Welfare events

Write the following events on cards or paper to post on the wall. Alternatively, download and print the welfare cards in the PDF. 

Date

 

Benefit or event

 

1908

Age and invalid pension

1912

Maternity allowance

1932

Financial assistance to states and territories for the unemployed

1941

Child endowment

1942

Widow’s pension

1943

Pension allowances

1943

Commonwealth Financial Assistance Scheme

1945

Unemployment and sickness benefits

1945

Commonwealth and State Housing Scheme

1946

Commonwealth Employment service

1951

Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme

1956

Supplementary Assistance

1939

Department of Social Security commenced

1947

Social Services Act

1946

Referendum on power of Commonwealth Government to provide welfare payments

Prior to 1901

Taxes imposed by each colony

1901

Formation of Commonwealth

1915

Introduction of personal income tax by Commonwealth Government

1942

Income tax paid solely to Commonwealth Government

2019

Welfare for unemployed, aged, students, people with disabilities, carers, sick, families etc.

 

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