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Title: Child Poverty, Homelessness and the Exploitation of Children
Contributor(s): Simpson, Brian Hendry (author)
Publication Date: 2008
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2261
Abstract: This chapter places in context the manner in which the law seeks to address issues of child poverty, homelessness and the exploitation of children. Child poverty is an area where politicians have set overly ambitious goals. In 1987, then Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, pledged that 'by 1990 no Australian child will be living in poverty' - a pledge he now regrets having made. The Canadian House of Commons passed a motion in 1989 which stated the goal of eliminating child poverty in Canada by 2000. In 1999, then United Kingdom Prime Minister, Tony Blair, similarly pledged to end child poverty in the annual Beveridge Lecture. While equally ambitious as his Australian counterpart, Blair's speech nevertheless set out the agenda for bringing about this reform, indicating its overlapping aspects by identifying reform of student finance, youth employment programs, welfare law reform, pension reform, child-support law reform, family and child benefit reform and long-term care and housing benefit reform as part of an integrated approach to ending child poverty.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Children and the Law in Australia, p. 122-145
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Place of Publication: Chatswood, Sydney
ISBN: 9780409323900
Field of Research (FOR): 180113 Family Law
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Other Links: http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an42387709
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=pl8DKQAACAAJ
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