Professor Peter Saunders

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The Newstart Allowance received by people looking for work falls well below the minimum income required to achieve a basic standard of living, UNSW research has found. 

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Research conducted by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre has revealed an increase in the number of children living in poverty.

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Forty years after his landmark work on the law and poverty in this country, Justice Ronald Sackville will address researchers, practitioners and advocates as part of Anti-Poverty week.

Close to two-thirds of Australians who turn to welfare agencies for help are missing out on the "essentials of life", a national survey from the Social Policy Research Centre has found.