Australian Left Review

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The initiatives taken by the Whitlam government in the field of social welfare should prompt the left to take a new look at the role played by social welfare schemes in modern capitalist society. It should be of some concern that Australian Government schemes such as the Australian Assistance Plan aim to “organise” local, working class communities and place social workers and members of related professions in positions of real power and influence in local communities.

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