The Australian Welfare System for Parents and Children

Date: Tuesday 4 April 2017

Time: 12.00 – 1.45pm (registration from 11.30am)

Venue: National Ballroom 2, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton

Cost: $120.00 including GST

Corporate Table: $880.00 including GST (tables seat up to 10 people)


Professor Peter Whiteford, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

Dr Nicolás Salamanca, Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne

Ms Robyn Shannon, Branch Manager, Evaluation, Research and Evidence, Department of Employment

Moderator: Dr Tim Reddel, Group Manager, Policy Office, Department of Social Service

About the Topic

The welfare system provides a vital safety net for hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged Australian families. However, there are concerns about the adequacy of payments, welfare dependency and its possible transmission to the next generation, and the cost of the system going forward. The panellists will discuss these issues along with new policies and programs to promote self-sufficiency among families.

Further information and registration can be found here.

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