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Financial stress

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Financial hardship
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Bouncing back: boosting young people’s financial wellbeing after the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging - with young people particularly affected. For policy-makers to get to grips with what appears to be a cost of living crisis for young people, this report recommends that the UK government makes tackling this issue an urgent priority.
Report

New vulnerable research

From April to September 2020, Good Shepherd commissioned Roy Morgan to investigate a group of working Australians that they have termed the ‘new vulnerable’. This report provides in-depth analysis of these people, and their experience of navigating support systems to address their needs arising from...
Policy report

COVID-19 and Australia's mental health: preventing pandemic distress through economic supports

This policy paper outlines how economic insecurity, unemployment, or concern about becoming unemployed, are key drivers of mental distress for all Australians.
Report

A fair go? Measuring Australia's progress in reducing disadvantage for people with disabilities, 2001-2016

The aim of this report is to build on this work by examining trends in the extent of disadvantage and inequality experienced by working age adults with disability in Australia between 2001 and 2016.
Report

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.
Fact sheet

Disadvantage facing young people with disability: what’s changed over time?

This fact sheet outlines the ways in which Australian young people with disability (aged 15 to 24 years) experience disadvantage in many areas of their lives.
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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.
Report

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.
Report

Investigation into how local councils respond to ratepayers in financial hardship

In recent years, the Victorian Ombudsman has heard concerns from ratepayers, financial counsellors and community lawyers about the way local councils treat people who cannot afford their council rates. This investigation focused on council hardship relief for homeowners (ratepayers who cannot pay rates on their...
Report

Financial stress and social security settings in Australia

This research finds that inadequate social security payments play a significant role in shaping poverty and financial stress trends in Australia. It also finds that it is possible to address these challenges by increasing the overall social security budget.