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Type: Journal article
Title: The Australian Assistance Plan and the Canadian connection: Origins and legacies
Author: Oppenheimer, M.
Collins, C.
Eklund, E.
Citation: Australian Historical Studies, 2018; 49(3):324-340
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 1031-461X
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Melanie Oppenheimer , Carolyn Collins and Erik Eklund
Abstract: Within the context of the war on poverty and an acknowledgement of the wider global phenomenon of a ‘post-industrial society’, the Australian Labor Party under Gough Whitlam sought out a range of reforming and innovative social policy programs. This article explores the origins of one such program, the Australian Assistance Plan (AAP), and its connections, similarities and differences to the Canada Assistance Plan. Drawing on extensive archival and oral history sources, it offers a comparative analysis of both national programs, then outlines how international social planning and community development ideas, especially from Canada, infused the AAP and its predecessor, the Geelong Experiment.
Description: Published online: 24 Jun 2018
Rights: Copyright status unknown
DOI: 10.1080/1031461X.2018.1470192
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