Articles on Federal Budget 2014

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Cuts in social spending should be carefully analysed to assess their impact on income disparities. AAP/Tim Cole

‘Robin Hood’ and ‘piggy bank’: what the welfare state does for us

As a tough federal budget round looms, there has been suggestions that the pension eligibility age could rise to 70, indexation of pensions could be changed, Family Tax Benefit Part B could be more tightly…
Effective social work focuses on fostering meaningful human relationships for the common good. Robert Kneschke/Shutterstock

In defence of social service that puts the needs of people first

You might assume that social work, as one of Australia’s oldest and well-established caring professions, needn’t worry about its future. You’d be wrong. Far-reaching changes to organisational culture and…

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