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dc.contributor.authorConsidine, M
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, S
dc.contributor.authorPhuc, N
dc.date.available2019-04-10T02:25:33Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-01
dc.identifierhttp://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000341648400007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=d4d813f4571fa7d6246bdc0dfeca3a1c
dc.identifier.citationConsidine, M., O'Sullivan, S. & Phuc, N. (2014). New public management and welfare-to-work in Australia: Comparing the reform agendas of the ALP and the Coalition. Australian Journal of Political Science, 49 (3), pp.469-485. https://doi.org/10.1080/10361146.2014.931343.
dc.identifier.issn1036-1146
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/221863
dc.description.abstractSince the 1990s, the adoption of new public management (NPM) as a management philosophy has translated into multiple waves of reform in the employment services sector in Australia, namely Working Nation (1994–96), Job Network (JN: 1996–2009) and Job Services Australia (JSA: 2009–present). Each wave has sought to improve the preceding policy. In this article, we examine changes implemented during the Rudd/Gillard Labor governments. Using government policy documents and survey data from frontline employment services staff, we compare JSA to JN against five benchmarks. Our data indicate that JSA has generated modest improvement. JSA is also a system with less emphasis on strong forms of sanctioning. Our combined data suggest that policy actors operating under NPM conditions are indeed able to influence specific aspects of frontline practice, but they must spend great effort to do so and must accept new imperfections as a consequence.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
dc.titleNew public management and welfare-to-work in Australia: Comparing the reform agendas of the ALP and the Coalition
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10361146.2014.931343
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Culture and Communication
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Social and Political Sciences
melbourne.affiliation.departmentProvost
melbourne.source.titleAustralian Journal of Political Science
melbourne.source.volume49
melbourne.source.issue3
melbourne.source.pages469-485
melbourne.elementsid912953
melbourne.contributor.authorO'SULLIVAN, SIOBHAN
melbourne.contributor.authorConsidine, Mark
melbourne.contributor.authorNguyen, Phuc
dc.identifier.eissn1363-030X
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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