NGCSOs and Capacity Enhancement of Low-Income People in South Australia

  • Rabindranath Bhattacharyya


This study seeks to identify the impact of the nongovernment community service organisations (henceforth NGCSOs) in developing capability of the low-income people in the Playford and Salisbury council areas of South Australia, especially in the field of education and health with a focus on general conceptual and methodological issues. Basing on the data collected from the ethnographic study, from the interviews of some key officials in the departments of health, education and social inclusion of the government of South Australia, from the case study of some members of a community service providing organisation and its client, and on the data published by ABS, ACOSS and SPRC on poverty, taxation and government expenditure in Australia, this chapter argues that a high payment by the government on social security and welfare purpose cannot ensure the alleviation of poverty unless there is a community-orientated approach in developing capabilities pursued by the NGCSOs. In doing so, this chapter points out certain limitations in the role of the Australian state that has constricted the development in the spheres of health and education among the low-income people of Playford and Salisbury of South Australia.


Good Governance Relative Deprivation Welfare Service Welfare Payment Disadvantaged People 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of BurdwanGolapbagIndia

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