Organisation

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Report

Changing children’s trajectories: results of the HIPPY longitudinal study

This report provides an overview of a comprehensive study which investigated the impact of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY).
Report

Transforming employment aspirations: results of the HIPPY tutors study

By enlisting and supporting parents as tutors, the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) creates a transitional labour market that helps these parents develop their goals and improve their job opportunities.
Report

Everyone counts: uncovering patterns of Newstart Allowance

This analysis of administrative social security data aimed to gain a clearer understanding of income volatility in Australia. The focus is on unemployed and underemployed Australians who received Newstart Allowance — a group of individuals highly exposed to the risks of financial insecurity.
Working paper

Safety net to poverty trap? The twentieth-century origins of Australia’s uneven social security system

Tracing the history of Australia’s social security system helps us to consider what reforms are needed for the present day. This paper explores how our social security system has developed over more than 100 years since Federation, and why it is no longer suitable for...
Report

Trampolines not traps

This paper draws on policy analysis and interviews with 27 Victorian women to propose a multidimensional framework for understanding and achieving economic security for low-income single mothers and their children.