Welfare Sanctions: a form of institutional stigma

Welfare Sanctions: a form of institutional stigma

The Beneficiary Advisory Service (BAS) has long been trying to challenge the narrative around welfare receipt. This persistent narrative maintains that beneficiaries are somehow lesser individuals simply because they need the support of the state for a period of time....

OFFICE UPDATE – COVID-19

In response to the changing COVID-19 all of our staff will now be working from home. We ask all clients to please phone, email or message our office for advice. We will no longer be holding face to face appointments but should still be able to assist clients remotely....

COVID-19 Economic Package

As many of you will have seen the government announced a economic stimulus package on the 17 March in response to COVID-19 situation. Part of this package is to address those on benefits. The changes which will be seen on benefits are a $25/week increase for main...