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The Poverty Wars by Peter Saunders UNSW Press, 2005, 158 pages, $19.95
Reviewed by Ann Nevile
PETER G. SAUNDERS, of the Social Policy Research Centre, is clearly frustrated by current debates about poverty in Australia and his book, The Poverty Wars , is...
While welcoming the changes to make some exempt from losses in income and activity requirements, this submission highlights the many flaws in the welfare to work legislation.
Denise Meredyth, Liza Hopkins and Scott Ewing summarise a four year study of the effects on 800 low-income and multiethnic households of access to free networked computers, training and information resources. Patterns of use show that the benefits of the wired community initiative include the...
This report says we should welcome the gradual erosion of the mass welfare state by the move to self-funded benefits and services. Peter Saunders identifies strong economic arguments in favour of self-funding: it is more efficient, it strengthens incentives and it helps reduce the mounting...
A recent St Vincent de Paul Society report claimed income inequality in Australia is dramatically widening. Peter Saunders suggested the report was grossly exaggerated. The authors of the report responded by telling the CIS to take a Bex and have a lie down. But Saunders...
The St Vincent de Paul Society's recent paper, The Reality of Income Inequality in Australia, warns of Australia's 'current headlong dash into the chasm of inequality'. In his response Peter Saunders shows this claim is grossly exaggerated. The Vinnies' report argues that there has been...
Proposed changes to the Disability Support Pension would increase hardship for 120,000 people with disabilities, according to this report, without significantly reducing the number of people on social security. The report expresses support for the government's goal of increasing workforce participation for people with disabilities,...
Peter Saunders analyses how the welfare state might be transformed to give ordinary people more control over key areas of their lives which are currently managed for them by the government. Saunders demonstates that, to a large extent, we no longer need the welfare state....
This research aims to fill a number of gaps in understanding the public housing urban renewal process in New South Wales.