Introduction; Part I. Debates and Principles: 1. Fundamental debates in social policy; 2. Personal and professional values in human services practice; Part II. Australian Social Policy: 3. The history of Australian social policy; 4. The policy-making process; Part III. The Human Services: 5. Funding and governance in Australian human services; 6. Australian human services organisations; Part IV Australian Social Policy in Practice: 7. Income support; 8. Employment; 9. Housing; 10. Health care; 11. The family and child welfare; 12. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; 13. Citizenship and globalisation; Summary and conclusion.
This text introduces readers to the mechanisms of policy development, implementation and evaluation in Australia.
Ed Carson has researched, taught and published on Australian social policy for many years and has been employed in a variety of positions in this field. He has recently retired from his previous roles as Professor of Social Policy, and before that as Dean of Graduate Studies, at the University of South Australia. Lorraine Kerr has researched, taught and published on Australian social policy for many years and has been employed in a variety of positions in this field. She has recently retired from her previous roles as a social planner and social worker in local government and lecturer at a number of universities.