Category Archives: Welfare

AHURI bulletin reports on Australian research on entries and exits from homelessness

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute have published a research and policy bulletin entitled, Better understanding entries and exits from homelessness (PDF 365kb). Key findings included the fact that, “among disadvantaged Australians the risk of homelessness is higher among people with … Continue reading

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AIHW releases Health status and risk factors of Australians with disability report

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released the report, Health status and risk factors of Australians with disability 2007–08 and 2011–12 (PDF1.5MB). The report, “examines how health-related factors affect the health status of Australians with disability at … Continue reading

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US report examines access to technology for low income families

The report, Opportunity for all? technology and learning in low income families (PDF 650kb), presents the findings of a survey which examined inequalities of lower-income children and families in relation to Internet access and use of technology.

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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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