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AASW opinion: Ours is a society not just an economy

16th Jun 2016

Our political leaders’ relentless posturing in the run-up to the 2016 federal election is about being good economic managers but that is never an end in itself. If society as a whole benefits from good economic management then we are being well-served.

In contrast, good economic management that enables the rich to continue to get richer at the expense of common goods like education, health, income support and specialist services in areas such as family violence is dangerous.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers