Briefing paper

An avoidable catastrophe: pandemic job losses in higher education and their consequences

Eighteen months after Australia's borders were first closed, things are getting worse for universities, not better. This research confirms that tertiary education has been hit by bigger job losses this year than any other non-agricultural sector in the economy.
Report

What happened to people who left the benefit system during the year ended 30 June 2019

This report examines employment and other outcomes for people in the 12 months after they stopped receiving social welfare income support.
Report

Australian Disability Employment Service outcomes in 2020: effects of COVID-19 restrictions

One important way Australians with disability are supported to find and retain a job is through a Disability Employment Service (DES). By tracking employment outcomes, month by month, through the pandemic, this report assesses how people with disability who use DESs were faring this year...
Data portal

JobSeeker recipients by NSW electorate (Jul 2021)

The NSW Parliamentary Research Service has published this set of interactive tables and graphs showing July 2021 JobSeeker data for NSW and all 93 NSW electorates.
Data portal

Visualising NSW Electorates: JobSeeker recipients (Jun 2021)

This interactive map shows the number of JobSeeker Payment and Youth Allowance (Other) recipients for June 2021, and the change since June 2020.
Submission

Submission by the Whitlam Institute for the Inquiry into the purpose, intent and adequacy of the Disability Support Pension

This submission is based on evidence collected as part of the E. G. Whitlam Fellowship, undertaken by Louise St Guillaume, and presented to the Inquiry into the Adequacy of Newstart Allowance in 2019.
Report

Newstart, poverty, disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

This research shows it is often an experience of poverty, with disability exacerbated by an inability to afford essential medical items or appointments or the need to meet obligations to retain Newstart.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Scott Morrison says the unemployment benefit is at the same level that prevailed during the Howard era. Is he correct?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed that a $50 fortnightly increase to the unemployment benefit would take the payment, when expressed as a proportion of the minimum wage, back to where it sat during the period of the Howard Government. He said this would bring the...
Briefing paper

2021 Federal Budget: CSI budget response

The Centre for Social Impacts' response to the 2021 Federal Budget discusses how the key changes presented are likely to have an impact, both positive and negative, on different social issues around Australia.
Discussion paper

Opportunity lost: half a million Australians in poverty without the coronavirus supplement

This paper argues that Australia has the means to ensure that those who find themselves unemployed are not forced into poverty. The rate of Jobseeker should be set at a rate that guarantees that no Australian, and especially no child, lives in poverty.