Number 1: The Australian system of social protection - an overview

The paper is intended to highlight for visiting economists those features of the Australian income support system and its social and institutional context that differ from those existing overseas, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Provides a factual overview of the Australian system of income support within the broader context of social protection policies. The paper highlights those features of the Australian income support system and its social and institutional context that differ from those existing overseas, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The second edition of this publication was released in June 2002 as Occasional Paper number 6.

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