A Century of Australian Social Policy
Subject 102-497 (2009)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Total Time Commitment: 2 contact hours/week , 8 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.|
|Prerequisites:||Admission to relevant Masters coursework or Honours programs.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof John Francis Murphy
|Subject Overview:||This subject explores the history of Australian social policy, interweaving five themes: the rise and fall of state-regulated wages, the ways that income support was shaped by this arbitration system, the gendering and de-gendering of the welfare system and its relationship to the family, the separate and privileged position of veteransÂ’ welfare, and the distinctive place of the faith-based welfare sector in the mixed economy of welfare. This historical survey is combined with examination of theories on the comparative analysis of welfare regimes. The subject starts from the principle that to understand where we are going involves understanding where we have come from, and that we need historical depth to comprehend contemporary transformations in the type of policy regime constructed in Australia. Through an investigation of the antecedents of Â“welfare reformÂ”, industrial relations deregulation, the de-gendering of welfare, and the shift towards contracting non-government welfare agencies to administer the poor, the subject provides an opportunity to examine the present in the light of the past.|
|Assessment:||A book review of 1000 words 20% (due week 6 of semester) and a research essay of 4000 words 80% (due during the examination period). Students must complete all assignments and attend at least 80% of classes to be eligible for assessment.|
|Prescribed Texts:||A subject reader will be available at the beginning of semester. |
|Recommended Texts:||A subject reader will be available from the Bookroom at the beginning of semester.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Bachelor of Public Policy and Management |
Bachelor of Public Policy and Management(Honours)
Master of Criminology (CWT)
Master of Public Policy and Management (Coursework)
Master of Social Policy
Australian Studies |
Public Policy and Management
Public Policy and Management
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