This publication is a policy and strategy blueprint for federal, state and territory governments, including for hospitals and health care, schools and universities, roads and trains, budgets and energy.
This survey explores how the new rate of JobSeeker and other allowances has affected people’s ability to cover essential costs like housing, bills, food, medicine and other vital expenses. The survey also explores how people feel about the federal government’s plan to return income support...
Per Capita's key recommendation in this report is that 'work for the dole' be disbanded and replaced with a genuine work experience program for people experiencing long term unemployment. A work experience program could be established through community economic regeneration grants for job creation projects.
This paper makes the case that future tranches of fiscal stimulus should target frontline Australian workers, especially those in retail, health services, public transport and cleaning. Not only is it a way of paying gratitude to their service during an unprecedented crisis, but also as...
Trends in social security receipt among Indigenous Australians: evidence from household surveys 1994–2015
This paper uses data from National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Surveys to examine trends in social security receipt among the Indigenous population between 1994 and 2014/15, as well as documenting the declining receipt of Community Development Employment Project (CDEP) wages.
This paper explores data from two early reports related to an evaluation of the trial of the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) roll-out in the Electoral Division of Hinkler, Queensland, which began in January 2019.
Cashless Debit Card baseline data collection in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay Region: qualitative findings
This report details the findings from a study examining Cashless Debit Card (CDC) use in the Bundaberg and Hervey Bay Region. Following a comprehensive stakeholder engagement strategy, in-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with 74 stakeholder representatives and 66 CDC participants across the Bundaberg and Hervey...
Adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payments in Australia
Evidence to this inquiry has made clear the need for major reform of the social security system to ensure the income support system provides an adequate safety net for working-age unemployed people and becomes a strong enabler for economic participation. It is timely and critical...
The JobKeeper scheme aims to provide financial assistance to those in danger of being laid off, and to assist business to stay afloat until more familiar economic and employment activity resumes. This paper addresses the question of how the JobKeeper program might be wound down...