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A rightful place : race, recognition and a more complete commonwealth / Noel Pearson.

by Pearson, Noel, 1965-.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Black Inc. Books 2014Description: 106 pages ; 24 cm.Notes: Cover title.Summary: The nation has unfinished business. After more than two centuries, can a rightful place be found for Australia's original peoples? Soon we will all decide if and how indigenous Australians will be recognised in the constitution. In the words of Professor Greg Craven: "We have a committed prime minister, and a committed opposition. We have a receptive electorate. There will never be a better time. We have no choice but to address the question. If constitutions deal with fundamental things, our indigenous heritage is pretty fundamental." In A Rightful Place, Noel Pearson shows how the idea of "race" was embedded in the constitution, and the distorting effect this has had. Now there is a chance to change it - if we can agree on a way forward. Pearson shows what constitutional recognition means, and what it could make possible: true equality and a renewed appreciation of an ancient culture. This is a wide-ranging, eloquent call for justice, an essay of remarkable power that traverses history and culture to make the case for change. "As long as we have a constitution that characterises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the basis of race, it will always have deleterious implications for their citizenship. It must be removed ... This is not just a matter of symbolism. I think this will be a matter of psychology. The day we come to regard ourselves as people with a distinct heritage, with distinct cultures and languages but not of a distinct race, will be a day of psychological liberation. And it will also be liberating for those in the wider community ..." Noel Pearson, A Rightful Place.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From charity to industry : papers presented at a seminar on the future of the social and community services industry, held at Phillip Institute of Technology, Melbourne, October 1988 / edited by John Wiseman and Rob Watts.

by Watts, Rob | Wiseman, John | Phillip Institute of Technology. Centre for Australian Social Policy Analysis.

Publisher: Melbourne : PIT Press, 1989Description: iii, 65 p. ; 30 cm.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "The seminar was organised and auspiced by the Centre for Australian Social Policy Analysis"--Introduction.; Available from CASPA, c/- School of Community Services and Policy Studies, Phillip Institute of Technology, Plenty Rd, Bundoora 3083 or VCOSS, 290 Wellington St, Collingwood 3066.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's welfare wars : the players, the politics and the ideologies / Philip Mendes.

by Mendes, Philip, 1964- [author.].

Edition: 3rd edition.Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. NewSouth Publishing, 2017Description: pages.Summary: In this fully revised third edition of Australia’s Welfare Wars, Philip Mendes questions many of the key values and assumptions that determine contemporary social welfare policies, and the factors and forces that shape these policies in Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's welfare wars : the players, the politics and the ideologies [Text].

by Mendes, Philip, 1964-.

Publisher: Kenzington, N.S.W. : UNSW Uni. of N.S.W. Press, 2003Description: viii, 219 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Australia's Welfare Wars questions many of the values and assumptions that underpin contemporary social welfare policies. In particular, it critically examines the neoliberal or economic rationalist ideas currently dominating the welfare debates both in Australia and internationally, and demonstrates and reaffirms the ongoing relevance of social-democratic and welfare-state ideals." --Cover.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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