Roslyn Russell


Caught short: exploring the role of small, short-term loans in the lives of Australians

This report presents an insight into the role of small, short-term loans in the lives of Australians. This area of the financial services sector has been growing rapidly in Australia over the past two decades. Our research aim was to explore the main reasons for...
Working paper

Understanding financial wellbeing in times of insecurity

This paper provides a basis for a broader understanding of the factors that shape financial wellbeing and the capacity of individuals to experience economic security.

Saver Plus summary report

Now in its eighth year, Saver Plus has supported nearly 12,000 people to save over $6 million towards costs relating to participants’ vocational training or their children’s schooling. Research by RMIT, ANZ and the Brotherhood of St Laurence shows that 87 per cent of Saver...

Significance 2.0: a guide to assessing the significance of collections

Significance defines the meanings and values of a cultural heritage item or collection through research and analysis, and by assessment against a standard set of criteria. Significance 2.0 outlines the theory, practice and many applications of the concept of significance in collection management. It takes...

Saver Plus: saving for a better future

In this paper from the Transitions and Risk: New Directions in Social Policy conference, Roslyn Russell describes a pilot program developed by ANZ Bank and the BSL, aimed at assisting families on low-income to reach a savings goal - saving for their child's education -...