Terms of Reference
- the extent of income inequality in Australia and the rate at which income inequality is increasing in our community;
- the impact of income inequality on access to health, housing, education and work in Australia, and on the quality of the outcomes achieved;
- the specific impacts of inequality on disadvantaged groups within the community, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, older job seekers, people living with a disability or mental illness, refugees, single parents, those on a low income, people at risk of poverty in retirement as well as the relationship between gender and inequality;
- the likely impact of Government policies on current and future rates of inequality particularly the changes proposed in the 2014-15 Budget;
- the principles that should underpin the provision of social security payments in Australia; and
- the practical measures that could be implemented by Governments to address inequality, particularly appropriate and adequate income support payments.