TCP collaborates on complex issues, working across the ecosystem to design solutions with people, not for people. People’s lived experience enables us to better recognise individual circumstances, identify challenges and opportunities, and to empathise and question our own assumptions and biases.

Through our research projects and collaborative work, TCP has developed a range of reports and publications included below.

Featured TCP Resources 2021 


Thriving Communities Partnership Publications


Teachable Moments: When's the Right Time to Talk About Money? - WIRE, 2018

This research from WIRE builds on the Australian and international body of knowledge around women, family violence and financial well-being. The recovery journeys for victim-survivors progress through multiple phases highlighted in this report as being from pre-crisis to enduring recovery. This study seeks to increase our understanding of how women victim-survivors can be best supported to gain or regain financial well-being, and examine how, when and where they want to receive financial information and support across each of these phases. Download Full Report

Insuring Shared Value - How Insurers Gain Competitive Advantage by Better Addressing Society’s Needs

Insurance is the ultimate shared value industry, where social impact is integral to economic success. Despite this, many insurers remain stuck in a passive, actuarial model rather than pursuing shared value, thereby overlooking many opportunities to enhance outcomes for both the company and society. Co-authored by the Shared Value Initiative and FSG this research report focuses on how shared value strategies can increase revenues by developing innovative products to serve the underinsured, and unlock synergies by investing assets in the broader prevention Download Full Report 

Double Punishment: How People in Prison Pay Twice - FCA, 2017

This report by Financial Counselling Australia is based on the experiences of financial counsellors and other experts who work with people in prison. It explains how people often leave prison in a much worse financial position than when they entered. This is because when it comes to managing their debts, the system makes it nigh on impossible. Yet each debt that is tackled can mean one less person who is less likely to end up back in jail. Download Full Report 

Voices of Hope - VIC GOV, 2017

Commissioned by the Victorian State Government, Huddle delivers the first co-design project undertaken with victim survivors.  The Voices of Hope project explores the lived experiences of victim survivors and draws on their collective insight to give a deeper understanding of what's needed for people to have a better experience of the family violence service system and receive the support they need.  Download Report (PDF 2MB)

The Rise of Energy Poverty in Australia - KPMG, 2017

Co-authored by Cassandra Hogan and Bernard Salt AM, KPMG Australia shares an insightful report on energy poverty in Australia.  Findings highlight vulnerability faced by large low-income households, while offering measures to alleviate energy affordability.  (Download Report PDF 2.5MB)

Financial Resilience in Australia: Part 2 & 3 - NAB, 2017

Part 2 & 3 of 'Financial Resilience in Australia', research released by the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) at UNSW Sydney in partnership with National Australia Bank (NAB) uncovers the key factors underpinning financial resilience and the issues that are contributing to a declining number of Australians who feel financially secure.  Download Report Part 2 (PDF 1.3MB) / Download Report Part 3 (PDF 1MB)

Edelman Trust Barometer, 2017

The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer is the firm’s 17th annual trust and credibility survey. The research was conducted by Edelman Intelligence, a global insight and analytics consultancy. Open Executive Report Summary


Why is Financial Stress on the Rise? - NAB, 2017

Part 1 of a three part series, this research builds on National Australia Banks (NAB) commitment and eight year partnership with CSI to understand how Australians are faring with their money. Findings reveal that while the Australian population has improved in some areas, overall financial stress is on the rise and people aren’t prepared for an unexpected expense.  Read more


Australian Digital Inclusion Index - Telstra, 2017

Increasingly, digital inclusion is becoming a key measure of participation in the life of the community. We need to go online to access information, education and services – but some people are will missing out on this connection. The Australian Digital Inclusion Index provides an overview of the extent of digital connectedness in 2017.  Download Report (PDF 2MB)

Poverty in Australia - ACOSS, 2016

The Poverty in Australia 2016 Report is the latest in the Poverty and Inequality series, a partnership between Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at the University of New South Wales.  This report provides a better understanding of the circumstances and opportunities of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Australia. Download Report (PDF 1.8MB)

Economic Security for Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence: Understanding and Measuring the Impact - GSANZ, 2016

Undertaken by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, this research makes a series of recommendations for policy and practice that better respond to economic insecurity for survivors of domestic and family violence.  Download Report (PDF 1.8MB)

Inequality in Australia: A Nation Divided - ACOSS, 2015

Inequality in Australia 2015. The first edition of Inequality in Australia, part of the ‘Poverty and Inequality in Australia’ series from the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS).  Download Report (PDF 2.5MB)

Supporting Vulnerable Customers - Smart Water Fund, 2013

The Smart Water Fund and Melbourne’s four water retailers commissioned research to gather intelligence and shape effective and innovative strategies to address current and future challenges in relation to financial hardship and vulnerability. Download Report (PDF 5.6MB)

Poverty, Social Exclusion and Disadvantage in Australia - Uniting Care, 2013

UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families have developed this report with NATSEM in order to provide important evidence relating to the current and future wellbeing of Australia’s children.  The purpose of this report is to provide the most recent information around children living in disadvantaged circumstances in Australia. Download Report (PDF 2.4MB)

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