Talking Point: Fair Work decision hits hardest where we’re already hurting – McKell Institute

Helen Polley citing The McKell Institute’s report into the Fair Work Commissions penalty rates decision for Tasmania’s The Mercury.  Extract The Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut penalty rates is a huge blow to the pay packets of Tasmania’s most vulnerable and lowest-paid workers. I don’t think anybody ever expected that the Fair Work Commission … [Read More] Talking Point: Fair Work decision hits hardest where we’re already hurting – McKell Institute

What a Difference a Month Makes, but Victoria Can Still do More to get Housing and Planning Right – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Katrina Raynor, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Transforming Housing Project, University of Melbourne and Carolyn Whitzman, Professor of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne. The need for more affordable housing close to public transport and services is acute in Melbourne. Inner Melbourne has experienced a 74% increase in rough sleeping in the past two years. This is … [Read More] What a Difference a Month Makes, but Victoria Can Still do More to get Housing and Planning Right – The Conversation

Preschool Education Australia, 2016 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Extract KEY FINDINGS This publication presents statistics on children enrolled in and attending a preschool program across Australia in 2016. The results are compiled from data collected through the National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection. Children enrolled in and attending preschool programs are disaggregated by various classifications including state/territory, indigenous status, Remoteness Areas and … [Read More] Preschool Education Australia, 2016 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

‘We Lost the House, We Lost Everything’: What dealing with financial stress looks like – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Dina Bowman, Principal Research Fellow, Work and Economic Security, Research & Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne Honorary Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne and Marcus Banks, Senior Research Fellow, Work & Economic Security, Research & Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St Laurence. Social policy and consumer finance researcher, School … [Read More] ‘We Lost the House, We Lost Everything’: What dealing with financial stress looks like – The Conversation

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