Brotherhood of St Laurence

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Councils as employers of choice

This paper draws on a review of Australian and international literature on disability employment and social procurement. Government publications examining public procurement as a policy response to unemployment, as well as reports produced by social procurement intermediary organisations both in Australia and internationally, were also...
Report

Who gets what where

This paper outlines numerous employment programs that are funded by the Australian and state governments and are open to young people (at July 2019). It shows the scope and focus of government investment, as well as some limitations.
Working paper

Economic dignity and financial capabilities: connecting principles and concepts

Australians are living in increasingly financialised times. Their financial choices are often constrained by their economic, social and political context. This paper develops the concept of economic dignity as a guiding principle to develop a fuller understanding of financial capability that recognises those contexts.
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Economic security and dignity: a financial wellbeing framework

This paper proposes a financial wellbeing framework that recognises the drivers, impacts and experience of economic insecurity, and is based on the concept of economic dignity.
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Towards a just future: reimagining social and economic policy

Former Federal Minister Jenny Macklin has been at the frontline of social policy debates for more than three decades. She presented our 2019 Sambell Oration.