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Social security and time use during COVID-19

This study used an online survey to examine how people receiving social security payments used the $550 Coronavirus Supplement (‘the Supplement’) and their time as a result of the temporary suspension of mutual obligations. The research indicates a substantial gap between Australian Government policy, policy...
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Mapping right-wing extremism in Victoria

This project responds to increasing right-wing extremism and anti-feminist sentiment in Victoria by mapping the social media activities of Victorian far-right extremists, including links with family violence, anti-feminist and other extremist sentiment.
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Debts and disappointment: mothers’ experiences of the child support system

Much has been written about the need for the child support system to be "fair" and that its cornerstone is the "best interest of the child". Examining these principles against the Australian system's current-day operation was the broad objective of this research project.
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Australia, poverty, and the Sustainable Development Goals: a response to the Australian government’s review of its progress on the SDGs

The Australian government recently delivered its first Voluntary National Review on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ASAP Oceania has coordinated experts on several aspects of poverty to write brief, accessible responses to what the government writes about poverty (understood in a broad, multi-dimensional sense)...