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Ageing in Australia: a pointer to political dilemmas
The social consequence of ageing is cumulative exclusion of a significant number of people from income, jobs, and meaningful roles in society. The political consequence is determination of the legitimacy of claims made ...
Normalisation: the new orthodoxy in human services?
Provision of services and accommodation for elderly people is a controversial and value-laden activity - something which has caused providers, researchers, policy makers, and elderly people themselves considerable anguish. ...
Pets and the elderly
Research around the world has shown the value of pets for older people. A pet is a friend to whom the loneliest person, practically incapable of communication with fellow humans can talk and express affection. People who ...
Points on discrimination
Age discrimination is making a choice which disadvantages, unfairly or unreasonably, an elderly person because of their age. The Equal Opportunity Act 1984 makes it unlawful to make a choice between two people on the ...
Mechanism for program co-ordination between the Commonwealth and State Governments
States rely on taxes and the Commonwealth for their income. Co-ordination of goals, values and targets is required for effective social welfare policy formation and joint program development.
Public and private in welfare services
This paper examines relationships between non-government welfare organizations (NGWOs) and governments, and discusses questions relating to the boundaries between statutory and non-statutory activities privatization of ...
Nursing homes and hostels review
There are numerous operators in the nursing home industry. The largest cost input comes from the Commonwealth Government and Commonwealth decisions are of significant interest to the State Governments, to Local Governments, ...
Research and policy
Policy making involves planning and negotiation. Researchers develop theory, provide data, promote socio-technical solutions. Research is one small element in the policy process.
Aged care - current challenges
100 years ago life expectancy at birth was 47 years for males and 51 years for females. Today it is around 70 for males and 77 for females. In some circles this increase in life expectancy is seen as a calamity for ...
As we look to the future, over the next 25 years S.A.'s population will increase by 27%; the population aged 65 and over by 67%; the population aged 75 and over by 118% and the over 85's by 225%.