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 https://needtoknowconsulting.org/. He tweets from @pagdavidson Views are his own.
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. Continue reading »
The best way to assess Australia’s 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 policy was a complete failure it has endured for 23 years. Continue reading »