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Much obliged: disadvantaged job seekers' experiences of the mutual obligation regime

by Ziguras, Stephen J | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Dufty, Gavin | Considine, Mark.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2003Description: vi, 61 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2003 Includes bibliographical references Includes insert: Getting a job can be a game of chance... (4 p.)Summary: A joint research project conducted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, which reveals that some Centrelink requirements actually hinder people, especially those facing multiple barriers, from finding work. The authors argue that the Federal Government should provide more resources for programs targeting disadvantaged jobseekers. ; A joint research project conducted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, which reveals that some Centrelink requirements actually hinder people, especially those facing multiple barriers, from finding work. The authors argue that the Federal Government should provide more resources for programs targeting disadvantaged jobseekers.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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From risk to opportunity : labour markets in transition /

by Ziguras, Stephen J | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Hancock, Linda | Considine, Mark | Howe, Brian.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: 17 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2004 Includes bibliographical references SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The ‘From Risks to Opportunity: Labour Markets in Transition’ project aims to respond to the social and economic circumstances of the 21st century by drawing on a range of researchers across Australia to develop new policy directions based on the concept of transitional labour markets (TLMs). It is funded by a two year Australia Research Council (ARC) Linkages grant and led by Prof. Mark Considine and Prof. Brian Howe from the Centre for Public Policy and Associate Prof. Linda Hancock from Deakin University, in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence, CEDA and the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR). This background paper describes the significant social and economic changes over the last three decades which have rendered traditional policy assumptions obsolete. It then describes the notion of transitional labour markets which could form the basis for a new approach to policy more in tune with contemporary social and economic circumstances.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Networks, innovation and public policy : politicians, bureaucrats and the pathways to change inside government /

by Considine, Mark.

Publisher: New York, NY Palgrave Macmillan 2009Description: xvi, 231 p. ; 23 cm.Notes: Formerly CIP. Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Drawing on a major quantitative and qualitative study, involving almost 800 actors and their networks, this book examines the different normative approaches politicians, bureaucrats and community actors use to frame the innovation puzzle, arguing that these create specific cultures of innovation. Combining public policy with social network analysis, the authors explore the role of formal institutions and informal networks in promoting and impeding governmental innovation. It shows conclusively that networks matter more than any other single attribute, shaping local cultures in governments and marking out differences in the way politicians and bureaucrats address innovation inside government."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The MacroMelbourne Initiative: developing strategic responses to disadvantage in Melbourne: today and towards 2030: response to paper /

by Howe, Brian | Considine, Mark | Smyth, Paul.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: 5p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: April 2006Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

What are best-practice programs for jobseekers facing high barriers to employment?

by Borland, Jeff | University of Melbourne. Department of Economics | Considine, Mark | Kalb, Guyonne | Ribar, David | University of Melbourne. School of Social and Political Sciences | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2016Description: 18 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 2016Summary: This Policy Brief proposes a new model for employment programs to assist jobseekers with high levels of labour market disadvantage. Current employment programs in Australia are either unsuitable for or have been poorly designed to meet the needs of these jobseekers. Based on evidence from evaluations of employment programs and from practitioners, we argue that an employment program for jobseekers with high levels of disadvantage should substantially address their deficiencies in job readiness and skills and provide a pathway to employment via work experience. This is most likely to be feasible where programs are implemented at a local level through a partnership between service providers and employers. Why employment programs should include these elements is explained, and a variety of issues in implementing the proposed model of employment programs are discussed.Availability: (1)

The end of welfare as we know it : policy models and program innovations in the USA and the Neatherlands

by Considine, Mark | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 2001Description: [4 p.] PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 15 May Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Buying and Selling the Poor : Inside Australia's privatised welfare-to-work market / Siobhan Sullivan, Michael McGann and Mark Considine

by O'Sullivan, Siobhan | McGann, Michael | Considine, Mark.

Publisher: Sydney, NSW : Sydney University Press, 2021Description: 284 p. ; 21 cm.Summary: Buying and Selling the Poor ventures behind the scenes of the multibillion-dollar welfare-to-work system, offering new insights into how Australia responds to unemployment and disadvantage. As the authors tell the story of four local employment offices, they paint a vivid picture of a critically important social service which many people are aware of but which few properly understand. They also reveal the wider impacts that processes of marketisation and welfare reform have had on these frontline services over decades, and how the work of frontline staff and service providers has been transformed. Buying and Selling the Poor looks closely at how these services operate, why some succeed where others fail, and what can be learned from the stories of local staff and clients who have navigated the system. Three decades into this market experiment, how well are we doing in supporting our most vulnerable citizens to get back to work?Availability: No items available Checked out (1).

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