Social Security Reform: Revisiting Henderson, Poverty and Basic Income

The 2018 Henderson Conference commemorates the 50th anniversary of Professor Ronald Henderson’s pivotal work on poverty in Australia. This collaboration between The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute and the Brotherhood of St Laurence examines how our social security system can better respond to poverty and inequality in Australia. Read More

Medicare reveals its epic rebuild vision

The Department of Health has called for beauty pageant entries in its massive Medicare payments systems replacement that will now remain within government ownership after an outsourcing bid was ditched during the 2016 federal election. Read More

Does myGov need a new bureaucratic supremo?

Is DTO taking over myGov, toppling Human Services as lead agency? The media narrative doesn't much resemble the policies from this campaign, and perhaps misses the more important trend inside digital services. Read More

New minister, new look for all Human Services shopfronts

The Department of Human Services hopes marketing will provide another opportunity for a fresh start, updating its physical shopfront fit-outs and making use of "the latest digital trends" to create "unique digital and online experiences" for the public. Read More