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...
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Child social exclusion, poverty and disadvantage in Australia

This report analyses the 2016 Census and other data using the Child Social Exclusion Index, to provide insight into the perspectives of children experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion in Australia.
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Underemployment among mature age workers in Australia

This paper explores the patterns of underemployment for mature aged workers in Australia, and seeks in particular to determine the principal factors that contribute to a heightened risk of underemployment. Abstract Underemployment is a serious and pervasive problem both in terms of its impact on...