Social policy ‘generosity’ at a time of fiscal austerity: The strange case of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme

@article{Miller2017SocialP,
  title={Social policy ‘generosity’ at a time of fiscal austerity: The strange case of Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme},
  author={Pavla Miller and D. Hayward},
  journal={Critical Social Policy},
  year={2017},
  volume={37},
  pages={128 - 147}
}
  • Pavla Miller, D. Hayward
  • Published 2017
  • Economics
  • Critical Social Policy
  • In a climate of fiscal austerity, Australia’s neo-liberal government is continuing to fund and implement an expensive National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This article presents a demographic, funding and policy context for the introduction of the NDIS. Its success, we argue, must be situated in the context of development of a post-industrial workforce, and owes a lot to its embrace of social investment, marketisation of welfare services, and cash for care. We then look at two tensions… CONTINUE READING
    Marketising Disability Services: A love-hate relationship in a neoliberal world

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