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Dropping Off the Edge 2021: persistent and multilayered disadvantage in Australia

For more than 20 years, Jesuit Social Services has collaborated with researchers to examine complex disadvantage in communities around the country, releasing a series of reports now generally known as 'Dropping off the Edge.' This year's report, the fifth in the series, builds an unparalleled...
Policy report

How does the budget affect us? Independent modelling of Federal Budget 2020-21

NATSEM undertakes independent and impartial research that contributes to policy design and analysis. Their work includes models that show how policy scenarios shape tax and welfare payments. This report is based on the STINMOD+ tax and transfer microsimulation model, which is used to estimate the...
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Inequalities in standards of living: evidence for improved income support for people with disability

It is now thirteen years since the welfare-to-work change to the Disability Support Pension (DSP) was first introduced in 2006. While the DSP remains the main social security payment for working-aged individuals with disability, the evidence base on the impact of policy changes to the...
Policy report

NATSEM modelling shows electorates with the highest rates of housing stress, poverty and inequality

In this policy note, and for the first time, levels of housing stress, poverty and income inequality have been modelled on the new Federal Electorate boundaries.
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Every suburb, every town: poverty in Victoria

VCOSS and NATSEM have launched this major report and online mapping project, providing new data and analysis. Poverty data for Victoria has been broken down, allowing policy makers to better target the needs of people in different places.