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Looking at the Australian social security system through a trauma-informed lens

If we look through a trauma-informed lens, measures aimed at controlling welfare recipients appear likely to do more harm than good.

Losing wealth, health and life: how financial loss can have catastrophic...

Unaffordable home loans, poor financial advice and unmanageable consumer credit may have serious consequences for many Australians, beyond bankruptcy and debt.

Can randomised control trials deliver a more equal world, one coin...

Across medicine, business and government, there’s no simpler or more powerful tool for finding out what works than a randomised experiment.

The horror story of demand driving supply in a failed housing...

The Productivity Commission recommends moving toward a single system of financial assistance that can be accessed regardless of the type of housing a person chooses to live in.

With health assuming its rightful place in planning, here are 3...

Key aspects include environmental sustainability, pollution risks and liveable places. Being liveable means having access to healthy food, nearby employment and services, and opportunities for active lifestyles.

How fake assistance animals and their users are gaming the system...

Amid the confusion around the distinction between pets and disability assistance animals, faking and gaming also occur regularly, and there is a lack of understanding of when an animal is and is not legally protected.

England expects 40% of new housing developments will be affordable, why...

Australia has record levels of supply of new properties but despite various government interventions, housing still remains unaffordable for many.

Cross-sector collaboration and working: How much time do we have to...

Effective cross-sector collaboration and joint working among practitioners remains a Holy Grail that continues to elude us within health care.

Deaf Australia: Australian government signs off tender for a substandard National...

The Government now sees the NRS as a ‘safety-net’ rather than the equivalent phone service for consumers with disability as it has traditionally been.

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