Helping households in debt

Much like Australia, household debt is increasing in the United Kingdom. This report examines how the financial impacts of COVID-19 may affect people in different demographic groups and regions, and explores experiences of debt and household finance before and during the pandemic.

Australia's community sector and COVID-19

The Australian community sector survey on which this publication is based was conducted during July 2020, at a time during which the sector was grappling with significant health, social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated changes in policy and service delivery.

Inequality in Australia 2020 - part 1: overview

This report includes a preliminary analysis of the likely impact of COVID-19, the associated ‘lockdowns’, and government income support measures on income inequality.

Transforming the economy after COVID–19

In this paper, the authors argue for an investment-led economic recovery, focused on job-creation and creating opportunity across the country, decarbonisation and restoring nature, and tackling inequality.

The decades of disruption: new social risks and the future of the welfare state

A number of major disruptive forces will transform life in the United Kingdom and globally in the 2020s and beyond, creating a new set of social risks.

Billionaire bonanza 2020

In this report, the authors show how billionaire wealth has grown astoundingly over the last few decades — and, for some “pandemic profiteers,” even more dramatically since the COVID-19 crisis.
Position paper

Principles for a policy response to COVID-19

None of the principles outlined in this document are designed to generate specific, individual policy responses. They are intended instead to act as a set of criteria by which such proposals for such responses can be judged and debate initiated.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does the data show that income inequality has fallen?

Treasurer Scott Morrison claims data shows that according to the accepted international definition of inequality, it has not worsened, it has actually improved.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does the gap between rich and poor affect a country's growth?

Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek claims OECD data shows that the larger the difference between rich and poor countries, the less likely a nation's growth will be strong.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Do the world's 62 richest people hold the same wealth as the poorest 50 per cent?

Oxfam Australia CEO Helen Szoke claims the inequality gap between the rich and poor is widening faster than previously thought.