The Policy Discussion Paper series was intended to facilitate public discussion about general policy issues. Some papers focused on aspects of the social security system that required review in the context of changing social norms. Other papers examined specific policy options as a means of generating public discussion and feedback as part of the policy development process.
- Number 9: Voice, choice and contract: customer focus in programs for unemployed people
Jocelyn Pech, Strategic Development Division. December 1997.
- Number 8: Submission by the Department of Social Security to the Financial System Inquiry
Ken Oliver and Tony Morgan, Strategic Planning Division. February 1998.
- Number 7: A Common Payment? Simplifying Income Support for People of Workforce Age
Julia Perry. July 1995.
- Number 6: Developing a Framework for Benchmarks of Adequacy for Social Security Payments
Leanne Chaffer ...[et. al], Strategic Development Division. May 1995.
- Number 5: Reaching Out: Directions for Further Reform of Income Support and Related Programs to Assist Homeless People, Discussion Paper on Arrangements for Meeting the Needs of Homeless People
Bruce Prosser and Allan Groth, Family Assistance and Housing Policy Branch, Social Policy Division. June 1994.
- Number 4: Does the Social Security Income Support System Remove the Incentive to Work?
Barbara Whitlock, Social Policy Division. February 1994.
- Number 3: Meeting the challenge: Labour Market Trends and the Income Support System
Shirley Douglas ...[et. al], Social Policy Division. December 1993.
- Number 2: Child Disability Allowance
Susan Thomson, Social Policy Division. October 1993.
- Number 1: Dependency-based Payments: Married Women in the Social Security System
Shirley Douglas, Allan Groth and Jocelyn Pech, Social Policy Division. October 1993.