Person

Gabrielle Meagher

Report

Meeting the social and emotional support needs of older people using aged care services

Aged care services touch the lives of substantial – and increasing – numbers of people. This report draws data from several sources to explore how aged care services could better fulfil older people’s social and emotional support needs.
Report

Cultural exchange or cheap housekeeper? Findings of a national survey of au pairs in Australia

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

Capturing marketisation in Australian social policy

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.
Chapter

The politics of market encroachment: policymaker rationales and voter responses

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.
Article

What Tony Abbott talks about when he talks about 'welfare'

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...