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.
Australia is in the midst of a major reform to the way the income support system is delivered. This research explores the lived experiences of accessing and interacting with Centrelink, how this affects people's lives and what improvements they would like to see.
The long-run worsening of Australia’s housing affordability problems are especially concentrated in our cities. Underlying any policy solutions proposed by governments, is a pressing need to understand who has unaffordable housing, and how they are affected. We have previously proposed that the most widely used...
This paper briefly touches on state-based and cosmopolitan theories of international distributive justice, before considering whether we need to unpack the very concept of the country, nation-state, or government to achieve the transnational provision of public goods and redistribution between rich and poor.
This paper uses data from the 2006, 2011 and 2016 censuses to analyse the distribution of income within the Indigenous population, and between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Particular attention is given to geographic variation in Indigenous income, poverty and inequality.
This paper looks at growing extreme wealth, and those who work but live in poverty. It explores why this is happening, and gives recommendations on how it can be fixed.
To understand why people on low incomes do or do not take out insurance we need to understand their overall financial circumstances and the multiple risks they face.
Highlights key changes and identifies themes in the continued and systematic reduction of social welfare and income support for children in New Zealand since 2008.
Reports on the current situation for tamariki Māori (New Zealand Māori children) with particular focus on social and economic conditions.
Evidence shows that reducing poverty leads to better health, education and employment outcomes for children, even if they have equal access to health and education.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has released this report that shows Australia is at risk of becoming an Americanised society of working poor if people are not given a pay rise.
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 examines ten years of primary aid for trade data and programming, and its impact on poverty reduction and inclusive growth. The report also considers how these emerging global trends can inform Australia’s own aid for trade agenda.
This article briefly discusses the nature and measurement of poverty in developed countries, outlines the main trends in poverty rates in New Zealand over recent decades, comments on why poverty matters, and assesses recent government policy changes
This resource suggests that there are a wide range of financial and non-financial barriers limiting the ability of lower income households to address energy deprivation.
In this report, NCOSS spoke to people and families doing it tough across NSW, hearing from people living below the poverty line on their experience and what would make a real difference for them.