Greg Marston

Policy report

Hidden costs: an independent study into income management in Australia

This report summarises preliminary findings from a national independent study into the ongoing expansion of income management (IM) in Australia. The study was funded by the Australian Research Council over a three-year period from 2018-2020.
Discussion paper

Can less work be more fair?

This paper is a collection of contributions from leading academics and social justice campaigners providing different perspectives on the ideas of shorter working hours and Universal Basic Income.

Welfare for some, illfare for others: the social policy agenda of the Abbott Government

In an essay titled ‘What is social policy’, Richard Titmuss wrote: ‘What is “welfare” for some groups may be “illfare" for others’. Titmuss was ahead of his time in urging political commentators and social policy researchers to consider the broad welfare landscape and the mechanisms...

System error: an analysis of Centrelink penalties and Job Network participation reports

In this report Sue Lackner and Greg Marston examine Centrelink breaching trends for the past three years and the incidence of Job Network participation reporting. While there has been a relative decline in the rate of Centrelink breaching over the past three years, the submission...