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By John Murphy

an honest Provision is a story historical past of ways and why Australia outfitted a particular welfare regime within the interval from the 1870s to 1949. at first of this era, the Australian colonies have been belligerently insisting they need to no longer have a negative legislation, but had reproduced the various platforms of charitable provision in Britain. via the beginning of the 20th century, a mixture of prolonged suffrage, simple salary law and the elderly pension had resulted in a name as a 'social laboratory'. And but part a century later, Australia used to be a 'welfare laggard' and the exertions Party's welfare country of the mid-1940s used to be a comparatively modest and parsimonious development. versions of welfare in response to social coverage have been vigorously rejected, and the Australian method persisted on a direction of hugely residual, distinct welfare funds. The e-book explains this curious and halting trajectory, displaying how offerings made in past a long time restricted what may be performed, and what should be imagined. in line with broad new examine from various fundamental resources it makes an important contribution to normal old debates, in addition to to the sphere of comparative social policy.

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