When the five giants of post war reconstruction meet the four pillars of welfare reform-young people lose out, again

Dee, Mike (2014) When the five giants of post war reconstruction meet the four pillars of welfare reform-young people lose out, again. In West, Brad (Ed.) Proceedings of the TASA 2014 Annual Conference, University of South Australia, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA.

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Abstract

This paper discusses proposed changes to the Australian welfare state in the Welfare Review chaired by Patrick McClure and launched by Kevin Andrews, Minister for Social Services in the Abbott government, in a recent address to the Sydney Institute. Andrews cited the Beveridge Report of 1942, referring to Lord William Beveridge as the “godfather of the British post-war welfare state”, commending him for putting forward a plan for a welfare state providing a minimal level of support, constituting a bare safety net, rather than “stifling civil society and personal responsibility” through generous provision. In line with a key TASA conference theme of challenging institutions and identifying social and political change at local and global levels, this paper examines both the Beveridge Report and the McClure Report, identifying key issues and themes of relevance to current times in Australia.

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ID Code: 78998
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Beveridge Report, McClure Review,, Reconstruction, Welfare State, Young People
ISBN: 9780646927350
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Social Policy (160512)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2014 23:09
Last Modified: 06 May 2015 05:19

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