Policy paper 2

Using the Althaus, C, Bridgman, P & Davis, G 2013, The Australian policy handbook, 5th edn, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, N.S.W. I have attached this text book with PDF file on additional file.

Texts provide an analysis of your chosen policy using the following headings.

1. What policy instrument/s have been used in the delivery of the policy?

2. How was the consultation carried out / by whom/ with whom?

3. How and with whom has the policy been coordinated?

4. How has the policy been implemented? Were there other implementation choices / strategies and if so what were they?

5. How has the evaluation been carried out and what were the findings / future recommendations?

The paper should be professionally presented and provide a sound structure of analysis throughout. Provide an introduction to your policy and conclude with the paragraphs on evaluation and future recommendations.

There should be a minimum of 20 references for this apaper

All the references must be in Australia.

Australian Policy Practice – Policy analysis using Althaus et al (2013)

Assignment 2: -Essay word limit 2,000;

Key components of this assignment

Comment by marker

Identification of the types of instruments  used to achieve the policy goals



Demonstrated understanding of the policy consultation and coordination



Demonstrated understanding of the policy implementation and stakeholder involvement.




Informed evaluation of the policy including how well objectives were met, the evaluation data, stakeholder opinions and reforms




The extent of reading and research and the use of social policy literature to support arguments



Adequacy of documentation and referencing



Essay structure including logical planning and sequencing, grammar and punctuation









Bacchi, CL 2009, Analysing policy: what’s the problem represented to be?, Pearson Education, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.

Althaus, C., Bridgeman, P., & Davis, G., (2013), The Australian Policy Handbook, Allan & Unwin, Sydney.

Kettner, P. M., & Martin, L.L., (1987), Purchase of Service Contracting: A Sage Human Services Guide, Sage, Newbury Park.

Althaus, Catherine., Bridgeman, Peter., & Davis, Glyn. (2013) The Australian Policy Handbook. Allan & Unwin. NSW.

Beck, Ulrich,(1992) Risk Society: towards a new modernity, Sage Publications, New Delhi.

Giddens, A., (1990) The consequences of modernity, Polity Press, Cambridge.

May, P., Sapotichne, J., & Workman, S. (2006) ‘Policy Coherence and Policy Domains’ The Policy Studies Journal, 34,3: 381-403

Wanna, J., Davis, G., Weller, P., & Robinson, M., (1994)Policy Development and Advice: Executive Development Program, Senior Executive Service, Brisbane.

Lord, J & Hutchison P 2003, ‘Individualised Support and Funding: building blocks for capacity and inclusion’, Disability and Society, vol. 18, no 1, 2003, pp.71-86

Manthorpe, J. Stevens M RapaportJ Challis, D Jacobs, S Netten, A Jones, K Knapp, M Wilberforce, M GlendinningC ‘Individual budgets and adult safeguarding: Parallel or converging tracks? Further findings from the evaluation of the Individual Budget pilots’ Journal of Social Work,vol. 11, non 4, pp.422-43

Spall , P McDonald, C Zetlin2004 Fixing the system? The experience of service users of the quasi-market in disability services in Australia’, Health and Social Care in the Community vol.13, no. 1, pp.56-63

Thill K 2015 ‘Listening for policy change: how the voices of disable people shaped Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme’, Disability and Society, vol. 30, no. 1 , pp 15-28

Williams F 2000 Principles of Recognition and Respect in Welfare in G’ Lewis, S Gewirtz& J. Clarke Rethinking Social Policy, SAGE, pp. 338-353


Anon., 2009. National Mental Health Policy 2008, s.l.: National Mental Health Strategy.

Butler, J., 2016. What the Major Parties Hae Promised for Mental Health. [Online]

Available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/06/27/what-the-major-parties-have-promised-for-mental-health/

Health, T. D. o., 2014. National Mentall Health Strategy. [Online]

Available at: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-strat

Health, T. D. o., 2015. Austrailian Government Response to Contributing Lives, Thriving Communities – Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services. [Online]

Available at: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-review-fact

Huxley, J., 2014. Mental Health Australia. [Online]

Available at: https://mhaustralia.org/general/why-australia-needs-national-strategy-prevention-mental-disorders

Whiteford, H. A. & Buckingham, W. J., 2005. Ten years of mental health service reform in Australia: are we getting it right?. Health Care, 182(8).

Whiteford, H., Buckingham, B. & Manderscheid, R., 2002. Australia’s National Mental Health Stategy. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 180(3), pp. 210-215.














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