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Luke Buckmaster

Guide

3 Mar 2017

Introduction

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is jointly governed and funded by the Australian, and participating state and territory governments. The NDIS is being introduced across Australia from July 2016, except...

Guide

1 Sep 2016

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. It is jointly governed and funded by the Australian and participating states and territory governments. The NDIS is being introduced across Australia from July 2016, except in Western Australia...

Research report

11 Nov 2014

Describes the current situation with regard to refugee entitlements to social security and other assistance.

Introduction In recent years a series of emails have been widely circulated throughout Australia claiming to describe the social security entitlements of refugees compared with those of other...

Research report

21 Oct 2013

This paper seeks to provide a guide to better understand: what is expertise, how to determine who are the relevant experts where it comes to the technical aspects of public policy debates, and how to go about choosing between competing expert claims.

Executive...

Research report

28 Sep 2012

This background note describes the current situation with regard to refugee entitlements to social security and other assistance.

In recent years a series of emails have been widely circulated throughout Australia claiming to describe the social security entitlements of refugees compared with those of...

Research report

1 May 2012

This background note outlines the available evidence in relation to income management in the Northern Territory, Cape York and Western Australia, and concludes that the evidence for or against it is inconclusive.

Income management (also known as ‘welfare quarantining’) refers to a policy under...

Research report

20 Mar 2012

This paper provides information on the relationship between income management and the Racial Discrimination Act and the issues that are likely to arise if this question comes before the Australian Human Rights Commission for determination.

Income management refers to a policy under which a...

Research report

18 Oct 2011

This digest explains the key features of the Clean Energy Bill.

The Government intends to provide financial assistance to low to middle income households and others, to compensate for the cost of living impact of the introduction of the carbon price on 1 July...

Research report

5 Jan 2011

This paper argues that paternalist policies may be considered justifiable under circumstances where high stakes decisions are involved, the decisions being made by individuals are irreversible and it is possible to identify failures in people’s reasoning.

It is further argued that if paternalist interventions...

Research report

15 Jan 2010

In recent years, a series of emails have been widely circulated throughout Australia claiming to describe the social security entitlements of refugees, compared with those of other Australian residents. A common claim in these emails is that refugees in Australia receive higher social...

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