How can we tell if government decisions to sell public assets or change the way social services are delivered will benefit the public? This book explores these developments through rich case studies of a diverse set of social policy domains. The case studies demonstrate a range of effects of marketisation, including the impact on the experience of consumer engagement with social service systems, on the distribution of social advantage and disadvantage, and on the democratic steering of social policy.
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Robert Dixon’s book, Alex Miller: the ruin of time, was reviewed in The Australian recently. It’s the first book in our new series, Sydney Studies in Australian Literature.
Simon Chapman and Becky Freeman set out the evidence for the importance of plain packaging in striking at the heart of what remains of tobacco advertising. They examine the history of the idea, the tobacco industry’s frantic efforts to derail it, and the early evidence for its impact. Most importantly, they give tools to policy makers in other countries wanting to make the best case for plain packaging and to defend it from the inevitable attacks that will follow.
This innovative and non-traditional approach to exercise, the Lifestyle-Integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program, is being launched by the University of Sydney this week. Informed by a world-first study, the LiFE program incorporates balance and strength training into everyday activities and embeds it within their daily routines. It has been shown to reduce falls by 31 per cent.
See also the media release on the University website
Congratulations to our authors and panellists for a very successful launch this week of The other glass ceiling: fathers stepping up, mothers letting go. A spirited and positive discussion of caring and domestic duties in our society. See also the article on The Conversation.
Fighting for fatherhood by Stephen S. Holden