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Use and administration of wage subsidies

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s arrangements in administering wage subsidies linked to employment programs.
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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.
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Social security and time use during COVID-19

This study used an online survey to examine how people receiving social security payments used the $550 Coronavirus Supplement (‘the Supplement’) and their time as a result of the temporary suspension of mutual obligations. The research indicates a substantial gap between Australian Government policy, policy...
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Estimating the economic impacts of lowering current levels of income support payments

This analysis, by Deloitte Access Economics, suggests that the federal government's planned cuts to the coronavirus supplement for people on JobSeeker, Youth Allowance and parenting payments could see the economy lose $31.3 billion and 145,000 full-time jobs over the next two years.
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COVID-19 JobKeeper and JobSeeker impacts on poverty and housing stress under current and alternative economic and policy scenarios

The modelling in this paper highlights that the pre-COVID-19 social security system would not have been able to adequately respond to the huge negative economic shock generated by COVID and associated job loss. Poverty rates and housing stress are lower than they otherwise would have...