Anglicare Australia regularly makes formal submissions to public inquiries, drawing on the work of its member organisations and advocating for their clients.
What Disposable Income? - Submission to the Income Inadequacy Inquiry
Aug 1, 2012, 00:00 AM
Often those in receipt of benefits, especially those who are on long-term benefits, come from an intergenerational history of disadvantage and unemployment. Lower levels of education combined with poor health, deprivation, stigmatisation and mental health conditions has led to a lower starting point from which to be able to acquire sustainable employment. Poverty is a great inhibitor to employment and research in Australia shows that for some families, namely those on Newstart , poverty is persistent through generations.