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Furlong, Andy - - 2005
A central theme of Beck's argument in The Brave New World of Work (2000) is that labour markets in the developed world are taking on some of the core characteristics that have been associated with less developed labour markets such as employment insecurity, informality and precarity. A process he refers ...
Nugent, Maria - - 2005
Mitchell, Deborah - - 2005
Davidson, Kathryn - - 2005
The development of retail competition in South Australia has exposed small consumers to substantial price rises in recent years. Such price increases for a service that is regarded as essential in the 21 century raise equity issues. Little research has yet been completed relating to the impact on the community ...
Cheverton, Jeff - - 2005
This article reviews the literature on peak bodies in Australia, United States and Brittain. A key tension is identified between balancing the demands of government as funding body with accountability to the membership. The impact of neo-liberal ideology is identified as constituting a threat to peak bodies by forcing amalgamations, ...
Leonard, Rosemary - - 2005
Organisations providing human services are under increasing pressure to demonstrate quality from a range of sources such as new legislation and new requirements for government funding. Four dimensions for examining quality, derived from program evaluation theory, illustrated some of the contradictions surrounding these expectations. The research used a qualitative and ...
Altman, Jon - - 2005
The Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme is an unusual labour market and social development program for Indigenous people. Currently the CDEP scheme employs around 36,000 Indigenous Australians and accounts for over one-quarter of total Indigenous employment. Despite the significance of the CDEP scheme, in recent times, relatively little attention ...
Gasson, Ruth - - 2005
In 1993 the New Zealand Government ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It placed a reservation against Article 32 maintaining that legislation of a minimum age for entry into employment would not be in the best interests of children. The Government is reconsidering this reservation.
Connell, R.W. - - 2005
'Work/life balance' as a contemporary issue is fundamentally linked with gender justice. The issue emerged from historical transformations of the gender order, in which masculinities and femininities were attached to distinct spheres of home and workplace; but this institutional division has been weakening. Current dilemmas are documented in a field ...
Dunn, Kevin - - 2004
Galvin, Rose - - 2004
I argue here that, while welfare reform policy and the disability rights movement appear to share a common agenda based on the belief that disability is a social creation which can be remedied by way of increased access to employment and social resources, their world views and objectives could not ...
Healy, Karen - - 2004
Social capital and community capacity have become key concepts in social policy responses to marginalised individuals and communities. Policy making has occurred in the context of heated debate about the roles of government and business institutions in strengthening community capacities. In this paper, we will explore theoretical positions about the ...
Winkworth, Gail - - 2004
Church related agencies are major providers of community services in Australia (Lyons, 2001:34-35). While the history of church related welfare service provision is not well known in Australia it is asserted that many have a long tradition of outreach and service provision to marginalised groups regardless of the government social ...
Alston, Margaret - - 2004
Globalisation and changes in agriculture have resulted in major social changes in inland Australia. Depopulation of the inland has led many to speculate on the future of rural towns and rural people. This paper will examine population drifts from country towns to cities and from the inland to the coastal ...
Spall, Pamela - - 2004
Third sector organizations are transitioning towards entrepreneurial and managerial models as a result of quasi-market strategies. This paper reports on the research findings of a survey of nonprofit disability organizations in Queensland and Victoria impacted upon by quasi-market reform. Enterprising organizations were found to have made substantial change to organizational ...
McDonald, Catherine - - 2004
In this paper, we report data drawn from a larger project on the functioning of the Queensland community service delivery system, particularly that providing services to people with disabilities. Our reasoning for focusing at this level is that, from the service user's perspective, support is derived from the service delivery ...
Hudson, Kim - - 2004
State and local governments in Western Australia increasingly identify 'community development' as a key approach for the delivery of community services. In this paper I explore how the concept of community development is understood and practiced by workers in the context of government community services. While definitions are most often ...
Yeatman, Anna - - 2004
This is a discussion of the debate in the literature on the new Looking After Children system of managing out of home care for children. This is an important program initiative in results-oriented government that takes an individualised approach to children in care. The literature generally falls into the two ...
Fine, Michael - - 2004
Care is a fundamental condition of human existence, an inherently social activity. Yet surprisingly, care has only recently begun to receive serious attention from social researchers and the public. Despite the fact that care has become a public issue over the past twenty-five years or so, current thinking in policy ...
Lane, Mary - - 2004
Crime and crime prevention are currently 'hot' political and social issues. Fuelled by public calls for 'solutions', the responses by politicians and planners are typically 'quick-fix' with emphasis on management of particular problems as, and where, they arise.
Conley, Tom - - 2004
This paper argues that an economic liberal discourse of globalisation has been pivotal to the policy-making process in Australia over the past 15 or so years. Both Labor and Coalition Governments have aimed to restrict the electoral fall-out from the process of restructuring by persuading Australians that the world economy ...
Howe, Brian - - 2004
Radical social changes in household formation over the past three decades have given rise to the single parent family. In spite of the level of public assistance, which is among the most generous in the OECD, research has shown that single parents (usually mothers) are among the most impoverished members ...
Schooneveldt, Simon - - 2004
A Brisbane survey was conducted to examine some of the consequences of Centrelink breach penalties when applied to unemployment welfare recipients under the Howard Coalition Government's ideology of Mutual Obligation. Fifty-six such recipients responded to the author's survey by completing a questionnaire about their experiences after receiving one or more ...
Hammer, Sara - - 2004
The core aim of Mark Latham's Third Way-style policy proposals is to promote the revivification of civil society as part of the renewed pursuit of the common good. I critically examine this core aim with reference to Mark Latham's proposed changes to income support. I claim that Latham's tendency to ...
Reddel, Tim - - 2004
The 'Third Way' politics of Blair's New Labour government of the United Kingdom has popularised a number of policy reforms centred on a supposedly new discourse of 'devolution', 'inclusion', 'partnerships' and 'community'. These notions reflect a re-emergence of the ideas and values of civil society, participation and localism. Key drivers ...
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