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“It’s like they just don’t trust us”
The final report of an ARC Linkage Project with partners Jobs Australia, The Brotherhood of St Laurence and ACE recommends changes to improve effectiveness and flexibility and decrease the levels of administration and red tape while maintaining appropriate levels of reporting and accountability.
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A new book on Human Rights and Social Policy
‘An informative and wide-ranging international collection of case studies, which demonstrate the value of human rights and citizenship as a lens through which to study social policy’ – Professor Ruth Lister, Loughborough University, UK 
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