Adequate Incomes

Poverty is not inevitable. Social welfare payments and supports, tax measures and wages can all be designed and delivered in ways that improve the incomes and prospects of people and families by assisting people to take-up and retentain employment.

These submissions relate to key policy issues around living incomes in and out of work and access to affordable credit

Latest Issue

SVP Reponses to the Review of the Consumer Protection Code for Licence Moneylenders
SVP has continually expressed concern about the prevalence of high-cost borrowing from licenced moneylenders among the people they assist, many of whom vulnerable and trying to cope on a limited weekly income. Given the vulnerable and stressful situations, people are faced with, the proportionately large amounts of credit available, and interest rates up to and over 200% are therefore predatory and exploitative. We, therefore, welcome the opportunity to respond to the proposed enhanced protection measures outlined in the Review of the Consumer Protection Code for Licensed Moneylenders. 
Published 02 Jul 2018 | PDF | 458.27 KB
SVP Reponses to the Review of the Consumer Protection Code for Licence Moneylenders
Published 02 Jul 2018 | PDF | 458.27 KB
SVP Submission to the DEASP Statement of Strategy 2017-2020
Published 22 Sep 2017 | PDF | 473.65 KB
SVP Submission on Working Family Payment 2017
Published 09 Mar 2017 | PDF | 462.59 KB
SVP Submission on DSP Statement of Strategy 2016-2019
Published 25 Aug 2016 | PDF | 73.4 KB
Submission on Review of Maximum Rent Supplement Limits
Published 01 Aug 2014 | PDF | 87.43 KB