Reforming the Australian Welfare State

Edited by Peter Saunders

Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2000, 300p, ISBN 0642 394741

The Australian welfare system is changing. A new agenda is emerging and radical reforms are in the air. This timely collection of essays addresses this new agenda and reflects on the case for radical reform. It includes contributions from prominent Australian academics and political leaders, as well as people working in the voluntary sector and those employed by the Canberra government. It brings together both advocates of reform and opponents. It also includes key writers from the United States and the United Kingdom where debates about welfare reform have both reflected and influenced thinking within Australia.

Reforming the Australian Welfare State is available to download by chapter in PDF or Word format from the table below.

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Title pages, Contents, Preface, Contributors (PDF 95 KB) Contents, Preface, Contributors (DOC 73 KB)
Chapter 1. Issues in Australian welfare reform (PDF 160 KB) Chapter 1. Issues in Australian welfare reform (DOC 146 KB)
Chapter 2. Welfare reform and the family: lessons from America (PDF 90 KB) Chapter 2. Welfare reform and the family: lessons from America (DOC  73 KB)
Chapter 3: Welfare dependency and economic opportunity: a response to Lawrence Mead (PDF 63 KB) Chapter 3: Welfare dependency and economic opportunity: a response to Lawrence Mead (DOC 53 KB)
Chapter 4: Welfare reform in Britain, Australia and the United States (PDF 102 KB) Chapter 4: Welfare reform in Britain, Australia and the United States (DOC 147 KB)
Chapter 5: Trans-generational income support dependence in Australia: early evidence (PDF 192 KB) Chapter 5: Trans-generational income support dependence in Australia: early evidence (DOC 367 KB)
Chapter 6: Australian youth and the dependency culture (PDF 101 KB) Chapter 6: Australian youth and the dependency culture (DOC 80 KB)
Chapter 7: Passive welfare and the destruction of indigenous society in Australia (PDF 94 KB) Chapter 7: Passive welfare and the destruction of indigenous society in Australia (DOC 69 KB)
Chapter 8: Mutual obligation: what kind of contract is this? (PDF 97 KB) Chapter 8: Mutual obligation: what kind of contract is this? (DOC 76 KB)
Chapter 9: A sorry tale: welfare against the family (PDF 162 KB) Chapter 9: A sorry tale: welfare against the family (DOC 1.3 MB)
Chapter 10: Families, work and welfare (PDF 89 KB) Chapter 10: Families, work and welfare (DOC 63 KB)
Chapter 11: Labour market issues in welfare reform (PDF 146 KB) Chapter 11: Labour market issues in welfare reform (DOC 813 KB)
Chapter 12: Examining the assumptions behind the welfare review (PDF 112 KB) Chapter 12: Examining the assumptions behind the welfare review (DOC 152 KB)
References (PDF 69 KB) References (DOC 94 KB)
Index (PDF 72 KB) Index (DOC 115 KB)

 

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