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.
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.
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.
The Senate majority report on the cashless welfare card is "disappointing" as it does not reflect submissions, says researcher Elise Klein.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This article seeks to redress the lack of consideration of welfare matters in the context of admission to the legal profession.
This issues paper asks whether the the Cashless Debit Card trial is achieving its stated objectives.
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.
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.
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.
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.