This report is the first in a new five year partnership between the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to reduce poverty and inequality in Australia.
This report outlines the findings from an independent, longitudinal analysis, examining the changes in the scale and nature of homelessness in Australia, as well as how social, economic and policy drivers influence these changes.
The latest estimates of the costs of raising children in Australia show costs have risen substantially over the last two decades, due to changing community expectations of what children need to live a healthy life.
Family Services Minister Mal Brough wants to withhold up to 40per cent of the welfare cash paid to problem families and to divert it into paying their rent, food and utility bills. The aim is to stop neglectful parents spending benefit payments on booze...