A SHOWDOWN is looming in federal parliament today over a $300 million Coalition youth allowance bill branded unconstitutional by the government.
Independent MPs will be under pressure over the bill, which would widen youth allowance eligibility for inner-regional students, when it is brought ... ...more
THE federal government has promised to review controversial changes to income support for regional university students.
They have promised to implement changes from the beginning of next year.
But the opposition says it's not prepared to wait and wants its proposal to overhaul the eligibilit... ...more
The Nationals Senator Fiona Nash has welcomed reports the Federal Government is backing down on changes to youth allowance payments to regional students.
Senator Nash has led a campaign to extend individual youth allowance to regional students who have missed out under changes introduced by the Gil... ...more
February 21, 2011 - 9:44AM
The federal government has promised to review controversial changes to income support for regional university students and implement changes from the beginning of 2012.
But the opposition says it's not prepared to wait and wants its proposal to overhau... ...more
19 Feb, 2011 04:00 AM
A BILL which has passed through Senate will make it easier for students to get an independent youth allowance.
Students in what are known as inner regional areas previously faced a tougher work test criteria to access independent youth allowance than those living in what ar... ...more
Youth Allowance Fight Continues (Rob Forgan)
Senate Inquiry into Youth Allowance (Border Watch)
"Street Sweeper" - "Do you think the changes to Youth Allowance, which make it harder for Mount Gambier students to access support for tertiary study will stop people attending university?"... ...more
From:The Daily Telegraph
February 17, 201
JULIA Gillard is facing a possible revolt from the key independents over her refusal to allow a Coalition Senate Bill extending the youth allowance to regional students to be voted on in the Lower House.
NSW independe... ...more
Prime Minister Julia Gillard faces a battle in her bid to prevent parliament passing a coalition draft law boosting regional student support.
The Senate has passed a bill, proposed by Nationals senator Fiona Nash, to make youth allowance more widely available to regional students.
The government s... ...more
BY LISA COX
11 Feb, 2011 07:53 AM
A BILL that would allow students in inner regional areas to work for just one year before they could receive youth allowance has been passed by the Senate.
The bill, which was introduced after an inquiry into new youth allowance legislation last year, passed th... ...more
11 February 2011 | 01:15:28 PM | Source: AAP
Prime Minister Julia Gillard is determined to block opposition legislation that would allow thousands more regional students to claim the Youth Allowance.
The bill, passed by the Senate on Thursday, has provoked a flurry of predic... ...more