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More electoral focus should be on people in real need: Vinnies

While the budget strategies of the major parties mention the need to assist Australians doing it tough, neither contains much detail about practical solutions to such crises as housing and homelessness, secure and properly paid work, inadequate JobSeeker, Disability Support Pension and (single) Parenting Payment, according to St Vincent de Paul (SVDP).

Australia-first paid sick leave launched for Victoria’s casual workers

Around 150,000 Victorian workers are now eligible for sick and carer's leave under an Australian-first pilot scheme. The $245.6 million, two-year trial will offer casual and insecure workers five days of paid sick or carer's leave per year at the national minimum wage of $20.33 per hour.

Senate inquiry hears more than 90 per cent of aged care workers on permanent part-time contracts

A hard day's work is not rewarded with fair pay because of the prevalence of insecure employment contracts in Australia, a Senate inquiry has heard. 

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