Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
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Admission to relevant Masters coursework or Honours programs.
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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.
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).
Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment that is submitted after the due date and up to 10 working days late without an approved extension will be marked on a pass/fail basis only. Assessment that is submitted later than 10 working days will not be accepted or marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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A subject reader will be available at the beginning of semester.
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A subject reader will be available from the Bookroom at the beginning of semester.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
M.A.Australian Studies (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis) |
100 Point Master of Public Policy and Management |
100 Point Master of Social Policy
150 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
150 point program - full time over 18 months
200 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
200 Point Master of Social Policy
200 point program - full time over 18 months
200 point program - full time over 24 months
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