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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…


Low-skilled job seekers facing barriers to work

A recent study by Anglicare Australia into the job market for those facing the greatest barriers to work has found a shortage of low-skilled entry-level jobs with large numbers of candidates competing for each position. Kasy Chambers explains.  Read more…


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…


Debt for infrastructure not bad: Dr John Hewson AM

Australia could have an infrastructure revolution but needs to stop thinking all debt is bad, according to ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Professor and Chair, Dr John Hewson AM. Read more…


Technology remains the friend not foe of the worker

There have been plenty of predictions about the future of work; ranging from a 15-hour week to dystopian jobless woe. But so far, according to Productivity Commission Deputy Chair Karen Chester, all the soothsayers have got it wrong. Read more…


The race to embrace innovation

We’re now in what’s been calculated as a US$1.6 trillion per annum global innovation race, where the rate of investment in new technologies is increasing every year, Innovation and Science Australia Chair, Bill Ferris AC said at the CEDA New South Wales innovation and disruption event. Read more…