Organisation

Per Capita


Per Capita is an independent progressive think tank, dedicated to fighting inequality in Australia. They work to build a new vision for Australia based on fairness, shared prosperity, community and social justice.

Discussion paper

We’ve got your back: building a framework that protects us from precarity

This paper proposes is a complete reconfiguration of Australia's social security system - a reconfiguration that brings together an integrated policy framework with elements that would constitute a social guarantee in the face of the threats to social and economic security that have come to...
Report

Evidence-based policy analysis

Policies are often built ‘on the run’ as quick reactions to the political issue of the day, designed to capture the interest of the 24-hour news cycle or motivated by short-term political advantage. This report addresses the problem that policymaking in Australia is falling short...
Discussion paper

Austerity or prosperity? Policy options for resilience and recovery

The current crisis is an opportunity to reduce inequalities and inefficiencies in the economy, and to prepare us for the next phase of economic development. In this discussion paper, the authors look at some mechanisms for improving the equity and efficiency of stimulus spending.
Discussion paper

The case for a care-led recovery

Australia spends relatively little on the provision of care as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product, when compared to other developed nations with robust systems of care. Drawing on recent research from the UK, this paper argues that a stimulus investment in the care economy...
Briefing paper

At what cost? Getting back to Jobactive

This briefing provides an update on Per Capita's earlier estimates of the cost of Jobactive, given the significant increase in the number of unemployed people needing assistance, and reflects on how the system has adapted so far to the unforeseen surge in case numbers.