Articles by: Fiona Macdonald

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Marketising Social Care, by Fiona Macdonald

Why we need to talk about the NDIS

Informit: Marketising social care

As the Productivity Commission continues to look for new ways to introduce 'greater user choice, competition and contestability' in human services, the marketisation of social care in Australia proceeds apace. Here, as in the other liberal states (the United States, Canada and Britain) and in many European countries, care provisions for children, the elderly, the ill and people with disabilities are increasingly likely to be commodities purchased by consumers through markets. We are in the…