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Gerard Brody


Strangers are calling! The experience of door to door sales in Melbourne's refugee communities

This report examines the impact of door-to-door sales practices on vulnerable consumers, including refugee communities, low-income families and public housing residents. By using the real life experiences of our clients at the Footscray Community Legal Centre ( Footscray CLC ), this report examines the social...

Saving: a simple solution to the fight against poverty

If we want to end poverty, we’ve got to start championing policies to build families’ assets, writes Gerard Brody.

Assets for all?

The authors of this report argue that Australia’s current asset-building policies largely support those who are already well off. Tax concessions on housing and superannuation in particular enable wealthier households to further accumulate assets while doing little for poorer families. Significant reform of the tax...