Australian Journal of Social Issues

Journal article

29 Oct 2015
294

In many developed countries, the provision of disability services has undergone significant transformations, from institutional to community based care, and from organisational to personalised funding. Yet delivering disability support remains an ongoing challenge for governments.

Specifically, the relative success of different types of disability...

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1 Oct 2014
164

This paper provides an overview of the most significant public policy initiatives that apply to known sexual offenders who live in the community.

Journal article

1 Jan 2010
1

Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in developing indicator frameworks for 'Indigenous wellbeing'. Implicit in each of the frameworks are particular conceptions of what constitutes the 'good life' for Indigenous peoples and what 'Indigenous development' should entail. In developing these frameworks, then, certain judgements...

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1 Jan 2008
4

This paper examines the provision of distance education to young people studying from their isolated properties in remote areas of Australia. While Australia's innovative approach to remote education is well established, this paper challenges the gender and structural assumptions underpinning this approach. A sustained period...

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1 Sep 2007
6

In this study, based mainly on 17 in-depth interviews, I explore the financial implications of being an older private renter in Sydney.

Journal article

1 Jan 2007
5

Refugees are forced to leave their homes and countries to start anew in a different place. This paper outlines the key challenges and issues facing those Australian regional communities focussing on refugee relocation projects as a labour and population renewal strategy. This discussion arises from...

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1 Jan 2006
2

Shared Responsibility Agreements (SRAs) are a key instrument of the Federal Government's new arrangements for the administration of Indigenous affairs. SRAs, described by the Government as a form of 'mutual obligation', require Indigenous communities to commit to behavioural changes or other actions in order to...

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1 Jan 2005
0

The Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme is an unusual labour market and social development program for Indigenous people. Currently the CDEP scheme employs around 36,000 Indigenous Australians and accounts for over one-quarter of total Indigenous employment. Despite the significance of the CDEP scheme, in...

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1 Jan 2004
4

Globalisation and changes in agribulture have resulted in major social changes in inland Australia. Depopulation of the inland has led many to speculate on the future of rural towns and rural people. This paper will examine population drifts from country towns to cities and from...

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1 Jan 2001
3

Examines political and ideological dispute, as well as potential remedies, relevant to the social problem of regional dislocation in Australia. Urban-rural divide in income terms according to Robert Manne; Core issue behind declining farm income; Important facts about the decline in rural income and the...