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Residents reminded to take advantage of NDIS funding In The Media - Posted on 20 September 2017

Experts fear many rural and remote residents with disabilities will miss out on the NDIS.

Get a life: is paid work the be-all and end-all of modern living? In The Media - Posted on 19 September 2017

A presentation about the age of automation, the promise of more leisure time and what makes a 'good life' will launch Australia's pre-eminent conference on social policy at UNSW next week.

New budget standards show how inadequate Newstart has become In The Media - Posted on 25 August 2017

The level of Newstart Allowance for the unemployed is too low, writes Prof. Peter Saunders.

NDIS workforce troubles aired In The Media - Posted on 25 August 2017

The NDIS’s head agency provided pricing for clients that doesn't fully cover the cost of required support.

How much you really need to earn In The Media - Posted on 24 August 2017

A new UNSW study has revealed how much Australians really need to earn in order to enjoy a healthy standard of living.

New budget standards show Australia's social safety net is inadequate In The Media - Posted on 24 August 2017

Australian jobseekers relying on unemployment benefits cannot afford a basic standard of living, according to a new report, which is giving rise to calls from the social sector for an immediate increase to Newstart.

Newstart not enough to afford basic needs In The Media - Posted on 23 August 2017

Australians on unemployment benefits are falling far short of affording basic necessities week to week, a new analysis has found.

Report shows big increases in welfare payments needed to meet a basic standard of living In The Media - Posted on 23 August 2017

Exactly how much unemployed people and low paid workers need each week to live a decent life has been calculated.

Budget vulnerabilities In The Media - Posted on 23 August 2017

The panel discusses the minimum budget required for a healthy life in Australia.

Revealed: The minimum income for a healthy life and how the dole falls way short In The Media - Posted on 22 August 2017

Researchers from SPRC have put together, and costed, the baskets of goods and services different-sized families at these lower income levels would need to allow each individual – adult or child – to lead a fully healthy life.