting payment recipients.