Poverty is such a lonely word w. Kristin O’Connell

This podcast was recorded on the lands of the Dharawal, the palawa of lutruwita nation, and the Wurundjeri of Kulin nation. We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge the work of those in community today. This land was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded, Australia owes a debt that can never be repaid and must come to terms with the historic and ongoing genocide of the First Nations. There is no revolution without Treaties.

G’day voters, and welcome to 3 White Guys + Guest, a political podcast for a cynical nation.

Our plus guest today is anti-poverty activist and Communications Coordinator for the Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union, Kristin O’Connell.

We discuss the despicable state of welfare in Australia, poverty by policy, the campaign to raise the rate to #80aDay, cropaganda, and how to get away with swearing in a podcast. There’s a lot to digest, especially if you’re the leader of the Australian Labor Party.

Follow them on Twitter: @kristin8X and @ausunemployment

Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union

AUWU on Facebook

AUWU media

Resources

Revealed: see how some of Australia’s poorest areas will be hit when jobseeker supplement ends

New dole: one welfare payment for all in JobSeeker revamp

JOBSEEKER PAYMENT INCREASE: Treasurer hints at major announcement on future rate

Exclusive: Jobactive virus kickbacks top $500 million

Jobactive: 10 job agencies making profits as job seekers can’t get work during COVID

Adelaide jobseeker felt ‘powerless’ when disability employment staff came to his house

The payslip that proves Australians aren’t too lazy to do farm jobs

Fruit picking: Thousands of unemployed Australians take up harvest jobs

Backpackers reveal stories of sexual assault, exploitation while working on Australian farms

Cut to jobseeker payment estimated to cost Australian economy $31bn

Financial cliff arrives as millions have JobSeeker payments slashed

JobSeeker cuts will collapse social services system, ACOSS report says

Government accused of ‘plain cruelty’ over JobSeeker uncertainty

Mental health cost of welfare

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