1. Auflage 2006,
256 Seiten, Kartoniert, Format (B × H): 152 mm x 239 mm, Gewicht: 404 g
Verlag: Federation Press
Noone / Tomsen Lawyers in ConflictThis book provides a comprehensive account of the modern Australian legal aid system. It charts the twists and turns of policy and practice over the past 30 years with a particular focus on: the reaction of the legal profession to conflicts and debates about legal aid policy and services and the way in which this has both reflected and accentuated major shifts in the social and political structure of the profession itself; the development of community legal centres from radical fringe organisations to accepted legal practices, which provide a value for money service and work in alliance with the big city firms; the constancy of government calls for fiscal restraint and the recurrent lack of clear objectives despite widely varying approaches by different administrations.
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Contents Part One - Overview: Professional conflict and welfarism Legal needs and the origins of contemporary legal aid The Whitlam years: Public aid and social democratic vision Professional reactions, mobilisation and division Fraserism, conflict and State commissions Part Two - Overview: Professional change, neo-liberalism and the state Growth, consolidation and crisis From providers to purchasers and suppliers Community legal centres: Autonomous and alternative Conclusion: Professionalism and Australian legal aid in retrospect