A Decent Provision: Australian Welfare Policy, 1870 to 1949 by John Murphy PDF

By John Murphy

ISBN-10: 1138268291

ISBN-13: 9781138268296

ISBN-10: 1409407594

ISBN-13: 9781409407591

a good Provision is a story background of the way and why Australia equipped a particular welfare regime within the interval from the 1870s to 1949. before everything of this era, the Australian colonies have been belligerently insisting they need to no longer have a negative legislations, but had reproduced some of the structures of charitable provision in Britain. by means of the beginning of the 20 th century, a mixture of prolonged suffrage, easy salary legislation and the elderly pension had ended in a name as a 'social laboratory'. And but part a century later, Australia was once a 'welfare laggard' and the hard work Party's welfare nation of the mid-1940s used to be a comparatively modest and parsimonious building. versions of welfare in response to social assurance have been vigorously rejected, and the Australian method endured on a course of hugely residual, certain welfare funds. The ebook explains this curious and halting trajectory, displaying how offerings made in prior a long time restricted what can be performed, and what should be imagined. in line with wide new study from quite a few fundamental assets it makes an important contribution to common historic debates, in addition to to the sphere of comparative social policy.

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