Harris, P. & O’Sullivan, D. (2001). Funding and providing social services: The good, the bad and the third way? In J. Barnes, M. Campbell, T. Ninnes & D. Swain (Eds.), Proceedings of SAANZ Conference 2000: Reinvigorating New Zealand Sociology: Practices, Projects, Politics and Protests (pp. 76-81). Hamilton, New Zealand: the University of Waikato.
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The funder/provider split in the area of social services is now a long-established reality in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It has been the subject of much debate and criticism see, for example, Boston et at 1996. However, it remains the principal means by which a range of NGO service providers gains access to State funding. At the same time, with the advent of a new Labour-Alliance coalition government in 1999, the possibility arises that one of the social policy reforms the government might consider would be to amend or even to abolish the funder/provider system.
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