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Zero-Sum Social Policy: Going Gig and the Australian National Disability Insurance Program

Attempting to understand the drivers behind emerging gig labour markets.

May 07, 2019

Hello AltAusterity readers! Today we feature a paper that Dr. Donna Baines (University of Sydney) presented at our conference in Berlin titled, "Zero-Sum Social Policy: Going Gig and the Australian National Disability Insurance Program". Authored with Dr. Fiona Macdonald (RMIT University), a discussion unfolds on the disability rights movement and views on disability as socially constructed. Baines and Macdonald unpack gig labour markets by exploring the "zero-sum game precipitated by social policy aimed at expanding human rights". Their paper focuses on the context of marketized care and the individualization of service users.

We will be posting the PowerPoint that Donna presented in Berlin in the coming weeks.

If you would like to learn more about Donna, check out her faculty page, here: http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/about/staff/profiles/donna.baines.php

To learn more about Fiona, click here to read her faculty page: https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/m/macdonald-dr-fiona

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