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Behavioural poverty. /

by Sullivan, Lucy.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Centre for Independent Studies 2000Description: xiv, 51 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2000 Includes bibliographical references (p. 48-50) Website : (1)

Civil society in comparative perspective : Australia. /

by Lyons, Mark | Hocking, Susan | Helms, Les | Salamon, Lester M.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 203-218.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B10356 Indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community governance, community leadership and the new local government. /

by Clarke, Michael | Stewart, John.

Publisher: York, U.K. York Publishing Services for Joseph Rowntree Foundation 1998Description: 29 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references Chair: Senator Rosemary Crowley missing 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Global civil society : dimensions of the nonprofit sector. /

by Salomon, Lester, (ed.).

Publisher: Baltimore, MD Center for Civil Society Studies Publications 1999Description: xix, 511 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Managing social policy. /

by Clarke, John (ed.) | Cochrane, Allan (ed.) | McLaughlin, Eugene, (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Sage 1994Description: vi, 250 p. ; 24 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social security in Australia. /

by Carney, Terry | Hanks, Peter.

Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. Oxford University Press 1994Description: xxiv, 352 p. Includes index.Notes: Rev. and expanded ed. of: Australian social security law, policy and administration / Terry Carney & Peter Hanks. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1986.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Centrelink experiment : innovation in service delivery. /

by Halligan, John | Wills, Jules.

Publisher: 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic Copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 201-218 Family & early years School to work Into & out of work Retirement & ageingSummary: "Centrelink was established in 1997 as part of the Howard government s bold experiment in re-framing social policy and re-shaping service delivery. Centrelink was the embodiment of a key tenet of the Howard vision for public service: a specialised service delivery provider agency separated from the policy functions of the purchaser . Carved out of a monolithic Department of Social Security, Centrelink was established along business lines operating 320 service centres and delivering payments to 10 million Australians. Although enjoying monopoly provider status, the organisation was required to deliver services to many different clients on behalf of its purchasing departments (up to 25 in total) under the terms of quasi-contractual service agreements. It was meant to demonstrate a greater level of both transparency and accountability for the administration of payments amounting to over Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Welfare to work : conditional rights in social policy /

by Paz-Fuchs, Amir.

Publisher: Oxford University Press 2008Description: xx, 226 p. : ill.Notes: Contents: Welfare-to-work programmes in modern welfare states -- Welfare-to-work programmes under the Poor Laws -- Contemporary welfare-to-work programmes -- From equality to the right to welfare -- Welfare, work, and social inclusion.Summary: "Welfare-to-work programmes aim to assist the long-term unemployed in finding work, to increase labour market flexibility, to eliminate dependency, and to tackle social exclusion. They have been implemented in many Western countries. This book focuses on an important and novel feature of these programmes: replacing the rights-based entitlements that have characterized the welfare state for decades with conditional rights dependent on the fulfillment of obligations." "This new type of social contract between the claimant and the state carries with it a new construction of the relationship between rights and responsibilities, and a new interpretation of citizenship. Paz-Fuchs examines the theoretical underpinnings of welfare-to-work programmes, incorporating a comparative analysis of the UK and USA, where the ideal of social citizenship is being curtailed through welfare reforms. He argues that when the rhetoric of the social contract is used to imply a continuous contract between citizens and the state, a vast array of conditions on welfare can be legitimated. These conditions include workfare, the obligation to accept any job offer, and moral and social preconditions that are based on a vague notion of reciprocity. Paz-Fuchs argues, by contrast, that conditional welfare undermines civil rights such as the right to privacy and family life by requiring welfare claimants to change their behaviour. He contends that strengthening welfare rights and relaxing preconditions on entitlement would better serve the objectives that welfare-to-work programmes are supposed to advance."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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