If we look through a trauma-informed lens, measures aimed at controlling welfare recipients appear likely to do more harm than good.
Unaffordable home loans, poor financial advice and unmanageable consumer credit may have serious consequences for many Australians, beyond bankruptcy and debt.
Across medicine, business and government, there’s no simpler or more powerful tool for finding out what works than a randomised experiment.
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.
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.
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.
Australia has record levels of supply of new properties but despite various government interventions, housing still remains unaffordable for many.
Effective cross-sector collaboration and joint working among practitioners remains a Holy Grail that continues to elude us within health care.
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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