Dina Bowman from the Brotherhood’s Research and Policy Centre spoke with ABC Radio’s Nicole Chvastek about the report.Read More
Research finds one-in-eight adults and one-in-six children live in poverty in AustraliaRead More
Research finds Australian poverty rates still remain high despite economic growth.Read More
Four million Australians experienced food insecurity in the last 12 months, with the situation worsening in rural and regional communities.Read More
Report by UnitingCare finds one-in-six children live in poverty in AustraliaRead More
ACOSS research report finds ‘growing share of unemployed people were aged 45 and over (43 per cent) and a further 38 per cent were aged 25 to 44.’Read More
‘Our results show what would happen to both prosperity (the size of the pie) and fairness (how the pie is sliced up). ‘Read More
“When people with low incomes and wealth are left behind, they struggle to reach a socially acceptable standard and to participate in society. This causes divisions in our society,” Professor SaundersRead More
‘ACCC says consumers face a confusing and unfair market. Discounts are misleading and need to be made fairer; customers should be able to compare these against a benchmark rate’Read More
“The notion of people starving in Australia was pretty foreign to me until it happened to me”
the number of people on welfare is in decline and while there is an increase in the carers and aged pension cohort it is less than previously expected.'Read More
'New figures confirm that inequality has risen in Australia in recent decades, mainly fuelled by gains among the highest earners'.
University of New South Wales finds that ‘Newstart Allowance does not provide an adequate safety net for the unemployed, whatever their family status.'Read More
While the mature-age unemployment rate is low compared to youth unemployment, older people are more likely to remain unemployed. The low rate of Newstart Allowance means they are doing it tough.
“It’s clear, the figures show there remains a need for more investment in affordable housing for vulnerable groups in society.'
'Social workers and recipients found many payments were “too low to achieve a minimum standard of living'.
‘One quarter of people on Newstart have partial capacity to work, since successive governments have tightened access to the pension’Read More
New polling has suggested more than two-thirds of Australians support raising Newstart, with community groups and political advocates putting pressure on the major parties to support lifting the payment.
92% of respondents supported the statement “In Australia, no one should go without basic essentials like food, healthcare, transport and power.”Read More