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Title: Voluntary Action, Social Welfare and the Australian Assistance Plan in the 1970s
Contributor(s): Oppenheimer, Melanie (author)
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.1080/10314610802033155
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Abstract: The Australian Assistance Plan (AAP), a little-remembered yet radical and imaginative program of social welfare reform, was introduced by the Whitlam government in 1973 and abolished three years later by the Coalition government of Malcolm Fraser. This article will chart the history of the short-lived AAP, its genesis and its demise, and argue that the AAP, while always controversial, helped to reinvigorate the voluntary sector in Australia and recast ways in which governments and voluntary organisations interacted, especially in terms of social welfare delivery.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Historical Studies, 39(2), p. 167-182
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1031-461X
Field of Research (FOR): 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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