The AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES is published by the Australian Social Policy Association to provide an inter-disciplinary forum for debate on significant and controversial social policy issues. It deals with questions of social justice as most broadly defined. Articles discuss particular social issues, review conceptual problems, present empirical studies and debate policy alternatives.
Table of Contents Volume 51 Issue 4 December 2016 [with links to abstracts]
Tensions and contradictions in Australian social policy reform: compulsory Income Management and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (pages 399–417) / Greg Marston, Sally Cowling and Shelley Bielefeld — This paper explores contemporary contradictions and tensions in Australian social policy principles and governmental practices that are being used to drive behavioural change, such as compulsory income management. …
Social Worker Assessed Vulnerable Income Management (pages 469–485) / Bray, JRob; Gray, Mathew; Hand, Kelly; Katz, Ilan — Despite the small size of the sub program, Social Worker Assessed Vulnerable Welfare Payment Recipients Income Management is often cited as a preferred approach to this type of initiative, being tightly targeted at a group of people with identified high needs, and demonstrated poor outcomes. …
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