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Brotherhood of St Laurence

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Brotherhood of St Laurence

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03 Nov 2017

This paper explores the scale of problems arising from uninsured motorists on Australian roads by estimating a number of specific costs that can be linked directly to vehicle insurance being a choice rather than an obligation. The Brotherhood does not claim the costs are...

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31 Aug 2017

Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers is an employment program for asylum seekers with bridging visas living in Melbourne. Supported by a private philanthropist, the Brotherhood of St Laurence program aims to assist asylum seekers to get into (and stay in) the workforce. The program also works...

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15 Jul 2017

In a changing employment and budgetary context, there is renewed interest in the concept of a basic income – a form of social security in which individuals receive a regular, often unconditional payment from either government or a public institution. This working paper examines the purpose and...

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30 Apr 2017

This paper provides a basis for a broader understanding of the factors that shape financial wellbeing and the capacity of individuals to experience economic security.

In Australia inequality is increasing, wage growth has stagnated, underemployment rates are high and rising, housing is...

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27 Mar 2017

Increasingly, unemployment rates tell only part of the story of young people’s jobs challenge. Underemployment, at 18 per cent of the nation’s youth labour force, is the highest in the 40 years since the ABS count officially began. And unemployment – at 13.5 per cent for 15–24 year olds – has...

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21 Nov 2016

The youth unemployment rate of 12.8% (trend rate) for October remains much higher than the rates before the global financial crisis – which were below 9%  – according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The rate has climbed steadily from the year’s low of 12.2% in January 2016. More...

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07 Nov 2016

Community aged care services in Australia are undergoing major change. With the introduction of Consumer Directed Care (CDC), older adults who are eligible for assistance have control over spending their individual budget on services and can choose a service provider in an open, competitive...

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23 May 2016

Australia’s approach to providing care for older adults living at home has recently undergone radical change, under the banner of Consumer Directed Care. Aged care clients now have individual choice and control of their government-subsidised Home Care Packages. An action research study was...

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16 Mar 2016

Maps unemployment 'hotspots' for those aged 15 to 24 across Australia – with some regions grappling with rates above 20 per cent.

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The report card on youth unemployment in Australia is mixed: there has been improvement in the overall rate but this also masks...

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24 Dec 2015

As energy prices in Australia have risen, so has concern about the impact on people’s wellbeing. This Brotherhood of St Laurence study considers how to define and measure the extent of fuel poverty in Australia, comparing results based on income and energy expenditure with results based on...

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27 Mar 2017

Increasingly, unemployment rates tell only part of the story of young people’s jobs challenge. Underemployment, at 18 per cent of the nation’s youth labour force, is the highest in the 40 years since the ABS count officially began. And unemployment – at 13.5 per cent for 15–24 year olds – has...

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21 Nov 2016

The youth unemployment rate of 12.8% (trend rate) for October remains much higher than the rates before the global financial crisis – which were below 9%  – according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The rate has climbed steadily from the year’s low of 12.2% in January 2016. More...

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16 Mar 2016

Maps unemployment 'hotspots' for those aged 15 to 24 across Australia – with some regions grappling with rates above 20 per cent.

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The report card on youth unemployment in Australia is mixed: there has been improvement in the overall rate but this also masks...

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09 Nov 2015

The tremors of the global financial crisis, and its enduring impact on youth unemployment rates in Australia, have been felt differently by the nation’s young men and young women.

Both groups have been under intense pressure in their job search: the unemployment rate for youth aged 15 to...

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02 Mar 2015

Amid a steady rise in the overall unemployment rate, Australia’s youth continue to bear the brunt. This snapshot, using ABS data, shows that youth unemployment has remained much higher than the overall unemployment rate and the probability of finding a job has not improved since the global...

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01 Sep 2014

Young Australians are more likely to be underemployed - to have some work but want more hours - than at any time in the last 36 years. Analysis of ABS data  indicates that more than 580,000 young people are either underemployed or unemployed. Young people in the workforce are more likely to be...

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28 Feb 2003

Despite the 'housing boom', Australia has experienced a continuing decline in the stock of affordable housing and is facing a housing affordability crisis. Nationally there is an estimated shortage of 150,000 units of affordable housing. There are approximately a quarter of a million people...

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17 Dec 2002

Previous issues of the Brotherhood's Changing Pressures bulletin have examined the effect of policy changes on various disadvantaged groups in Australia, giving voice to the people most affected. This bulletin looks at how Australia treats asylum seekers, through the eyes of 40 people...

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