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ACOSS Info Papers

Imprint: Strawberry Hills, NSW; Australian Council of Social Service; 2008Extent: 38 p.ISSN: 1442-486XPublication Type: Report-SeriesSubjects: Social Sciences; Social services & public welfare; Social policy

Database: Families & Society Collection

Abstract: Over the past decade, the average incomes of Australian households have grown strongly, but many people on low fixed incomes have been left behind. There is public concern and debate about how they have been affected by increases in the cost of basic essentials. This report uses recent research, including previously unpublished data, to compare living standards and financial hardship among different groups of low income Australians, especially those receiving income support payments. It is a contribution to the public debate over the adequacy of these payments, and the design of a better social security system. It compares the living standards and well being of low income households within each of these groups using three yardsticks: deprivation of essential items (such as a decent and secure home and access to dental treatment), income poverty, and budget standards.

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Welfare to Work and Its Regional Effects

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Analysis of Waste in the Federal Budget

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Taxation, Fairness and Public Opinion

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Budget Waste and Well-off Welfare

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