Social change and voluntary organisations in South Australia
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The population structure of South Australia is undergoing dramatic and rapid change, and this will have monumental ramifications for the way South Australians live, the levels of production, the quality and quantity of services, and the structure of society. At present S.A. is more heavily dependent on Commonwealth Grants than any other State except Tasmania. (Commonwealth Grants comprise 69 per cent of South Australia's total state receipts). It seems most likely that South Australia's financial dependency on the Commonwealth will increase over the years as its population share declines. Something else that will increase will be the number of elderly people in S.A.
Speech presented to the South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS), October 27 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/