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Minister for Social Services Christian Porter has released a new plan for social service spending to reduce the dependency of at-risk groups on welfare support.  Pro Bono Australia notes that community organisations are raising concerns. 

CEO of St Vincent de Paul Society Dr John Falzon observed that government had the "wrong starting point" for assessing welfare dependency.  "We are beginning from a false assumption that unemployment is a personal choice, that poverty is a behavioural rule or structural or social issue."