Reforming electricity concessions to better meet need
Despite existing financial assistance for almost three million households, many people in Australia still cannot afford to pay for the energy they need. This report looks at what is required to deliver effective energy concessions, summarises the research findings, and makes a series of recommendations.
Social justice stocktake: taking stock of our communities - national report
In late 2021, the Salvation Army did a nationwide Social Justice Stocktake to get to the heart of what people were seeing in their local communities. From there, they built a map of social justice priorities across Australia. Instead of just providing the findings, this...
Feeling the pinch
This report provides an insight into the struggles and difficulties many Australians face trying to meet rising energy prices, pay the rent and feed their families. ESIS respondents are certainly feeling the pinch and facing unprecedented hardships.
The hard road
This new survey of 1380 Salvation Army clients across the nation paints a very bleak picture of what life is like for a huge number of struggling Australians.
Healthy communities - better for everyone
In a healthy community, no-one would get stuck facing long-term disadvantage. We are all challenged by life’s ‘ups’ and ‘downs’, but for some people the ‘downs’ are much deeper and longer lasting. Early, intergenerational and locational disadvantages constrain opportunities and limit social mobility. This isn’t...