By John Murphy

an honest Provision is a story heritage of ways and why Australia outfitted a particular welfare regime within the interval from the 1870s to 1949. first and foremost of this era, the Australian colonies have been belligerently insisting they need to no longer have a bad legislations, but had reproduced the various structures of charitable provision in Britain. via the beginning of the 20 th century, a mixture of prolonged suffrage, uncomplicated salary law and the elderly pension had ended in a name as a 'social laboratory'. And but part a century later, Australia was once a 'welfare laggard' and the hard work Party's welfare country of the mid-1940s was once a comparatively modest and parsimonious development. versions of welfare in response to social assurance were vigorously rejected, and the Australian approach persevered on a course of hugely residual, specific welfare funds. The e-book explains this curious and halting trajectory, displaying how offerings made in prior many years restricted what may be performed, and what can be imagined. in response to huge new learn from various fundamental resources it makes an important contribution to common ancient debates, in addition to to the sector of comparative social policy.

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