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How COVID-19 is worsening digital inequality

Swinburne Centre for Social Impact Director, Professor Jo Barraket, and Research Fellow, Dr Chris Wilson, reflect on their research into digital inequality to show how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the millions of Australians who are not online and how smart policy could help them. Read more…

20/04/2020

https://www.ceda.com.au/Digital-hub/Blogs/CEDA-Blog/April-2020/How-COVID-19-is-worsening-digital-inequality


If the best form of welfare is a job: disrupting disadvantage through employment

Following the release of Disrupting disadvantage: setting the scene, CEDA is releasing a series of articles from leading thinkers in the field that explore different aspects of disadvantage in Australia. Anglicare WA Chief Executive Officer, Mark Glasson, explores ways we can improve employment outcomes to limit disadvantage.  Read more…

18/11/2019

https://www.ceda.com.au/Digital-hub/Blogs/CEDA-Blog/November-2019/If-the-best-form-of-welfare-is-a-job-disrupting-disadvantage-through-employment


Income inequality costs us all

When some members of society face financial hardship brought about by low income, there are flow-on effects across the whole community, writes WCOSS Chief Executive Officer, Louise Giolitto.  Read more…

20/04/2018

https://www.ceda.com.au/Digital-hub/Blogs/CEDA-Blog/April-2018/Income-inequality-costs-us-all


Low socioeconomic status increases levels of chronic disease

Rosemary Calder examines how geographical location aligns with risk factors for preventable chronic disease.  Read more…

20/04/2018

https://www.ceda.com.au/Digital-hub/Blogs/CEDA-Blog/April-2018/Low-socioeconomic-status-increases-levels-of-chronic-disease


New evidence to break the cycle of educational disadvantage

There is a clear link between low-socioeconomic status and poor education and employment outcomes. But it doesn't need to be this way according to research from the Smith Family. Head of Research and Advocacy, Anne Hampshire explains.   Read more…

20/04/2018

https://www.ceda.com.au/Digital-hub/Blogs/CEDA-Blog/April-2018/New-evidence-to-break-the-cycle-of-educational-disadvantage


Raising the Rate would boost economy

On the release of their Deloitte Access Economics report for ACOSS modelling the impact of a $75 per week increase in Newstart payments on the nation's economy, Ben Guttmann and Chris Richardson write such an increase would benefit the least well off in Australia and provide a boost to the economy.  Read more…

17/09/2018

https://www.ceda.com.au/Digital-hub/Blogs/CEDA-Blog/September-2018/Raising-the-Rate-would-boost-economy


To reduce inequality in Australian schools, make them less socially segregated

Contributing author to How unequal? Insights on inequality, Laura Perry writes educational inequality in Australia takes many forms and can stunt the potential of young people. She suggests early, targeted and intensive support to students as soon as they start to fall behind and making our schools more socially integrated are the keys to tackling underachievement.  Read more…

20/04/2018

https://www.ceda.com.au/Digital-hub/Blogs/CEDA-Blog/April-2018/To-reduce-inequality-in-Australian-schools,-make-them-less-socially-segregated


VET's role in mitigating disadvantage

Supporting disadvantaged students is central to the future of Vocational Education and Training in Australia, writes Kristen Osborne.  Read more…

20/04/2018

https://www.ceda.com.au/Digital-hub/Blogs/CEDA-Blog/April-2018/VET-s-role-in-mitigating-disadvantage


Young Australians and disadvantage: disrupting the cycle

Following the release of Disrupting disadvantage: setting the scene, CEDA is releasing a series of articles from leading thinkers in the field that explore different aspects of disadvantage in Australia. The Smith Family Head of Research and Advocacy, Anne Hampshire, discusses new ways of approaching disadvantage among young Australians that could help break the intergenerational cycle. Read more…

13/11/2019

https://www.ceda.com.au/Digital-hub/Blogs/CEDA-Blog/November-2019/Young-Australians-and-disadvantage-disrupting-the-cycle


Human dignity the starting point for discussions on inequality

Fundamental ethical questions lie at the heart of questions we need to resolve around inequality, according to the Ethics Centre Executive Director, Dr Simon Longstaff AO. And, he said, the starting point for any discussion on inequality should be the basic presumption of the intrinsic dignity of every person. Read more…

27/04/2018

https://www.ceda.com.au/News-and-analysis/CEDA-Events/Human-dignity-the-starting-point-for-discussions-on-inequality