Supporting the independent education community

Welfare Rights Centre


The IEU has a long-running affiliation with the Welfare Rights Centre.


Many members may be unaware of the services the centre can provide, both for workers and their families.


The Welfare Rights Centre (WRC) was founded in 1983, part of the general move towards community legal centres at that time. The WRC specialises in advice for people adversely affected by Centrelink decisions (they were especially busy during the so-called ‘Robodebt’ debacle) and best of all, it’s free.


The WRC website says it provides an invaluable service to “people about their social security rights, entitlements and obligations and assist people through the social security review and appeals system, including Centrelink internal review and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal”.




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