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Although the incidence of unemployment in Australia is well established, the causes of unemployment remain controversial. Various putative causes for unemployment exist, including the unemployment benefits system. The present study sought to estimate the impact of the generosity of Australian...
Many people believe that discriminatory social attitudes are the fundamental cause of disablement. In this view, attitudinal change is regarded as the key to the emancipation of disabled people from the social oppression of disability. However, historical materialists, such as Abberley (1991a)...
This article draws on research into the 1987 inquiry into nursing in Victoria, which was commissioned to appease nursing unrest over unresolved issues in the settlement of the historic 1986 nurses' strike. It explores questions surrounding the perceived dichotomy between professional and...
In 1992, the Public Health Unit in Newcastle, NSW, decided to investigate the impact on children of pollution from lead‐based sources in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas. The investigation centred around Boolaroo, a small suburb in Lake Macquarie that is dominated by Pasminco Metal...
This article presents the results of preliminary research into the nature of career progression within the community sector in NSW, using a supply‐side analysis and drawing on the experience of 200 community sector workers over the past 10 years. Contrary to expectations, the majority of workers...
Recent media coverage of child abuse in Victoria is critically analysed. Parallels are drawn between the substance and style of newspaper coverage of child abuse cases in the late nineteenth century ‘first wave’ of the child rescue movement and that in the late twentieth century ‘second wave’ of...
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