This report explores people's responses to the financial impact of COVID-19 and their concerns about their current and future financial situations.
This research investigates the mental and economic wellbeing of landlords and tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. For landlords and tenants that have lost employment, had reduced income, or are seeking employment, the pandemic leaves a challenging financial situation for meeting rent or mortgage payments.
See how Australians' expectations and attitudes towards the COVID-19 pandemic are changing in real-time. This tracker showcases the full suite of information we have available from the beginning of the 'Taking the Pulse of the Nation' survey, highlighting how Australians are adapting to various changes...
The COVID-19 pandemic has halted economic activity worldwide, hurting firms and pushing many of them toward bankruptcy. This paper discusses four central issues that have emerged in the academic and policy debates related to business financing during the downturn.
The 100 Families WA COVID-19 report presents experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, its restrictions, and its early economic and social impacts among 158 family members in the study who completed a supplementary COVID-19 survey between May and July 2020.
The Essential Services Commission regularly collects data on the Victorian energy market. This report considers ordinary data from January to March 2020, and also includes more recent data collected on the impact of the coronavirus on energy consumers.
The Essential Services Commission researched customer experiences following regulatory reforms to the energy market.
Energy assistance report: tracking how Victoria's changing energy policies are impacting households in the state
This report provides insights on the impact of regulation and policy reform implemented by the Victorian government in relation to energy issues reported by callers to Consumer Action’s National Debt Helpline.
This fact sheet discusses how the key fiscal policy responses of the Australian federal and state governments have tried to address the impact of the pandemic on financial wellbeing.
Does retirement lead to life satisfaction? Causal evidence from Fixed Effect Instrumental Variable models
This paper presents robust evidence that retirement causally improves overall life satisfaction which is subsequently explained by improvements in satisfaction with one’s financial situation, free time, health, and participation in local community activities.