Lester Thompson BSC BSocWk MRegSc PhD (Qld) is a Senior Lecturer at Southern Cross University.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
Ideology in Public Policy: An Examination of Aggressive Paternalism and Enculturation in Indigenous Assistance Programs

This study examines the intentions of Australian social policy and compares them with the processes that realise indigenous assistance policy.

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From Indigenous Cultural Recognition to Economic Mainstreaming: A Case Study of Indigenous Australian Communities

This paper examines the values and logic of contemporary government when dealing with marginalised populations. It highlights a particular value set and considers these critically.

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Perceptions about Traditional Culture in the Solomon Islands and their Potential for Assisting in The Protection of Vulnerable Children

A delphi method pilot study of perceptions of traditional culture as a strength in child protective processes.

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Neoliberalism: The Corruption of Human Nature

This paper engages human evolutionary theory to expose attributes of human nature that might be relevant to ideology, social theory, and governance.

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Published online: August 22, 2014

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Australian Governance of Indigenous People: Neo-liberal, Social-conservative, Social-democrat, or Evidence-based?

This paper examines several ideologies and considers how these impact upon Indigenous policy and social work in Australia.

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Published online: March 5, 2015

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Caution Regarding Righteous Absolutes: Relational Ethics and Social Welfare Intervention in the Pacific Nations

Melanesian cultural matters are considered for their strengths in regard to protecting vulnerable people. These are contrasted with welfare needs and a relationist approach to welfare intervention is explored.

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Published online: October 5, 2016

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Towards Culturally Safe Social Policy Processes for Aboriginal Australians

This is an examination of how the concept cultural-safety can be used critically to assist in the development of better social policy for Indigenous Australians.

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