Contracting out community services, marketisation and wages

Macdonald, F and Pegg, M 2018, 'Contracting out community services, marketisation and wages' in Andrew Stewart, Jim Stanford, Tess Hardy (ed.) The Wages Crisis in Australia. What it is and what to do about it., University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 129-142.


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Title Contracting out community services, marketisation and wages
Author(s) Macdonald, F
Pegg, M
Year 2018
Title of book The Wages Crisis in Australia. What it is and what to do about it.
Publisher University of Adelaide Press
Place of publication Adelaide, Australia
Editor(s) Andrew Stewart, Jim Stanford, Tess Hardy
Start page 129
End page 142
Subjects Social Policy
Industrial Relations
Summary This chapter focuses on contracting out and the marketisation of social and community services to explore how governments' competition policies have kept wages down and are likely to continue to do so under current policy settings. It explores the role of Australian governments in keeping community services wages low through limiting enterprise bargaining. In particular it explores the case of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to consider how its individualised 'cash-for-care' model of publicly funded social services is negatively impacting on the wages and conditions of low-paid service workers.
Copyright notice © 2018 The Contributors
Keyword(s) wages
disabilities
volunteer labour
non-destructive testing
funding
public sector
communities
outsourcing
employment
equal pay
ISBN 9781925261837
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