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Indigenous Australians and the rules of the social security system: Universalism, appropriateness and justice

Sanders, Will


Noel Pearson has recently argued that inclusion, over the last 30 years, in a 'passive' welfare system has been to the detriment of Aboriginal society. This article approaches the inclusion of Aboriginal people in the social security system from a slightly different perspective, while taking seriously Pearson's concerns. It argues that, despite norms and aspirations of universalism, rules within the social security system are social constructs derived from and intended for the particular social...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2004.00385.x


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