Inclusion

September 12, 2016
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Half-Caste – any term making use of the word ‘half’ suggests an incomplete person

The following phrases are some of the terms that have been used to describe people of ‘mixed race’; the terms that are generally considered to be out-dated and offensive. Bi-racial […]
July 16, 2016
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Consultation versus Negotiation in a consumer directed care policy environment

I remember Pat Dodson once saying something like: “Aboriginal people are sick and tired of consultation that leads to no substantive change. We want a real role in decision making, Government needs to […]
July 12, 2016
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Re-Thinking the ‘Cashless Welfare Card’

Andrew Forrest’s idea of paying social security benefits with a prepaid card is not original; it has been popular in certain circles for many years and it is now operating in […]
July 3, 2016
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Australia’s 50 Years of Housing Policy Failure

Affordable housing is fundamental for the full social and economic participation of Australian people for their whole lives. Affordable housing should be considered a national priority for major policy reform. Australia has […]