Original article by Stephen Lunn
The Australian – Page: 8 : 11-Sep-19
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2019 welfare report states that the nation’s welfare bill has levelled at $130 billion over the past three years. The report, which will be released on 11 September, also states the proportion of working-age Australians receiving income support declined from 22 per cent in 1999 to 15 per cent in 2018. The AIHW report serves as a picture of Australia’s well-being, with AIHW spokesman Dinesh Indrahara noting Australia is in the top third of OECD countries on a range of measures, including social connectedness and life satisfaction.
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE, ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT