Australian Journal of Social Issues

The AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES is published by the Australian Social Policy Association to provide an inter-disciplinary forum for debate on significant and controversial social policy issues. It deals with questions of social justice as most broadly defined. Articles discuss particular social issues, review conceptual problems, present empirical studies and debate policy alternatives. The journal is editorially independent of the Association and the universities to which editors and contributors are affiliated.

Editors Emeritus

Tony Eardley, University of New South Wales

Gabrielle Meagher, University of Sydney


Boyd Hunter, Australian National University

Julie Lahn, Australian National University

Associate Editors

Myra Hamilton, University of New South Wales

Cameron Parsell, University of Queensland

Kelly Richards, Queensland University of Technology

Peter Smith, Monash University

Production Officer

Tracy Deasey, Australian Social Policy Association

Editorial Board

Janeen Baxter, University of Queensland

Bruce Bradbury, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW

Bettina Cass, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW

David de Vaus, University of Queensland

Alison McClelland, Productivity Commission

Bill Martin, University of Queensland

Jane Millar, University of Bath

Jan Pakulski, University of Tasmania

Janet Taylor, Brotherhood of St Laurence

Peter Whiteford, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW


AJSI is a fully peer reviewed journal, indexed in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), ISI Thomson Scientific Index and by the Australian Public Affairs Information Service (APAIS).

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Instructions for authors

Guidelines for the use of qualitative research materials

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