Category Archives: Welfare

Review of Australia’s Welfare System

The Australian Government released the Final Report into the review of Australia’s welfare system entitled, A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes. “The review’s purpose has been to identify how to make Australia’s welfare system fairer, more effective, … Continue reading

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Australian study on the cost of youth homelessness released

A report entitled, The cost of youth homelessness in Australia study. Snapshot report 1 (PDF 4.7MB) has been released. Described as, “the first national youth homelessness study of its kind in Australia”, the study aims to, “better inform policy makers and … Continue reading

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New report examines labour force partipation in the UK of those aged 50 and over

The International Longevity Centre – UK has released the report, The missing million : pathways back into employment (PDF 390kb). The report, “examines the paths that older people take as they seek re-employment, shedding light on these journeys and identifying … Continue reading

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ABS releases publication on psychological disability

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the publication, Psychological Disability, 2012.  The publication, “presents information from the 2012 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC). The SDAC is designed to measure the prevalence of disability in Australia, as well … Continue reading

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OECD releases preliminary version of social impact investment report

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the report, Social impact investment : building the evidence base (PDF 2.9mb). “This report provides a framework for assessing the social impact investment market and focuses on the need to … Continue reading

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NAO releases Universal Credit progress report

The National Audit Office (NAO) have released the report, Universal Credit : progress update (PDF 430kb). The NAO,  “concluded that it is too early to determine if the Department for Work & Pensions will achieve value for money in its implementation … Continue reading

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Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists releases report on affordability and mental health care

A report entitled, Keeping your head above water : affordability as a barrier to mental health care (PDF 280kb) has been released by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. “This is the first in a series of … Continue reading

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NSW government releases discussion paper on social housing

The New South Wales government has released the document, Social housing in NSW : a discussion paper for input and comment (PDF 1.2mb). The government’s “objective for the new social housing system is to provide a safety net for vulnerable … Continue reading

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Productivity Commission releases report on overcoming Indigenous disadvantage

The Australian Productivity Commission has released the report, Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage. Key indicators 2014. The report, “provides information about outcomes across a range of strategic areas such as early child development, education and training, healthy lives, economic participation, home environment, … Continue reading

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UK article announces projected date of Universal Credit roll-out

An article in Central Government News, written by Neil Merrett and entitled, IDS: Universal Credit roll-out could be complete by 2018, states “Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has told a parliamentary select committee that the Universal Credit benefit … Continue reading

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