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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.

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.

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.

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.

Budget vulnerabilities In The Media - Posted on 23 August 2017

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

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.

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.

NDIS shortfall may leave 225,000 without mental health services In The Media - Posted on 18 August 2017

Some people with mental illness may not pass through the rigorous NDIS application process.

The retirement system is failing carers In The Media - Posted on 18 August 2017

Australia's army of unknown carers deserve more credit in the retirement income debate.