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Social Emergency Lending

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The University of New South Wales

The Michael Crouch Innovation Centre

Ground Floor, Hilmer Building (E10)

Sydney, NSW 2052

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Social Emergency Lending

Presented by Professor Rosalind Dixon and Professor Richard Holden, co-leads of the Grand Challenge on Inequality

Leading researchers at UNSW and elsewhere have defined the poverty-line by reference to households having less than $500 in reserve. Many of these households, when faced with crises of even a small scale, also end up turning to pay-day lenders and other commercial intermediaries charging extremely high interest rates. What if any policy solutions could there be to this? This talk investigates the possibility of the Commonwealth stepping in as a lender to bridge small-scale emergencies for low-income households, thereby serving the function of a social emergency lender.

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  • 4pm - Guest presentation

  • 4.30pm - Q & A

  • 4.45pm - Refreshments and time to connect with others




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