Brotherhood of St Laurence

A social agenda for equity and efficiency. /

By: Argy, Fred | Brotherhood of St Laurence
Series: Social policy working paperPublisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2004Description: 11 pISBN: 9781876250584; 1876250585Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 1Subject(s): Social Policy | Australia Economic Policy - 1990- | Income Distribution | Labour Supply | Equality | Poverty | Disadvantaged Groups | Attitudes | Taxation | Social WelfareOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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August 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 10-11) This paper is developed from a presentation at a symposium `From welfare state to social investment state?' hosted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, University of Melbourne Centre for Public Policy and Victorian Council of Social Services in Melbourne on 5 July 2004.

Fred Argy argues that in spite of Australia s economic prosperity, the policy shift away from egalitarianism and social spending has had damaging effects on Australian households. The policy change has been driven not by community attitudes, economic necessity; the population s ageing or social security system failure, but by the changing power structure, spawned by globalisation, in which belief in small government and self-reliance has become dominant. Responding to this political context requires a new approach, focusing less on simple income inequality and more on quality of life and equality of opportunity.

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