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Australia’s welfare is framed around ‘welfare’ in its broadest sense—welfare refers to the wellbeing of individuals, families and the community. Welfare and wellbeing are often used interchangeably—see Understanding welfare and wellbeing.
The biennial Australia’s welfare reports are a source of independent, authoritative and accessible information collated from multiple data sources. They are a mix of short statistical updates and longer discussions exploring selected topical issues. Australia’s welfare also serves as a ‘report card’ on the welfare of Australians by looking at how we are faring as a nation.
Australia’s welfare 2019 introduces a new format and expanded product suite:
Australia’s welfare also discusses the welfare data landscape. Data are essential to understand how people engage with and navigate welfare services, and are useful for policy formulation, implementation and service delivery, and evaluation. Despite recent improvements and enhancements, gaps exist where there are no national data currently available or where data collected are not comprehensive. In the context of welfare data, these include gaps in:
Australia’s welfare is a sister publication to the Australia’s health biennial report.
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