Long delays have left 86% of council tenants who are testing the government's flagship new benefit in debt, according to new research.
A group of community members in South Australia want to stop the roll out of a cashless welfare card.
The idea of a regular cash payment to all adults will feature prominently in the Greens' election campaign.
A new ad from the Romney campaign hits President Obama for changes to the Clinton welfare reform law. As a state senator in Chicago, Obama often voiced opposition to the bill.