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Our homeless children : report of the national inquiry into homeless children. /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1989Other title: The Burdekin Report.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Chairman: Brian Burdekin. Commissioners: Jan Carter* and Wally DethlefsSummary: n 1987, after consulting with a wide range of individuals and organisations attempting to assist homeless children, analysing current policy directions and surveying the available literature, the Commission decided that there was a clear need for a national inquiry into homelessness as it affects children and young people. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights provides that children are to be accorded such measures of protection as are required by their status as minors) The Declaration of the Rights of the Child provides, more specifically, that all children have a right to enjoy special protection, to receive adequate housing, and to be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation.' It was clear to the Commission that a large number of Australian children were being denied these fundamental human rights.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Family-friendly work practices : differences within and between workplaces /

by Gray, Matthew | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Tudball, Jacqueline.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2002Summary: This study analyses the extent to which access to family-friendly work practices is influenced or determined by differential access within organisations as compared with differential access between organisations. The analysis is based upon the Australian Workplace Industrial Relations Survey 1995 (AWIRS95), a linked employee—employer data set. The linked nature of the data allows information from employers and employees to be combined, providing a unique perspective on the incentives and constraints employers face when deciding which work practices to make available to which employees. These data allow the first large-scale study in Australia of differences in access to family-friendly work practices amongst employees working in the same workplace.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Multi-agency working : a detailed study. /

by Atkinson, Mary | National Foundation for Educational Research | Wilkin, Anne | Stott, Alison | Doherty, Paul | Kinder, Kay.

Publisher: Slough, Berks. National Foundation for Educational Research 2002Description: vi, 228 p.Notes: January 2002 Includes bibliographical references LGA educational research programme -- cover. LGAresearch ; report 26 -- cover.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Welfare expenditure Australia /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 1999 -Summary: Welfare expenditure broadly comprises spending on welfare services and cash payments. Welfare-related aims are also supported by tax expenditures or foregone revenue such as tax exemptions, offsets and deductions that can be claimed for certain activities or by particular classes of taxpayer. Expenditure on both welfare services and cash payments has been based on who the payments or services are targeted at, using the ABS Government Purpose Classification (GPC) for financial transactions for welfare services. The four target groups are families and children, older people, people with disability, and others (such as Indigenous Australians, widows, refugees and migrants). ; Cash payments (or benefits) include pensions, carer allowances and parenting payments which provide income support for older people, people with disability, people who provide care for others, families with children, and war veterans and their families. One-off payments such as those made as part of the Economic Security Strategy are also included. ; Welfare services comprise services for which payments are made, for example child care services, or home and community care services for older people or people with disability. Spending on welfare services includes employee expenses, program costs, concessions and fees that clients paid. Assistance provided to meet child care costs, such as the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Tax Rebate is included in welfare services. Welfare spending, defined according to the four GPC welfare services categories, does not include all government spending on welfare services programs. For example, some programs relevant to people with disability are in GPC categories of education, health or housing.Availability: No items available

Improving outcomes and reducing costs for asylum seekers : a report for the Justice for Asylum Seekers Network / by Milbur Consulting ; [written by Tony Ward with research assistance from Nick Ward].

by Ward,Tony | Milbur Consulting | Ward, Nick | Justice for Asylum Seekers Network (JAS) | Ecumenical Migration Centre (EMC).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Justice for Asylum Seekers 2003Description: xi, 53 p.Notes: Project management and management for JAS (Justice for Asylum Seekers): Marc Purcell (Catholic Commission for Justice Development and Peace, Melbourne) and Ainslie Hannan (Ecumenical Migration Centre, EMC)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Moves to a basic income-flat tax system in Australia : implications for the distribution of income and supply of labour. /

by Scutella, Rosanna | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2004Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2004 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: (1)

Competing visions : National Social Policy Conference 2001, 4-6 July 2001, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. /

by University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2001Description: HTML.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A carer's guide : helping you care for someone with Alzheimer's or other dementias. /

by Teitel, Rosette | Wall, Sharon.

Publisher: Lane Cove, N.S.W. Finch Publishing 2001Description: 218 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Written by a woman whose husband developed vascular dementia, this easy-to-read volume provides essential information for anyone caring for a person with dementia, using minimal jargon and including practical suggestions and a questions and answers section. While originally designed for a U.S. audience, this edition contains extra information for Australasian readers.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Prosperity for all? : how low income families have fared in the boom times /

by McNamara, Justine | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Lloyd, Rachel | Toohey, Matthew | Harding, Ann.

Publisher: 2005; Bruce, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling. University of Canberra 2004Description: iv, 45 p. : ill. bibliog.p.32.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Also presented at the 9th AIFS Conference: Families Matter 2005; 14 October 2004 Summary: This report assesses how low-income Australian families with children have fared over the last six years, compared with other families. The researchers found that on average real incomes did rise between 1997–98 and 2004–05 for families with children in the bottom income quintile (the lowest 20%), and just kept up with increases in median family incomes. It should be noted that most of their income increase came from transfer payments (especially increased family tax benefits). The lowest income group did not, however, “catch up” relative to all families with children; and their increased incomes are likely to have been eroded by price increases such as those arising from the GST.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The price of freedom : young Indochinese refugees in Australia. /

by Krupinski, Jerzy (ed.) | Burrows, Graham (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Pergamon Press 1986Description: 283 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The changing settlement experience of new migrants : inter-wave comparisons for cohort 1 and 2 of the LSIA. /

by Richardson, Sue | Stack, Sue | Moskos, Megan.

Publisher: Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 2004Description: 104 p.Notes: Companion report: The changing labour force experience of new migrants : inter-wave comparisons for cohort 1 and 2 of the LSIA (B12470) Includes appendices June 2004Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How do they do it? : a time-diary analysis of how working mothers find time for the kids. /

by Craig, Lyn.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2005Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Diversity and change in Australian families : statistical profiles. /

by De Vaus, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2004Description: xvi, 335 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 322-328) and index.Summary: Over the last 25 or so years there is hardly an aspect of family life which has not changed. David de Vaus has produced a snapshot of the changing trends family life in Australia. The information has three main focus areas: ; The diversity of family types: couple families, lone parent families, other family types; ; The changes and transitions a family may experience: partnering and separation, decisions to have children or not, transitions in childhood and adolescence into adulthood; ; The issues affecting families: household expenditure, employment issues, childcare, relationship breakdown, caring for older people and people with disabilities in the family.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Poverty in childhood. /

by Nixon, James (ed.) | McWhirter, William (ed.) | Pearn, John (ed.).

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld Amphion Press 1990Description: 132 p.Online Access: Urban poverty as it affects children : Some costs of child and youth homelessness" by Jan Carter Notes: Link to Ch. 7 "Urban poverty as it affects children : Some costs of child and youth homelessness" by Jan Carter pp. 69-79 Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Looking back, looking forward : a quarter-century of social change : Australian Social Policy Conference 2005, 20-22 July 2005, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. /

by University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2005Description: HTML.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Income poverty, deprivation and exclusion : a comparative study of Australia and Britain. /

by Saunders, Peter | Adelman, Laura.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2005Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family services policy into action. /

by Flanagan, Kimberley Forbes, Angela.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Paid maternity, paternity and parental leave : public inquiry report. /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2009Summary: The Australian Government's statutory paid parental leave scheme should be taxpayer-funded, and should: provide paid postnatal leave for a total of 18 weeks that can be shared by eligible parents, with an additional two weeks of paternity leave reserved for the father (or same sex partner) who shares in the daily primary care of the child; provide the adult federal minimum wage (currently Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Learning support programs : education reform beyond the school.

by Bond, Sharon | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: vi, 29 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2009 Summary: This report presents the case for learning support programs (LSPs) and suggests that, in light of Commonwealth and state commitments to social inclusion, a serious policy and funding commitments to such programs is required as a key element of the implementation of the COAG National Plans for education reform.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

A picture of Australia's children 2009 /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report delivers the latest information on how, as a nation, we are faring according to key indicators of child health, development and wellbeing. Death rates among children have fallen dramatically, and most children are physically active and meet minimum standards for reading and numeracy. But it is not all good news. Rates of severe disability and diabetes are on the rise. Too many children are overweight or obese, or are at risk of homelessness, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children fare worse on most key indicatorsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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