Category Archives: Welfare

UK parliamentary committee releases report on local welfare safety net

The House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee in the United Kingdom have published the report, The local welfare safety net (PDF 1.4MB). The scope of the inquiry was for the committee to examine, “the interaction between the national benefits system … Continue reading

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ANAO report released on Disability Support Pension

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released the report, Qualifying for the Disability Support Pension (PDF 2.3MB). The audit objective was to “assess the Department of Social Security (DSS) and Department of Human Services (DHS) administration of Disability Support Pension (DSP) … Continue reading

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DWP publishes report on progress of Universal Credit

The UK Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published the report, Universal Credit at work (PDF 750kb). The report found that Universal Credit had led to better outcomes for claimants and employers.

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UK Government releases second response to Personal Independent Payment independent review

The UK Government has published the document, Government’s second response to the Independent Review of the Personal Independence Payment Assessment (PDF 590kb). The response, “relates to the medium and long term recommendations contained in the review” as well as providing … Continue reading

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UK DWP issues media release outlining priorities post Spending Review

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has issued the media release, Department for Work and Pensions’ settlement at the Spending Review, which outlines the departmental priorities and budget following the Spending Review.

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Australian Department of Employment releases Work for the Dole evaluation report

The Department of Employment has published the report, Evaluation of Work for the Dole, 2014-2015 (PDF 1.8MB). “The results and analysis presented in this report is guided by an Evaluation Framework for the overarching project, agreed to with the Australian … Continue reading

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Building digital skills in Seattle focus of new report

The report, Building and advancing digital skills to support Seattle’s economic future (PDF 190kb) published by the Brookings Institute, reports the findings of a workshop which examined how to, “address Seattle’s digital skills gap.”    

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Australian report examines school transitions for vulnerable young people

A report entitled, School transitions for vulnerable young people : re-engaging students through local initiatives (PDF 11MB) has been published by The Victoria Institute for Education. The report examines, “approaches to support primary to secondary school transitions and includes an audit and … Continue reading

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CAEPR releases paper on Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples

The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) has published a paper entitled, The changing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population : evidence from the 2006–11 Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset (PDF 930kb). “The aim of this paper is to use … Continue reading

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AIHW releases latest report on Australia’s welfare

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released the report, Australia’s welfare 2015 (PDF 10MB). The report, “provides a comprehensive overview of welfare services, workers, and expenditure in Australia, as well as detailed information on particular population groups … Continue reading

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