Australian experiences of poverty: risk precarity and uncertainty during COVID-19
This report analyses the benefits and drawbacks of the policy changes that were put in place to address COVID-19 impacts. The report draws on the perspectives of those services supporting people experiencing poverty to examine the escalation of needs and compounded difficulties for people in...
In Home Care evaluation report
The revised In Home Care (IHC) program was introduced on 2 July 2018, as part of the Child Care Package. This is the final evaluation report for the IHC program, drawing on data collected about IHC up to February 2020.
Counting the costs: sustainable funding for the ACT community services sector
This report informs development of more sustainable models of resourcing for the community services sector in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
Material deprivation and social exclusion among young Australians: a child-focused approach
This report is the first of its kind to apply the deprivation approach to examine deprivation among young Australians using information provided by young people themselves. It builds on earlier projects that developed and applied the approach used here to adults.
Comparative perspectives on family day care: structure, regulation, and research gaps
This project reviewed policy and research about family day care and home-based childcare in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It examined the structure, funding and regulation of home-based child care and recent policy developments, investigating the implications for the accessibility, affordability and quality of...