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Tax reform can no longer be avoided. Tax reform is essential to help resolve the serious Budget pressures facing federal and state governments which threaten essential benefits and services. We need it to underpin growth - in investment, living standards and jobs - at a...
Low-paid Australian families do not receive adequate financial support to meet the costs of their children, according to this report.
The current family payments system has some clear strengths and is relatively effective at addressing child poverty. While Australia’s family payment system is mostly...
Changes to the Family Tax Benefit from the 2009 federal budget will mean a loss of income for families who can least afford it, according to this factsheet, almost inevitably leading to an increase in child poverty.
The effects of this reduction in income...
ACOSS proposes reforms to family assistance payments estimated to cost $2.5 billion. Over one million families would benefit from the plan which. is designed to ease financial hardship, help families with young children juggle jobs and care, and reduce poverty traps.
ACOSS' Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Committee regarding the Social Security Amendment (Fair Incentives to Work) Bill (2012). This submission mainly addresses Schedule 1, as we recommend that Schedule 2 (liquid assets test) be passed. ACOSS was also a signatory to a request for...