Public policy and the non-government welfare sector
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University of New South Wales
This is a working paper for a larger report "Non-government welfare and the state". From the earliest days in colonial Australia 'charitable organisations' have been part of the social welfare system. Also from the earliest days these organisations have depended, in varying degrees, on public funds. The Commonwealth Task Force on Co-ordination in Welfare and Health (Bailey Report, Vol.2, p.32) estimated that there were between 15,000 and 60,000 organisations and agencies in Australia active in welfare/health/community development.
Speech presented to the Australasian Political Studies Association, Australian National University, Canberra, August 1981 by Adam Graycar and Ian Yates, Social Welfare Research Centre, University of New South Wales. This speech is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Social welfare system, Charitable organisations, Welfare organisations, Non-government welfare organisations, NGWO, Public policy, Social planning, Non-statutory welfare organisations