As most undergrads would be aware, the recent changes to Youth Allowance has been a right royal pain. But judging by student comments over on Facebook, things appear to be back on track with some students reporting action on the cash front. If you’d like to know more, Centrelink has set up an Interactive Webcast [...]
The pollies in Canberra have finally dealt with the Youth Allowance Bill which will see more than 150 000 students receive Commonwealth Scholarships from April 1st (hopefully not a big April Fool’s Joke!) For more info go to Julia Gillard’s press release here and the interview with Ms Gillard on Radio National.
Meredith (who’s currently working on projects at Student Assist) just emailed a link to an article in The Australian about the Youth Allowance Bill hitting parliament again this week. Here’s the into par: AVERAGE bush families with university-age children would be harmed by the Coalition’s continued blocking of the Government’s upgraded student income Bill, Julia [...]
Students who are considering taking a gap year before commencing university should be aware that the current arrangements would change if the Government’s legislation is approved. However this won’t take place until Parliament sits again early in 2010. Students can monitor progress on the proposed changes to student income support by visiting www.deewr.gov.au/YouthAllowance. For information [...]