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Two alternative models of service provision are associated with decriminalisation of public drunkenness – the medical or sickness model and the social welfare model. In the development of alternative strategies to accompany decriminalisation, Australian jurisdictions have largely followed the...
This paper is an exploration of the contemporary definitions in use of the idea of a standard of living as it has been developed in social policy and economic research both in Australia and overseas. It is suggested that the assumptions underpinning the idea of a standard of living in areas such...
This paper reviews the literature on consumer bankruptcy in Australia and reports on data from a survey of a sample of consumer bankrupts in Melbourne who petitioned for their own bankruptcy. Data on their socio‐demographic characteristics, perceived causes of their bankruptcy and the nature of...
This article will argue that recent disability services legislation has selectively interpreted the concepts of normalisation and integration to focus on employment for people with an intellectual disability as a major policy goal. It will be contended that the nature of the contemporary labour...
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