Brotherhood of St Laurence

Poor laws of 1834 and 1996 / The 15th Sambell Memorial Oration delivered by Hugh Stretton

By: Stretton, Hugh | Brotherhood of St Laurence
Series: G.T. Sambell Memorial Oration 15Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1996Description: 28 p. PDFISBN: 9781876250065; 1876250062Subject(s): Social Conditions | Economic Policy | Poverty | Social Welfare | Economic Rationalism | Sambell Oration | Brotherhood of St LaurenceDDC classification: 338.994 STR Online Resources: DOWNLOAD PDF
List(s) this item appears in: Sambell Oration - Named after former Brotherhood executive director, Geoffrey Sambell, the event reflects his concern for social justice and provides a forum for community leaders to discuss social issues
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"Occasional paper Brotherhood of St Laurence 1996" - Front cover Delivered on Thursday, 12 August 1996 At State Film Theatre 1 Macarthur St, East Melbourne.

We have recently (18/7/2022) located an audio-cassette recording of what we believe is an audio recording of Hugh Stretton's 15th Sambell Oration (1996). This audio cassette has been added to the Library archives 1996.27

The 1996 Sambell Oration was delivered by Hugh Stretton, one of the most respected Australian intellectuals of our time, who has taught history and now researches in economics at the University of Adelaide. Author of many books on the social sciences and social policy, his most recent publication is Public Goods, Public Enterprise, Public Choice (with Lionel Orchard). His practical experience includes many years as Deputy Chairman of the South Australian Housing Trust. Hugh Stretton says that. ‘It is not enough to reproach the relevant governments for their cruelty to poor people. It is at least, as important to expose the incompetence, even in their own terms, of the economic policies which cause much of the poverty with which the welfare policies have to cope’. In this analysis he shows that, in practice, ‘economic rationalist’ theories do not live up to their promise of economic growth. Instead they exacerbate the very problems they have been introduced to remedy: slow growth, mounting foreign debt and a widening gap between the rich and the poor.

Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode
Book Brotherhood of St Laurence
338.994 STR (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 228371
Book Brotherhood of St Laurence
338.994 STR (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 302116
Book BSL Archives
1996.27 (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Not for loan

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