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Doing Something About Nothing: A Note on the Australian Government's Response to Dole Fraud1
Although the amount of dole cheating in Australia is really quite small, it is now clear that the problem has been manufactured and magnified by the deliberate actions of the Federal GovernmentExpand
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What is unnecessary surgery? Who shall decide? Issues of consumer sovereignty, conflict and self-regulation.
This paper presents the results of a study of selected surgical procedures in Queensland, Australia. The data are compared to trends in the U.S.A. and England and Wales. Attention is drawn to theExpand
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Rescuing the Good Samaritan: An Exposition and a Defence of the Samaritan Principle in the Welfare State
Catholics are urged to show a ‘preferential option for the poor’. For the most part debate about the exercise of such an option is primarily in terms of a justice model—righting the twin wrongs ofExpand
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Marxism and Social Policy: a critique of the ‘contradictions of welfare’
This paper looks critically at a central notion of the Marxist analysis of social policy – the contradictions of welfare. Two main variants of the argument are identified: the ‘paradox’ and ‘oppositeExpand
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Theory, Practice and 'Public Knowledge' in the Helping Professions
This paper takes seriously Mao's epigram to tackle two important and interrelated themes. First, it looks at the extent to which practice in one helping profession (social work) may be said to beExpand
The Professional Knowledge Base: A Critical Essay
This paper surveys some aspects of the professional social work knowledge base, focusing critical attention on both “theory for social work” (the behavioural science contribution) and “practiceExpand
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