Accessing the internet is no longer a luxury. It is an essential service. Australians now rely on internet access for work, education, paying bills and managing their money, healthcare, information in an emergency, social and community connection.
The Poverty Premium looks at six key living costs and finds that people are penalised if they can’t afford to buy groceries in bulk, pay costs annually instead of monthly, or upgrade to a more efficient car.
Anglicare Australia has released the Living Costs Index, an analysis which compares the incomes for three household types against essential living costs such as rent, food, and transport. This edition covers households on the minimum wage.
Anglicare Australia has released Left Behind, a paper showing that the planned Stage 3 Tax Cuts will go to highest income earners in the country and leave behind regional, rural, and disadvantaged areas.
This paper explores how and whether Commonwealth Rent Assistance is delivering on its aim, which is to alleviate rental stress for people on the lowest incomes. The paper is released in the wake of the 2023 Report on Government Services, which shows that the cost of rent assistance has grown to $4.9 billion per year.
As part of Anti-Poverty Week, Anglicare Australia has released a report showing that demand is surging for help with food, rent and bills. Nothing Left to Give surveyed Anglicare Australia’s Emergency Relief services.
Ahead of the Federal Election, Anglicare Australia has released five bold ideas for candidates and parties. Anglicare Australia is calling for a basic income; a jobs guarantee; a community climate fund; a home for every Australian; and a people’s inquiry into Covid-19.
With vaccination rates steadily climbing across the country, governments are announcing their plans for a long-awaited reopening and shift to COVID-normal. OThis paper calls on the government to begin planning in five key areas.
Research from Anglicare Australia shows renters are facing a crisis as eviction moratoriums and rent deferrals end. This follows the release of a dramatic survey of Anglicare Australia member agencies.