“They (Centrelink) are designed to give out money to people who are vulnerable but the way it’s set up discourages these people to be on the system” – Anonymous student caller
For many people, Centrelink payments are a lifeline. From individuals suffering with disabilities to students needing to pay their rent, Centrelink does not discriminate.
Despite this, many people in vulnerable positions are finding it increasingly difficult to get the government support they need to access day-to-day necessities.
Wavelength spoke to MS sufferer Sharni Parker and an anonymous student caller about their struggles with receiving Centrelink payments.
Air date: April 1, 2019
Reporters: Amila Dedovic and Arjuna Ganesan
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