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Focussing upon the function of complaint investigation and conciliation, the paper reviews the provisions and operation of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. Between 31 October 1975 and 10 December 1981 a total of 5,383 complaints were received by the Commissioner for Community Relations, with...
Pressures to contain or reduce public expenditure are giving rise to policies geared to reduce the demand for direct state services. These involve alternative programs featuring the transfer of responsibilities, but not necessarily control, to more local, private, and family bases. Such trends...
Mainstream Australian community work has consistently attempted to present itself as an ideologically neutral professional discipline. In this paper we point to the inherent conservative nature of non‐ideological practice and suggest that through adopting leftist and feminist ideologies the...
In order to achieve its purpose a hostel should have a clearly defined association with both acute hospital and nursing home. This report is a study of the reasons for separation of residents from a hostel over a period of four years; it included temporary admissions to an acute hospital...
In this article the author examines the concept of permanency planning, and the development of that concept in child welfare practice in Australia and overseas. The Paper examines the philosophical and ethical dilemmas associated with the concept, given the often‐competing rights of parent and...
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