Recently added resources

Report

29 Nov 2018
37

This report presents the first comprehensive study of living and working conditions of au pairs in Australia. It draws on responses from 1,479 au pairs across 34 nationalities to an online survey in 2017. The study seeks to provide an evidence base to indicate the...

Chapter

18 Apr 2015
109

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

Australia has never had a large public social service system like those of the Nordic countries,...

Chapter

18 Apr 2015
53

Chapter 1 of the book, Markets, rights and power in Australian social policy , edited by Gabrielle Meagher and Susan Goodwin, and published by Sydney University Press.

In Australia in recent decades, market ideas and practices have come to dominate public policy. One...

Article

10 Oct 2014
514

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s talk on social policy topics has included such easy-to-recall phrases such as ‘lifters, not leaners’, ‘workers, not shirkers’, and ‘earning or learning’. These phrases are not just slogans; like all politicians’ public talk, they express a take on the world. Such...

Book

25 Feb 2009
1970

ON AN AVERAGE DAY in Australia in 2006 there were approximately 145,000 people over 65 years of age living in nursing homes. In 2004-05, a further 562,000 older Australians received some kind of formal, publicly funded care at home - 25 per cent more than...

Items authored 8