Intergenerational Welfare Dependence Committee
Posted on Thursday, 13 September, 2018
Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey is calling on
relevant organisations and people with first-hand experience of
intergenerational welfare dependency throughout the Grey electorate to
participate in the current inquiry being conducted by a special Parliamentary Select
Mr Ramsey, who sits on the committee, said
the inquiry is currently taking submissions into the impact on communities,
families and individuals of intergenerational welfare dependence.
“Local communities right across Australia
are being challenged by Intergenerational Welfare Dependence,” he said.
committee is due to produce its final report by 12 April 2019.
“It is really important we access the
experiences and anecdotal evidence on the impact of welfare dependence of
families and outcomes for children.
“We all know anecdotal stories about
children who grow up in a household where neither parents nor grandparents have
worked. Of course they are influenced by what they see around them.
“We need to find a way to break the cycle
and find a path for these young people to grow up and fully participate in
“The committee will undertake to examine
the reasons for welfare dependence, with particular focus on why some families
require welfare assistance for short periods only and why others become
‘trapped’ in the system.
“We are looking for organisations that are
working on the ground with families and ascertain if welfare dependency limits
the opportunities for individuals and children to participate fully in
Hearings are being held in Canberra in
Submissions can be made to https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Intergenerational_Welfare_Dependence/IGWD
Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744