- Demand for education increased dramatically between 1950 and 1975 as real wages rose, supported by family allowances and social security, the economy boomed, and families sought a better future for their children.
- Truancy continues to be a widespread problem across many indigenous communities, and Noel Pearson has suggested parents who don't send their children to school should lose their family allowances.
- He says that family allowances and childcare do have a role in the decision women make to have children.
- There is NO association between the prevalence of teenage birth and the proportion of national wealth spent on family allowances.
- He wished to see equal amounts of funds directed toward the disadvantaged in the form of family allowances and old-age pensions.