Topic archives: welfare dependence

Australia’s ‘overly generous’ welfare in context

Australia’s ‘overly generous’ welfare in context

May 30, 2014 19

The government and its News Corp cheerleaders have called Australia's welfare system "unsustainable", "overly generous" and "sending Australia broke". Crikey intern Jake Stevens asks: do the numbers stack up?

John Quiggin: The risk society, part four

July 31, 2007

In the fourth part of a serialised paper first published by the Centre for Policy Development, University of Queensland economist John Quiggin writes that an improved understanding of risk can contribute to the development of a modernised social democratic model.