Financial security

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Financial independence
NARROWER TERMS


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Return to the family safety net? Economic security as Life Chances participants turn 30

The findings in this report signal directions for policy development that will alleviate economic disadvantage and contribute to a fairer future for the Life Chances participants and their families, and all Australians.
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Losing traction: lessons in financial wellbeing from the COVID crisis

As Australia reopens, it is easy to feel that the worst of the COVID-19 crisis is over. However, this analysis suggests recovery for many will be slow, with ongoing struggles making ends meet.
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A brief reprieve? Financial wellbeing after the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns

This third paper in the 'Financial Lives in Uncertain Times' series explores trends in financial wellbeing during the fleeting period of recovery between the pandemic-related lockdowns of 2020 and 2021.
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Amplify Insights: financial wellbeing

This report calls for a coordinated response to address systemic factors that have created and continue to perpetuate financial hardship and poor financial wellbeing among Australians.
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State of the (older) nation 2021

This report on the experiences and views of Older Australians tells a story of an older generation often experiencing ageism, who less often perceive themselves as happy, healthy, financially secure or connected to community.
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Shocks and safety nets? Financial wellbeing during COVID-19

This paper explores the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and resulting policy responses on financial wellbeing.
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All in it together? Financial wellbeing before COVID-19

This report shows that financial wellbeing in Australia improved in the two years before the COVID-19 crisis, but not all groups experienced the same improvements.
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Everyone counts: uncovering patterns of Newstart Allowance

This analysis of administrative social security data aimed to gain a clearer understanding of income volatility in Australia. The focus is on unemployed and underemployed Australians who received Newstart Allowance — a group of individuals highly exposed to the risks of financial insecurity.
Policy report

Issues relating to the economic security for all Australian women – a white paper (June 2018) update

This white paper focuses on the latest data and research, with a focus on the key issues in gender financial equality. It has revamped and updated where necessary the recommendations from the 2018 white paper that attempted to set a framework for greater economic security...
Policy report

Hidden costs: an independent study into income management in Australia

This report summarises preliminary findings from a national independent study into the ongoing expansion of income management (IM) in Australia. The study was funded by the Australian Research Council over a three-year period from 2018-2020.
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Review of retirement income policies 2019

This report on the 2019 Review of Retirement Income Policies addresses the specific terms of reference set by the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The review raised a number of important issues in relation to New Zealanders’ wellbeing and financial independence in retirement, particularly...
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The liquidity trap: financial experience and inclusion in the liquid workforce

This report outlines how ‘liquid’ workers, such as gig economy workers and the self-employed, face greater barriers to financial inclusion compared to traditional workers. The report sets out a policy agenda to boost the financial security and inclusion of the liquid workforce.
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Millennial money: financial independence and well-being for the next generation

This two-part report, released during Canada’s Financial Literacy Month, is the culmination of a PPF project that sought to identify ways to improve the financial literacy of millennials. Millennials are now one quarter of the Canadian population and the most important consumer segment in Canada.
Policy report

Defining the concept of economic security for all women

This white paper brings together research and analysis of specific issues that feed into the overarching issues of economic and financial security for women.
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Rising inequality: an Australian reality

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has released this report that shows Australia is at risk of becoming an Americanised society of working poor if people are not given a pay rise.
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Social emergency lending: social emergency saving

This report proposes a new scheme, ‘Social Emergency Lending,’ to help Australian households under financial stress borrow money at very low interest rates.
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Australia's securities and derivatives sector: money laundering and terrorism financing risk assessment

Australia’s first risk assessment of the securities and derivatives sector has revealed how serious and organised criminals can, and have, exploited our financial system to engage in criminal activity.
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Evaluation of the Supported Decision Making Phase 2 (SDM2) project: final report

People with disability in NSW, who need help managing their finances, often lack support to make decisions about money. This evaluation shows that a funded agency is needed to help people take a more active part in deciding how to spend their money.
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Cashless convenience at the cost of privacy?

Australians are increasingly moving away from paying cash when they go shopping or eat out. But security experts are warning that the convenience of a cashless society comes with some serious privacy concerns. The more people use their cards the more their activity can be...
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Attitudes towards intergenerational support

This paper examines the views of Australians about the obligations of parents and their adult children concerning financial and accommodation support, and compares views of respondents according to selected demographic characteristics.