Category Archives: Welfare

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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NAO publishes departmental overview report for the Department for Work and Pensions

The National Audit Office (NAO) have published a report, The performance of the Department for Work and Pensions 2013-14 (PDF 475kb). “The purpose of this report is to provide the Work & Pensions Select Committee with a summary of the … Continue reading

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Uk thinktank releases report on the Work Programme

Uk thinktank, Policy Exchange have released a report entitled, Work 2.0 : helping the hardest to help : targeted assistance, inventives and the Work Programme (PDF 2.4mb). The report, “provides a blueprint for how the Work Programme should be improved, … Continue reading

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DWP report on Fit for Work service published

The UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released the research report, Exploring future GP referral to Fit for Work (PDF 630kb). “The aim of this study was to provide an estimate of the likely proportion of eligible employees … Continue reading

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The Stronger Families in Australia research report published

The Australian Insistute of Family Studies (AIFS) have released the research report, The Stronger Families in Australia (SFIA) Study : Phase 2 (PDF 1.7MB). The report, “presents the results of Phase 2 of the Stronger Families in Australia (SFIA) study, … Continue reading

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UK government releases Universal Credit evaluation report

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have published the research report, Universal Credit pathfinder evaluation (PDF 350kb). “The Pathfinder Evaluation aimed to examine UC as delivered in the Pathfinder to assess what was working well, what needed to improve … Continue reading

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Mental Health Commission of New South Wales releases inaugural mental health report

The Mental Health Commission of New South Wales has released its inaugural report, Living well : putting people at the centre of mental health reform in NSW : a report (PDF 69MB). The report, “is a companion document to the … Continue reading

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