Welfare recipients

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1173635

Report

20 Feb 2018

The Disability Support Pension (DSP) represents a large component of social security spending for the Australian government. This report examines the factors underlying the recent decline in DSP expenditure, highlighting the impacts of changes in government policy.

Commentary

20 Feb 2018

Decent housing underpins the Closing the Gap goals, with a decade-long national remote housing program having made measurable progress. If the Commonwealth pulls out now, hard-won gains could be lost.

Briefing paper

2 Feb 2018

ACOSS has produced this briefing note on the cashless debit card trials, and why they should not be extended.

Commentary

15 Dec 2017

Governments have yet to create a coherent strategy to help the almost three million Australians providing informal care, writes Lesley Russell.

Report

14 Dec 2017

This report recommends that the Australian government immediately replace the current CDP compliance and penalty regime with obligations that are no more onerous than those of other income support recipients.

Audio program

7 Dec 2017

The Senate majority report on the cashless welfare card is "disappointing" as it does not reflect submissions, says researcher Elise Klein.

Working paper

4 Dec 2017

This paper focuses on the Cashless Debit Card trial in the East Kimberley, Western Australia. The card aims to restrict cash and purchases to curb alcohol consumption, illegal drug use and gambling.

Report

19 Oct 2017

Australia’s welfare 2017 is the 13th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This comprehensive report provides an authoritative overview of the well-being of Australians, examining a wide range of relevant topics.

Audio program

15 Oct 2017

The vision of the Ministry of Social Development is to help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent. But many beneficiaries are taking to social media to talk about its lack of humanity.

Working paper

11 Oct 2017

Research suggests that parental disadvantage may be more harmful to children’s later life outcomes if it is more strongly driven by circumstances rather than personal choice.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This article seeks to redress the lack of consideration of welfare matters in the context of admission to the legal profession.

Other text

15 Sep 2017

This issues paper asks whether the the Cashless Debit Card trial is achieving its stated objectives.

Discussion paper

12 Sep 2017

This discussion paper looks at the expansion of the 'ParentsNext' pre-employment program, aimed at reducing welfare dependency and child poverty, and to increase female employment participation.

Working paper

7 Sep 2017

This paper estimates an Inequality Deflator for the Australian economy, which represents the distributional trade-offs that exist within the current tax and transfer system.

Report

5 Sep 2017

This report examines changes in the cost of living over the past quarter and the past year in the Northern Territory, with a particular focus on cost of living pressures for vulnerable and disadvantaged Territorians.

Evaluation

1 Sep 2017

This report presents the final findings of the evaluation into the trial of a Cashless Debit Card (CDC) for income support payments (ISPs) in two remote communities.

Research report

23 Aug 2017

This project builds on previous Australian and recent international research to develop a set of budget standards for low-paid and unemployed Australians and their families.

Article

15 Aug 2017

A Universal Basic Income may be a good idea – but we will still need social security that works.

Research report

14 Aug 2017

The phenomenon of the rapidly growing cohort of American men who are out of work is not unique to the United States. Australia, it seems, has its own silent crisis in male employment.

Article

13 Aug 2017

Provides a commentary on the New Zealand criminal justice system's treatment of tax evasion compared with welfare fraud - in the context of reactions to Metiria Turei's admission of welfare fraud.