Non-Government Welfare Organisations diversity
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It has often been said that social work is an attempt to apply private solutions to public ills. Is this what NGWOs are about? Traditional argument is that NGWOs are innovative and flexible. The potential for innovation however can be found in both government and NGWOS, and the location of innovative action is often fortuitous. While many NGWOs rely on government for funding, government relies on NGWOs for service provision.
Speech presented at the Australian Council of Social Services Congress, Sydney, 8 September 1983 by Adam Graycar, Director, Social Welfare Research Centre, University of New South Wales. This speech is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/