Call for Expressions of Interest: New Editor for the Australian Journal of Social Issues

The Australian Social Policy Association (ASPA) invites applications to be a co-editor of the Australian Journal of Social Issues (AJSI) for a period of three-years from early 2016. The new co-editor will work alongside the current editor Boyd Hunter. The AJSI has contributed to the development of interdisciplinary analysis of social and policy issues in […]

Symposium explores social insurance

Registrations are now open for the annual symposium of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Co-sponsored by ASPA, Social Insurance for the 21st Century: Exploring pathways for a sustainable, equitable and effective welfare system is co-convened by Profs Allan Borowski and Bettina Cass and promises informed and lively discussion on national and international social […]

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Money matters: The state of play in child support

In Australia, as elsewhere, child support continues to attract considerable policy interest. Poverty has an ugly face, particularly for children, and an effective child support system can lessen the chances of children being thrust into poverty if their parents separate. Australia‚Äôs child support system is the envy of many countries around the world. But like […]