Time to target the real welfare drain

The Government’s proposed welfare review will likely look to root out ‘dole bludgers’ and ‘disability deadbeats’ but will ignore the biggest drain on the welfare coffers – the aged pension. Generous entitlements have pushed it to 10 per cent of the federal budget and it's growing.

The Conversation

Social services minister Kevin Andrews says a concern that the system is unsustainable is driving his review of welfare.

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