Talk:Social security in Australia

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Can we please move this to Social Welfare (Australia). I don't think the term "Social Security" is relevant to Australia! Any thoughts? Ansett (talk) 13:20, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Given that Australia has a Social Security Act I think the term is highly relevant124.186.125.209 (talk) 10:17, 12 March 2013 (UTC)


I'm concerned the section on ARO and SSAT reviews is not neutral, and where references are made to criticisms of Centrelink, those references are not sourced.

--Mkativerata 14:20, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Page Move from Centrelink[edit]

Please note the bulk of this page was moved from Centrelink

Actuarial disco boy 10:58, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

A lot of work[edit]

I have split this page into sections about Social security and Family assistance as they are seperate systems. I intend to individually clean up each of the payment sections, add all the citations needed and include sections on the means tests of each system. Ideally there should not be much that is needed to be said about each individual social security payment other than their specific entitlement.

I'm kinda thinking somthing like this would be appropriate:

Social Security Act Payments
-Income and asset tests
-Residency requirements
--(individual payment sections)

Family Assistance Act Payments

-Income test and reconciliation
-Residency requirements
--(individual payment sections)

Hopefully I will get some time to get this somewhere near this so we at least have a decent article to start fixing as it is a bit of a shambles at the moment.--Jabberwalkee 03:37, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Application for Payment Images[edit]

I am concerned about the Application for Payment images in the Newstart Section

2 of the pages have the author's customer reference number on it - this surely must not be good should they wish to maintain their privacy

Is there a way that they can be removed? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jackaroo1970 (talkcontribs) 11:05, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

  • The images look unfree to me (all Australian government material is copyright). Disclosure of a CRN is also a breach of the law. I'm going to propose these images for deletion. --Mkativerata (talk) 18:25, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Historical Information[edit]

This page needs some background about the progres of welfare in 20c Australia for example: When were Un/Ben started? E.G. Prior to the Whitlam govt benefits were only payable to those over 21 and married, whilst he made them universal. (talk) 01:27, 26 September 2010 (UTC)gabe76

Editor assistance needed at Talk:Welfare[edit]

It would be useful to have some input from editors whose native language is Australian English to provide their perspective to help resolve a dispute over the article Welfare. In essence the argument is about the meaning of the word welfare. One school of thought is that Welfare nowadays mostly means "financial aid for the poor" and that the article about that topic should be simply Welfare. The other school of thought is that the word "welfare" has two meanings ("well-being" and "financial aid for the poor") and that the article welfare should be a disambiguation page explaining the two meanings and then link off to the many articles there are about "financial aid to the poor" such as Social security and the national articles such as this one. One idea is to move the content now in welfare moved over to Welfare (financial aid).

If you have the time, please read the discussions here and record your thoughts here. Cheers-- (talk) 19:05, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was moved. --BDD (talk) 16:36, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Social Security (Australia)Social security in Australia – The scheme in Australia is not known by the proper name Social Security despite the name of the Social Security Act. The title should refer to "social security" (in lowercase) as a common name for the type of scheme instead. This is consistent with other articles where "Social Security" is not the formal name of the scheme. See also the antecedent discussion at Talk:Social Security. sroc 💬 12:22, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

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Totally out of date[edit]

The information about the specifics of programmes are out of date and do not reflect reality. Someone reading this page would have an inaccurate perception. I do not have enough domain knowledge to get this correct, though. (talk) 04:35, 28 February 2017 (UTC)