In 2017, the Bureau of Communications and Arts Research found that the affordability of communications services in Australia had improved overall. In general, consumers were getting better value as prices stayed the same or fell, while product inclusions (such as data) increased. This paper updates...
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...
Globalisation and labour productivity in the OECD: what are the implications for post-pandemic recovery and resilience?
The findings of the report can be used to measure the cost to labour productivity and living standards from the COVID-19 de-globalisation shock, as well as the costs and benefits of post-pandemic policy responses aimed at either decreasing or increasing international connectedness.
Despite impressive economic growth and poverty reduction, Indonesia’s food security still faces significant difficulties. To overcome these difficulties, policies that support rural development, improve agricultural incomes, lower food prices, increase nutritional diversity and encourage healthier eating patterns will be required.
This publication continues efforts by the ACOSS/UNSW Sydney Poverty and Inequality Partnership to fill the knowledge gap about the prevalence and profile of poverty in Australia. Utilising the latest data available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), it paints a picture of entrenched and...
This is the first of several papers from the Institute for Public Policy Research's (IPPR’s) Fairer Welfare programme which will answer the question: ‘what succeeds universal credit?’ This paper argues for greater investment in the social security system and for social security payments to be...
This article highlights the challenges for urban policy in adopting and adapting, rather than rejecting, a multi-dimensional concept of housing affordability and consequently, the importance of new ways of measuring urban housing affordability.
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) has developed this submission with input from two of our affiliates—Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) and Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA). A full list of recommendations is presented at the end of this submission.
Australia’s current social security system is ill equipped to respond to the technological, demographic, environmental and geopolitical challenges the country faces. In this paper, the authors propose five indivisible principles to underpin Australia’s social security system, so that it contributes to a just, fair and...
This report adopts a ‘climate equity’ approach to determine the practical measures Victoria should take to respond to climate change fairly.