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The government's decision to slash Single Parent welfare payments down to the same amount as Newstart is causing outcry in the community from parents saying it just isn't enough. Fair Comment contributors Amelia Paxman and Ellie Freeman talk to a student, jobseeker, a single mother and an ex-jobseeker about life and survival on welfare payments.
Our story on the plight of Monte Carlo Caravan park residents facing eviction last year really struck a chord with our listeners. Fair Comment contributor Steven Riggall catches up with Michael Edridge, chair of the Monte Carlo Caravan Park Residents Association, to find out how the residents's ongoing battle to save their homes from a state government sale is progressing.
LINK: Save the Monte Carlo
A new experimental method called "Eradicat" is being developed to control the Australian feral cat population. Fair Comment contributor Heath Warren talks to Western Australian Bush Heritage Australia ecologist Matt Appleby, who is part of the team developing Eradicat, about how the new method could potentially see the reintroduction of protected and endangered species.
LINK: Bush Heritage Australia