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No spare change: how charities, buskers and beggars aren’t feeling so festive in our cashless society

Image: Shuttlestock Collectors for the Paralympic Games carried donation buckets ahead of the recent Santa parade in Auckland, asking for gold coin donations. Onlookers shrugged them off: “Sorry, no...

Who’s really behaving badly? Confronting Australia’s cashless welfare card

Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP The government’s Cashless Debit Card almost fell apart on Wednesday night. Senator Rex Patrick’s refusal to...

5 charts on what a Newstart recipient really looks like

Unless we know who who Newstart recipients are, we are likely to make wrong decisions about how...

Danger. Election 2016 delivered us Robodebt. Promises can have consequences

Automating something that couldn’t be automated is a promise that hurt. Shutterstock/thegreenhead.com Campaign promises can seem like so much...

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