Social Policy in Australia 3rd edition guides students in understanding the meaning and operation of social policy in Australia.
Taking a critical approach, and placing their analysis of social policy in an international context, the authors provide a framework for understanding the roles and relationships of the key players and institutions that influence the decision-making process. This authoritative, up to date text is written in light of the latest change in government and tackles the issues most relevant in recent times, including climate change and social justice.
New to this edition
- New chapter 8 ‘Population: An Ever-present Policy Issue’
- Chapter 13 ‘Education Policy: Issues, Debates and Opportunities in Australian Schooling’ and Chapter 10 ‘Housing Policy: Change and Prospects’ have been re-written
- Significant updates to Chapter 12 ‘Healthy Policy: Change and Continuity’, which now addresses changing governments and health policy dynamics.
- Substantial updates to Chapter 16 ‘Taxation: Paying for Policy’