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Ideas@TheCentre

ideaas@TheCentre
Ideas@TheCentre
brings you ammunition for conversations around the table.
3 short articles from CIS researchers emailed every Friday on the issues of the week.

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Publications

  1. Fairer Paid Parental Leave

    Matthew Taylor | 07 Jul 2014 | TARGET30 Papers

    This report describes how an Income Contingent Loans (ICL) scheme could be used to provide wage replacement Paid Parental... Read More...

  2. Still Damaging and Disturbing: Australian Child Protection Data and the Need for National Adoption Targets

    Jeremy Sammut | 16 Apr 2014 | Issue Analysis

    Australian child protection policy continues to resemble Einstein’s definition of madness—doing the same thing and expecting... Read More...

  3. Submission to the National Commission of Audit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Stephen Kirchner, Trisha Jha | 01 Apr 2014 | TARGET30 Papers

    The federal government’s Commission of Audit (CoA) was established in 2013 to review the performance and role of government.... Read More...

  4. Emergency Budget Repair Kit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Trisha Jha | 21 Nov 2013 | TARGET30 Papers

    The federal budget deficit has been described as an emergency. Cutting wasteful programs can save more than $20 billion a... Read More...

  5. TARGET30 SNAPSHOT: Emergency Budget Repair Kit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Trisha Jha | 21 Nov 2013 | TARGET30 Snapshots

    The federal budget deficit has been described as an emergency. Cutting wasteful programs can save more than $20 billion a... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Loan scheme would solve paid parental leave

    Matthew Taylor | 07 Jul 2014 | The Australian

    The Abbott government’s paid parental leave scheme is Whitlamesque in its scope and expense.... Read More

  2. Simple lessons on offer in plugging the welfare drain

    Peter Saunders | 07 Jun 2014 | The Australian

    Britain's welfare reforms show it is possible to get people off welfare and into work without a dramatic overhaul of the ... Read More

  3. Penalty rates cut will give youth a chance to find jobs

    Alexander Philipatos | 21 May 2014 | The Australian Financial Review

    The Fair Work Commission has handed down a decision that will boost the job prospects of casual workers, reducing Sunday ... Read More

  4. Generosity of Abbott's paid parental leave scheme puts budget in jeopardy

    Trisha Jha | 29 Apr 2014 | The Guardian

    There is room for cuts when it comes to family benefits, but the case for reform is substantially weakened by the prime minister’s ... Read More

  5. No easy fix for youth unemployment

    Alexander Philipatos | 22 Apr 2014 | The Canberra Times

    The youth unemployment rate, now 13.6 per cent, is twice the economy-wide rate, and the youth employment-to-population ratio ... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. No apology necessary, Jenny Macklin

    Matthew Taylor | 28 Mar 2014

    The former Labor government did not get it wrong on single parent income support entitlements, and there is no reason for ...

  2. DSP: The not so universal payment

    Matthew Taylor | 07 Mar 2014

    We need to provide income support payments that reflect the work capacities of those with a disability that does not encourage ...

  3. Welfare review has serious blind spots

    Trisha Jha | 24 Jan 2014

    Family Tax Benefit should be a target of scrutiny, yet the welfare review announced by the government has excluded it....

  4. Perhaps Newstart doesn't require a new start

    Matthew Taylor | 17 Jan 2014

    Kevin Andrews’ idea to create multiple tiers of the DSP and Newstart would blur the necessary line between what constitutes ...

  5. Not looking for work

    Andrew Baker | 02 Aug 2013

    The government has managed to hide the unemployed on unemployment benefits and effectively reduced the unemployment rate ...

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