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State of Play briefings provide current and topical information on issues of importance to Jobs Australia members. They are designed for circulation to senior staff and board members.


State of Play - the New Zealand 'Investment Approach' to Welfare

This State of Play explains the background to the New Zealand 'Investment Approach', which has informed similar reforms in Australia.

State of Play - Social Impact Bonds

Interest in Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) has been growing across Australian governments. This State of Play examines the latest developments with SIBs and considers the potential for SIBs in the employment services and related sectors.

State of Play - jobactive financial viability

Providers are reporting difficulties with the financial arrangements in jobactive. This State of Play explores the factors that are affecting provider income and costs.

State of Play: ES2015 'jobactive' tender results

The results of the tender have been announced and there are (as is always the case with these processes) some winners and losers.

State of Play: Federal Budget 2014-15

This Federal Budget edition of State of Play looks at the Coalition Government's key priority in returning the Budget to surplus as quickly as possible and the effect this is likely to have on Jobs Australia members and the clients they serve.