Sally Cowling


States of dependence: lessons from the US road from welfare to work

Sally Cowling demonstrates the unsustainability of forcing people off welfare benefits when there are not enough paid employment opportunities. She also shows that most of the workers who took jobs after the harsh welfare reforms did not escape poverty.

A community development job guarantee

The centre has developed a sustainable path to full employment, the Job Guarantee program. Its latest work in this area has been developed into a proposal for a Community Development Job Guarantee focusing on the long-term and youth unemployed. Under the proposal, the federal government...

False promise or false premise? Evaluating the Job Network

This paper contends that the replacement of the Commonwealth Employment Service with a market-like system for employment services has formed part of a broader set of neo-liberal policy shifts, which have served to replace the goal of full employment with the diminished goal of full...