Capabilities, rights and justice in the context of Australian Aboriginal welfare policy

Duhs, L. Alan and Davidoff, Laura (2009) Capabilities, rights and justice in the context of Australian Aboriginal welfare policy. Forum for Social Economics, 39 1: 23-31. doi:10.1007/s12143-009-9048-7


Author Duhs, L. Alan
Davidoff, Laura
Title Capabilities, rights and justice in the context of Australian Aboriginal welfare policy
Journal name Forum for Social Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1874-6381
Publication date 2009-04-07
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12143-009-9048-7
Volume 39
Issue 1
Start page 23
End page 31
Total pages 9
Editor Marangos, John
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
140219 Welfare Economics
149999 Economics not elsewhere classified
149903 Heterodox Economics
Abstract Since white settlement of Australia in 1788, the Aboriginal community has remained a conspicuously disadvantaged minority group. Decades of Federal and State government welfare policies have not prevented alcoholism, domestic violence and unemployment from undermining life in Aboriginal communities. Radically different policies are now being trialled, in recognition that a social emergency exists and in recognition that ‘money for nothing’ welfare handouts have not succeeded in developing human capabilities in Aboriginal communities. Despite the 2008 ‘sorry day’ apology, emotional hurts still run deep, and perceived injustices continue to impact upon the recognition of Aboriginal rights and the advancement of Aboriginal capabilities.
Keyword Australian Aboriginal well-being
Capabilities
Rights
Justice
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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