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.
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.
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 issues paper asks whether the the Cashless Debit Card trial is achieving its stated objectives.
This paper develops a theoretical model of fiscal equalisation and uses the model to derive an optimal equalisation formula that has general applicability for federations.
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.
This article considers the setting and adequacy of the level of the living wage in New Zealand and suggests changes in the way the rate is calculated.
This paper is a reference tool for those needing to locate specific changes quickly and place them in their chronological context, rather than a definitive history of income support for student in Australia.
This brief draws mainly on OECD data from 1980-2014 and on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data about social security payments to households.
This report is structured to follow the process of raising and resolving an Online Compliance Intervention (OCI) purported debt to understand the challenges faced by debt-letter recipients in resolving the issues.