Welfare reform under austerity: What might Australia learn from the UK's Universal Credit and Work Program?

Author name: 
Dan Finn
Year: 
2013
Month: 
March
Abstract: 

Throughout 2013, the HC Coombs Policy Forum will be hosted a series of events to debate and progress thinking on the workforce participation challenges that Australia faces now and in the future.

On coming to power in May 2010, the Coalition Government in the UK embarked on a major welfare reform agenda including the introduction of the Work Program and Universal Credit. Professor Finn will provide an update on how these policy changes are being implemented, describe their early impacts and provide an overview of the next wave of reform, as well as reflect on implications for Australian reform.

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