Seeking local feedback about intergenerational welfare dependence

What works and what doesn’t work in addressing intergenerational welfare dependence?

The Select Committee on Intergenerational Welfare Dependence is continuing its program of public hearings in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide this week.

Committee Chair Russell Broadbent MP said the Committee is looking forward to hearing from organisations that have made submissions to the inquiry.

“The Committee is interested to hear the perspectives of research institutes, service providers and peak bodies that have involvement in addressing entrenched disadvantage,” Mr Broadbent said.

Deputy Chair Ged Kearney MP added there is significant expertise across the community in addressing disadvantage and the Committee’s deliberations would be enriched by the discussions.

The Select Committee is examining factors leading to intergenerational welfare dependence; the impact of intergenerational welfare dependence on children; and measures that can be taken to assist parents and children together to break the cycle of disadvantage.

Public hearing details:

Melbourne: Wednesday 7 November, Victoria Parliament House Annex, 55 St Andrews Place, Room G6, 9.00am – 5.00pm

Sydney: Thursday 8 November, Sydney Commonwealth Parliament Offices, 1 Bligh Street, Meeting Room 1, Level 21, 9.00am – 3.30pm

Adelaide: Friday 9 November, SYC, 135-139 Currie Street, 9.00am – 12.15pm


The hearing will be broadcast (audio only) live at

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