"It’s time" to meet our obligations: Education for what?
Tomlinson, John R. (2005) "It’s time" to meet our obligations: Education for what? In Australia New Zealand Student Services Association Conference, December 4-7, Canberra, Australia.
In 1972, after Whitlam’s "It’s Time" victory, it seemed to me that a better world was possible. Education, health and social services were revitalised. There was reform in the air and in those days reform meant ‘to make better to improve’. These days, ‘reform’ is again being spoken about - but it has a new meaning. Welfare ‘reform’ means loading more obligations onto the shoulders of those who are unemployed, have a disability or who are single parents. Kevin Andrews’ (2005 [a]) industrial relations ‘reform’ amounts to squeezing even more out of an already-stretched workforce. In such an environment, the health ‘reforms’ of “Medicare plus‿ result in less bulkbilling and greater costs accruing to individuals and families for private medical and pharmaceutical services. Brendan Nelson’s educational ‘reform’ means increasing student’s Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) debt, demolishing student unions and limiting students’ access to services.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Poster)|
|Keywords:||welfare reform, higher education, indigenous australians|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research|
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||18 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:31|
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