Category Archives: Welfare

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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Western Australian report documents views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth to improve policy and service delivery

The Western Australian Commissioner for Children and Young People has released the report, “”Listen to us” : using the views of WA and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people to improve policy and service delivery.” (PDF 6MB). … Continue reading

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New Australian report examines disadvantage

The report, Dropping off the edge 2015 : persistent communal disadvantage in Australia (PDF 2.3MB) published by Jesuit Social Services and Catholic Social Services Australia, examines areas in Australia which are subject to persistent and entrenched disadvantage.

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SSAC report recommends Universal Credit priorities for action

The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) in the United Kingdom has released the report, Universal Credit : priorities for action (PDF 260kb). The report makes a number of recommendations, “to help ensure the effective roll-out of the rest of the … Continue reading

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UK Government publishes response to digital skills report

The UK Government has published the document, The Government’s response to the House of Lord’s Select Committee Report on Digital Skills (PDF 315kb). The response repeated the government’s commitment to a number of digital initiatives which are to be delivered … Continue reading

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New research brief examines long-term services and supports for older Americans

The US Department of Health and Human Services Office Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation has published the research brief, Long-term services and supports for older Americans : risks and financing (PDF 265kb) The brief, “presents information … Continue reading

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UK Social Security Advisory Committee examines Universal Credit waiting days legislation

The Social Security Advisory Committee has released the report, The Universal Credit (Waiting Days) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015 No. 1362). Report by the Social Security Advisory Committee under Section 174(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 and statement … Continue reading

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NAO releases report on welfare reform

The National Audit Office (NAO) has released the report, Welfare reform : lessons learned (PDF 650kb). The NAO called on the Department for Work & Pensions to “improve how it manages change and anticipates risk” from “implementing its recent programme … Continue reading

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UK Social Security Advisory Committee releases report on localisation and social security

The Social Security Advisory Committee has released the occasional paper, Localisation and social security : a review (PDF 550kb). The report aims to, report on some of the initiatives to develop social security at a sub-national  and local level…” “The committee … Continue reading

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