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In "Yes, Virginia, there is a thing called Society": Social policy and the voluntary sector 2017, Professor Paul Smyth (University of Melbourne) argues that neoliberalism is losing its legitimacy.  He questions where this will lead, what kind of society will emerge and what it could mean for the “voluntary sector” ie community sector.  He raises concerns about “a motley crowd successfully tapping diffuse social alienation and anger.  It is as though the political system and society are drifting apart” and considers how our sector could engage with this new movement.