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Peter Davidson

About Peter Davidson

Dr Peter Davidson is a recognised expert in employment, social security and tax policy, poverty and inequality. He is an adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Social Policy Research Centre UNSW Sydney, is employed as Principal Advisor at the Australian Council of Social Service, and runs a social policy consultancy He tweets from @pagdavidson Views are his own.

Back to the future: From JobServices Australia to JobActive and beyond – Part 2

The Australian experience with employment service purchasing suggests that a hybrid model would work best. This would include a public provider and online service for those requiring limited employment assistance.

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Part 1: From CES to Job Network

The best way to assess Australia‚Äôs controversial system of contracted employment services is to track where it came from, how it affected services, and how and why successive governments have adjusted it. For, despite a widely expressed view that the … Continue reading

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