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Welfare and community services review: setting the policy agenda
Two traditions manifest themselves in writings on social policy. One tradition sees the objectives of social policy as a quest after social improvement, as an exercise in setting desirable social objectives and in organizing ...
Current demographic points of interest (Labour force and ethnicity excluded)
This paper summarises Australia's demographic changes over recent years and population projections compared to other countries.
Non-government welfare organisations in South Australia
The data reported here are from a national survey which is presently being analysed in the Social Welfare Research Centre. It analyses numbers and incomes of non-government welfare agencies in Australia, their functions, ...
Accommodation after retirement
Family, income, health, and housing conditions are the major interlocking pieces in the kaleidoscope of well being of elderly people. Housing and accommodation, the subject of tonight's seminar is concerned not only with ...
Voluntary social welfare
Those of us in the social welfare industry are concerned with the well being of people in our community - with standards of life and living, with people's access to quality care, with informal social supports, and with ...
The results from the world survey of family policy guidelines demonstrate powerfully and unequivocally that family policy is, above all, a political construct. Like all political constructs it draws its meaning from ...
Voluntary agencies and aged care
Significant and monumental changes have taken place in the recent past in the structure of Australia's population, in the needs exhibited and expressed by the population, and in the methods used to attend to those needs. ...
Aged care in Australia: conflicting issues
For conventional reasons those aged 65 or more are regarded as constituting our population of elderly persons. 9.7% of Australia's population is aged 65 or more. Most are not in the labour force and thus rely for their ...
Accommodation options for elderly people
Elderly people require a wide range of supports, mostly income support, but also health services, housing support, and social services. Public resources which are allocated are substantial, yet the range of incomes, access ...
The politics of ageing
In the Social Welfare Research Centre we have been working on policy issues in aged care and we have analysed social welfare, which we have described as systems of allocations in any society in which benefits are distributed ...