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Social Policy in Australia


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Part 1: Introduction to Social Policy1. What is Social Policy?2. Values, Concepts and Social Policy Design3. A Framework for Understanding and Action4. The Institutional Context for Decisions and ActionPart 2: The Historical, International and Changing Context for Action5. The Historical Context for Action6. Australian Social Policy in an International Context7. Changes and ChallengesPart 3: Areas for Social Policy Action8. Population: An Ever-present Policy Issue9. Unemployment Policy: Unemployment, Underemployment and Labour Market Insecurity10. Social Security Policy: Doing More with Less?11. Housing Policy: Big Problems but Well Down the Agenda12. Health Policy: Change and Continuity13. Education Policy: Issues, Debates and Opportunities in Australian Schooling14. Community Services: Challenges for the Twenty-first Century15. Climate Change: A New Challenge for Social Policy16. Taxation: Paying for Policy

About the Author

Alison McClelland - a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission. She has previously held senior positions in government, academia and the community sector. Paul Smyth - Professor of Social Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne.

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