The Relation between Ethnic and Civic Views on Citizenship, Attitudes towards Immigrants and Sympathy for Welfare Recipients – Social Policy & Administration

ABSTRACT In this study we investigate the relationship between different definitions of national citizenship, sympathy for welfare recipients, and how this relation is mediated by attitudes towards immigrants. We make use of the 2008 wave of the Belgian Political Panel Survey 2006–11, in which over 4,800 18-year-old adolescents were questioned. The results demonstrate that an … [Read More] The Relation between Ethnic and Civic Views on Citizenship, Attitudes towards Immigrants and Sympathy for Welfare Recipients – Social Policy & Administration

Australian Social Policy Conference – UNSW

Sydney, 25–27 September 2017 The Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) is the pre-eminent multidisciplinary conference concerned with issues of social policy in Australia and beyond. It attracts over 350 participants from academia, government and the community social welfare sector internationally. The ASPC will address the most pressing challenges facing Australian policy makers, practitioners and researchers at … [Read More] Australian Social Policy Conference – UNSW

Tensions and Contradictions in Australian Social Policy Reform: Compulsory Income Management and the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Australian Journal of Social Issues

ABSTRACT This paper explores contemporary contradictions and tensions in Australian social policy principles and governmental practices that are being used to drive behavioural change, such a compulsory income management. By means of compulsory income management the Australian Government determines how certain categories of income support recipients can spend their payments through the practice of quarantining a proportion of that payment. In … [Read More] Tensions and Contradictions in Australian Social Policy Reform: Compulsory Income Management and the National Disability Insurance Scheme – Australian Journal of Social Issues

Kartiya are like Toyotas – Griffith Review

Extract from an article by Kim Mahood ‘Kartiya are like Toyotas. When they break down we get another one.’ – remark by a Western Desert woman about whitefellas who work in Indigenous communities UNLIKE THE BROKEN Toyotas, which are abandoned where they fall, cannibalised, overturned, gutted and torched, the broken kartiya go away – albeit often feeling they … [Read More] Kartiya are like Toyotas – Griffith Review

CENTRELINK: In the News

Brotherhood Library Staff will monitor press and add to this post throughout the current week  12 January 2017 Centrelink cuts hurting the neediest — Hobart Mercury — It appears it will be some time before anyone from Centrelink or the Turnbull Government admits it, but Centrelink’s effort to recover “debt” from tens of thousands of welfare recipients … [Read More] CENTRELINK: In the News

The Inequality Paradox: Why inequality matters even though it has barely changed – The New Zealand Initiative

The public is constantly told income inequality is rising and the government should do something. This report seeks to explain why inequality matters, even though it has barely changed. It shows how income inequality did rise in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but has since flattened out. Meanwhile consumer spending inequality has returned to mid-1980s … [Read More] The Inequality Paradox: Why inequality matters even though it has barely changed – The New Zealand Initiative

A Thematic Heritage Study on Australia’s Benevolent and other Care Institutions: Thematic Study – Australian Heritage Council

INTRODUCTION – Extract The Department of the Environment has commissioned a thematic heritage study focusing on the topic of benevolent and other care institutions. This topic is part of a wider thematic group called Nation Building which seeks to provide an understanding of Australia’s heritage in relation to historic processes which have helped shape and … [Read More] A Thematic Heritage Study on Australia’s Benevolent and other Care Institutions: Thematic Study – Australian Heritage Council

Welfare Reform and Social Investment – FlagPost

Extract from an article by Don Arthur Australian policymakers and commentators are looking to New Zealand for ideas on reform. One idea that has attracted a lot attention is social investment. ‘Spend now to save later’ is the principle behind social investment. As New Zealand Minister for Finance Bill English puts it: ‘We are prepared to … [Read More] Welfare Reform and Social Investment – FlagPost

Welfare Benefits Bill Out of Control, Percentage of Claimants Still not Below 20 per cent – Herald Sun

Extract from an article by  Daniel Meers and Simon Benson, The Daily Telegraph The Howard, Rudd, Gillard, Rudd, Abbott and Turnbull governments have all failed to get the percentage of Australians claiming welfare below 20 per cent during the past decade. An analysis of welfare ­recipients between 2005 and 2015, obtained by The Daily Telegraph, has … [Read More] Welfare Benefits Bill Out of Control, Percentage of Claimants Still not Below 20 per cent – Herald Sun

Welfare budget lessons from Pre-Industrial England: why the ‘big society’ idea may not work 19 G – British Politics and Policy at LSE

Extract Cutting welfare spending is unlikely to lead to an increase in private voluntary work and charitable giving, explain Nina Boberg-Fazlic and Paul Sharp. Using historical data from late eighteenth and early nineteenth century England, they illustrate how parts of the country that saw increased levels of spending under the Poor Laws also enjoyed higher … [Read More] Welfare budget lessons from Pre-Industrial England: why the ‘big society’ idea may not work 19 G – British Politics and Policy at LSE

From the Moral Limits of Markets to the Moral Limits of Welfare – Journal of Social Policy

ABSTRACT The political philosopher Michael Sandel (2012) has recently argued compellingly for more attention to the moral limits of markets, arguing that market values can crowd out other values we should care about. Meanwhile, conservative advocates for welfare reform, such as the Australian Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson, have raised concerns about the impact of long-term … [Read More] From the Moral Limits of Markets to the Moral Limits of Welfare – Journal of Social Policy

A Social Welfare Perspective of Market-oriented Social Enterprises – International Journal of Social Welfare

ABSTRACT The article analyses market-oriented social enterprises from a social welfare perspective, within the context of the innate conflict between business and welfare orientations. After defining the concept of market-oriented social enterprises and presenting some successful examples on such entities that employ different marginalised populations, particularly people with disabilities, the article asks three interrelated questions: … [Read More] A Social Welfare Perspective of Market-oriented Social Enterprises – International Journal of Social Welfare

Older Australia at a glance – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

In 2016, approximately 3.7 million people (15% of Australia’s total projected population of 24.3 million) are older Australians. In this report, older Australians are generally those aged 65 and over, unless otherwise specified. The different age group of older Indigenous Australians—50 and over—reflects the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non?Indigenous Australians, and the low … [Read More] Older Australia at a glance – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Redesigning integration: Access to government records is necessary for researchers to identify policy effects – LSE (UK)

Extract from an article by Dominik Hangartner Especially for complex social issues like migration and integration, there is a pressing need to understand why certain policies work and others do not. Dominik Hangartner argues that when scholars are able to combine credible research designs with linked registry data and state-of-the-art targeted surveys, they have a greater chance … [Read More] Redesigning integration: Access to government records is necessary for researchers to identify policy effects – LSE (UK)

Ageing and Aged Care: Resources for the sector to share with service providers – DSS

Resources for the sector to share with service providers Articles and case studies for your publications targeting service providers Fact sheets Presentations Videos Printed materials These resources are available for you to share with your service providers via your communication channels. Resources will be continually updated. Notifications of updates will be announced in our regular … [Read More] Ageing and Aged Care: Resources for the sector to share with service providers – DSS

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