Presentation by Dr Susan St John for the David Wakim Memorial Lecture

Getting Welfare Right for a Peaceful Future

Associate Professor Susan St John guest lectures at the 2017 seminar, taking the audience on a journey of welfare from its beginnings in Aotearoa New Zealand: since the Social Security Act of 1938, through to policies of the 1960s and to the catastrophic effects of the neoliberal reform in the 1980s and 1990s. Susan has dedicated 25 years to serving the cause of reducing child poverty in New Zealand, and what we need to do to reform welfare for a peaceful future.

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