A 6 part program which uses comments from academics, social workers and politicians to discuss the welfare system in Australia. Explores the plight and welfare of Australians and analyses the state of our welfare system in relation to Great Britain, United States, Sweden, Soviet Union, Uruguay and Peru. Contents: The growing divide (29 min.), A net full of holes (28 min.), The sorry state (29 min.), The kindness of strangers (29 min.), Battlers or bludgers (29 min.), Who gives a buck (28 min.). Narrated by Jim Downes.