Victor Quirk

Victor Quirk
Centre of Full Employment and Equity · Also: School of Humanities and Social Sciences

PhD

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Publications (14)
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In 1945 the Curtin Labor Government declared it had the capacity and responsibility to permanently eliminate the blight of unemployment from the lives of Australians in its White Paper ‘Full Employment in Australia’. This was the culmination of a century of struggle to establish the ‘right to work’, once a key objective of the 19th century labour m...
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The political implications of the financial dependence of Australian Governments on the London financial houses prior to the Second World War are considered in relation to the preservation of unemployment as a social management tool. The induction and preservation of unemployment through private control over public finance is examined, with implica...
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Modern opponents of full employment are strategically disinclined to openly defend their position, which creates distortion in the debate over direct methods of establishing full employment, such as the Job Guarantee. This study explores opposition to the full employment policy of the early British Labour Party known as the 'Right to Work' (RTW), w...
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This paper evaluates the effectiveness of disability employment policy in assisting people with psychiatric disability to find, or return to, paid work. We argue that the poor employment outcomes from current programs establish the need for a paradigmatic shift in the form of a state-provided Job Guarantee (JG) for people with psychiatric disabilit...
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Abstract and outline. This paper argues for specific, major, institutional reforms capable of building a high-
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The English Poor Laws are reviewed to illustrate a model of social domination based around the metaphor of the toll bridge, in which a controllable threshold separates a relatively repulsive situation from a relatively attractive one. The morphing of feudal servitude into waged labour progressively confronted the peasantry with a threshold separati...

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