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Adam Stebbing


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Research report

29 May 2017

In the face of the economic and demographic pressures associated with an ageing population, how can we know whether the support we call community care meets the needs of those who depend on it?  How can we know what is effective and how can care be best provided?  In the increasingly competitive...

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18 Apr 2015

Chapter 3 of the book, Markets, rights and power in Australian social policy, edited by Gabrielle Meagher and Susan Goodwin, and published by Sydney University Press.

Australian governments have shifted the focus of public policy onto the private...

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25 Mar 2009

As Australia enters recession and the Budget enters deficit, one of the least effective and most unfair forms of government spending has increased dramatically. Tax expenditures (in the form of tax breaks on superannuation, the private health insurance and childcare rebates, housing concessions...

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01 Apr 2008

A new Labor government, fresh from winning an historic election on the basis of defending collective bargaining, identifies the core concerns of working families – job security, petrol prices, grocery prices, and housing affordability. Then it announces a new welfare payment where those earning...

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05 Sep 2007

The expansion of the Australian welfare state over recent decades has surprised many, especially those commentators who diagnosed its imminent crisis in the 1980s. In 1960, five per cent of Australians of working age lived on income support—now more than sixteen per cent do. Have we become ‘a...

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