Labor says Nick Xenophon Team's welfare deal targets Australia's 'poorest people'

Country
Australia (AU)
Score
12.67
Source
The Guardian
Time
2018-01-03 (UTC)
ID
10508194

NXT says deal with Coalition, which doesn’t include controversial drug testing plan, ‘strikes a good balance’ Labor and welfare groups have expressed concern about a reported deal to push through the Coalition’s overhaul of the welfare system, warning it will be bad news for the nation’s most disadvantaged. The Australian reported on Wednesday that the Nick Xenophon Team had almost reached a deal with the government on the bulk of its proposed welfare changes, which does not include support for the controversial drug testing plan . Continue reading...