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By Meredith Edwards, Cosmo Howard, Robin Miller

For the 1st time, a key insider explains how govt rules are created and carried out in Australia.

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HISTORY AND CONTEXT The ideas behind most policies often have a longer history than is generally recognised. The value for a practitioner of knowing the history of a policy and its underlying ideas lies not only in the broader understanding and perspectives this brings but also in possible economies of effort when it is discovered that the wheel does not have to be reinvented. The history of youth income support in Australia can be traced back at least to 1974, when parliament passed the Student Assistance Bill ‘to produce a revolution of access to education’ (Hansard, HR, 1973: 2067).

3 March 1984 Yesterday I had a couple of hours at the airport before coming back [from Melbourne] and spoke with Ross Garnaut from the Prime Minister’s Office. It was great to talk to Ross and he basically supported our proposal. He thought it would be a significant social reform if we got it through. CONSULTATION Consultation by both policy advisers and policy-makers with representatives of those potentially affected by policy changes can and usually does occur at all stages of the policy development process, both formally and informally.

June OECD invited to report on Australia’s youth policies. DEYA published background paper. Wilenski paper on youth income support. October OECD team visited Australia and conducted interviews. 1984 February OYA/SWPS published paper, Income Support for Young People. March Special meeting of Youth Ministers’ Council to consider youth income support, OECD report and Commonwealth–State cooperation in youth affairs. April IDC on Youth Policies started meetings on income support. August Treasurer announced a review of youth income support arrangements.

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