Social Policy Research Centre

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Parents of children with disabilities who self-manage their funding support are significantly happier than other carers, an Australian-first study has found.

A new initiative providing stable housing for people with mental illness can dramatically reduce hospitalisation rates, a new report has found.

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Economically disadvantaged young people suppress their own needs to protect their parents from social stigma, missing out on educational and social opportunities, a study has found.

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The Prime Minister is selling the Schoolkids Bonus as extra help for families, but is it good policy, ask Peter Whiteford and Gerry Redmond.

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Australian attitudes towards people with a disability are still largely negative, a Social Policy Research Centre project has found.

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The targeted additions to spending in the budget are in part symbolic, but also likely to be quite progressive in their impact, write Peter Whiteford and Gerry Redmond.

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Well-directed assistance is economically effective and withdrawing it could be devastating, write Peter Whiteford, Bruce Bradbury and Gerry Redmond.

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The unemployed are worse off now in real terms than 15 years ago and are falling further behind, according to a new analysis by Professor Peter Whiteford.

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OPINION: People under 50 need protection from the proposed increase in super contributions because many are under financial stress, writes Dr Bruce Bradbury.

A review into early childhood education funding conducted by Professor Deborah Brennan from UNSW's Social Policy Research Centre aims to increase the affordability of preschool for NSW families.

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