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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

Rethinking a contemporary social justice in government

If the public sector is to achieve the task of innovation, integration and improvement in social services, we must learn from our social policy experience, writes Dr Pradeep Philip, secretary of the new Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, and his chief of staff, Dr Vishaal Kishore. Read More

Bitcoin and foreign affairs bring digital to financing

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade doesn't have a specific policy on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin yet, but is watching the emerging potential for the technology to support international development. As a federal inquiry continues, politicians want to hear more of the public sector's possible uses. Read More