Most vulnerable are worst affected by welfare payment suspensions, government data reveals

Those experiencing homelessness, living with disability or who are Indigenous hardest hit under Centrelink’s mutual obligation regime

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Tens of thousands of people experiencing homelessness, living with disabilities or who are Indigenous are being disproportionately affected by welfare payment suspensions under the mutual obligation regime, government data shows.

The data, reported to federal parliament by the employment department, comes as a separate study by the charity Anglicare suggests most jobseekers believe mutual obligation is doing little to help them find work.

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