Hunter, Rosemary and De Simone, Tracey (2009) Women, Legal Aid and Social Inclusion. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 44 (4). pp. 379-398.
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This article examines access to legal aid for women in light of the Australian government’s social inclusion agenda. It is notable that the government’s image of social citizenship does not include the ability to invoke and enforce legal rights, and that discourses of social exclusion have paid relatively little attention to gendered patterns of exclusion. The article reports on a study of applications for and refusals of legal aid for family law, domestic violence and anti‑discrimination matters by socially excluded women in Queensland. It demonstrates the variety of ways in which Legal Aid Queensland’s grants process operated to further exclude and marginalise these women. It argues that effective access to legal aid is an important element of social inclusion, but that this goal cannot be achieved by reliance on the tools of New Public Management.
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School|
|Depositing User:||Sarah Slowe|
|Date Deposited:||08 Mar 2010 09:06|
|Last Modified:||22 Mar 2011 16:56|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23853 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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