Income support

Media release

COVID-19 support for Canberrans facing homelessness or domestic and family violence

Today the ACT Government announced the details of $3 million in funding to provide support for people facing homelessness or domestic and family violence arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: Support for people facing homelessness or domestic and family violence Initiative: Funding for service providers...
Media release

Economic stimulus package: Prime Minister of Australia

The Morrison Government has today announced a $17.6 billion economic plan to keep Australians in jobs, keep businesses in business and support households and the Australian economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus. Initiative: Stimulus payments...
Media release

$130 billion JobKeeper payment to keep Australians in a job

The Morrison Government will provide a historic wage subsidy to around 6 million workers who will receive a flat payment of $1,500 per fortnight through their employer, before tax. Initiative: Income support partner pay income test Initiative: JobKeeper wage subsidy
Media release

$7.8 million cash boost to help with cost of living

Up to 11,000 South Australians will receive a once-off $500 cash boost to help ease cost of living pressures as part of the Marshall Liberal Government's $1 billion stimulus package in response to COVID-19. Initiative: Up to 11,000 South Australians will receive a once-off $500...
Working paper

Reclaiming social security for a just future: a principled approach to reform

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...

In limbo: exploring income and housing barriers for reunifying Tasmanian families

This report looks at the nature and extent of income and housing challenges faced by Tasmanian families who have had their children removed by Child Safety Services.
Discussion paper

Job creation and income support in remote Indigenous Australia: moving forward with a better system

The Community Development Programme (CDP) is a remote-area Work for the Dole scheme that principally affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The program is billed by the government as 'helping people find work, and allowing them to contribute to their communities and gain skills...