Welfare overhaul to address stigma around beneficiaries

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Publish Date
Monday, 28 May 2018, 1:20PM

The chair of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group says as well as the system, it will be looking at ways to overhaul the stigma around beneficiaries.

The group will conduct a broad review of the welfare system, and consider issues such as sanctions, and benefit levels.

Chair Professor Cindy Kiro told Chris Lynch, it's also important to shift the narrative.

Cindy Kiro says while changes are urgently needed, they want to take the time to consider all the evidence to avoid unintended consequences.

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