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EVENT: Quick fixes or here to stay? The COVID-19 overhaul of Australia’s social safety net

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Today's date is Friday, October 23, 2020
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The health and economic crises caused by COVID-19 have had devastating consequences for thousands of Australians. There have been differential impacts across society. Before COVID-19, 3.24 million people in Australia were living below the poverty line. These numbers are likely to swell with growing unemployment, challenges redeploying large sections of the workforce, and added pressure on the charity and non-for-profit sector.

At the same time, we have seen unprecedented changes to welfare policy that have brought renewed attention to the shortcomings of the current system and opened new debates about the role of the welfare system, how to meet growing demand and how to pay for it.

This policy event, co-hosted with Anglicare WA, will bring together key experts and researchers, front-line service providers and policymakers to take stock of how the Government’s COVID-19 measures have reshaped its social policies; to analyse their effectiveness and long-term effects; to examine the gendered nature of the policy responses; and to take a look at what Australia’s social safety net may look like in 2021 and beyond.
Speaker(s) Mark Glasson (CEO, Anglicare WA), David Gilchrist (Professor, UWA Business School), Alison Preston (Professor, UWA Business School), Nicki Hutley (Partner, Deloitte Access Economics)
Location Zoom Webinar
Contact Anneke Forster <[email protected]> : 6488 5825
URL https://www.uwa.edu.au/institutes/public-policy/ppi-events/2020-social-safety-net
Start Thu, 15 Oct 2020 12:35
End Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:30
RSVP RSVP is required.
Submitted by Anneke Forster <[email protected]>
Last Updated Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:56
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