The Parliamentary Library's guide to Welfare law contains links to legislation and key national welfare bodies, many of which publish their research freely online. It also provides a history and chronology of welfare law.
The following two Australian Government reports also provide an historical overview:
- A compendium of legislative changes in social security 1908-1982
- A compendium of legislative changes in social security 1983-2000
We also have several eResources which will help you locate journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings. While the following eResources are only accessible within the Library's Reading Rooms, you might also be able to find them at your local library:
- FAMILY : Australian Family & Society Abstracts Database
- Health Issues in Criminal Justice (CINCH-Health)
Other more general indexing and full text services include:
Trove can help you find and get items at libraries near you.