Governments spend billions of dollars every year to encourage us to take up private cover. But our research shows this does little to reduce pressure on the public system.
People on the general waiting list can wait a decade to be housed. Even those on the priority list may wait years. Asked how the wait affects them, their responses reveal devastating impacts.
A review of government services has found that autistic people are being failed in health, education, employment, poverty and housing.
Why are some of the problems with housing stress and homelessness worse in New South Wales than in other states?
A serious disability is one of the most common reasons people apply for social housing. The long wait for a suitable home just adds to the daily challenges they face.
The COVID-19 pandemic gives us a chance to improve our elective surgery system when it restarts.
Helping tenants find work supposedly creates a pathway into private rental housing, freeing up social housing for others. Private rental costs and the situations of many tenants make that unrealistic.
Australians are waiting too long for elective surgery, dental care and treatment for mental health. It’s no wonder health is a vote-changer.
Reports often talk about surgery wait times, but the time to actually see the specialist for the first time is the hidden waitlist.