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The health of a metropolis : the findings of the Melbourne Metropolitan Health and Social Survey / edited by Jerzy Krupinski and Alan Stoller.

by Melbourne Metropolitan Health and Social Survey | Krupinski, Jerzy | Stoller, Alan, 1911-2007 | Melbourne Metropolitan Health and Social Survey.

Publisher: [Melbourne] : Heinemann Educational Australia, 1971Description: 122 p. : illus., graphs, col. map, tables. ; 26 cm.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

National Grant-in-aid Directors' Conference : proceedings of the National Grant-in-Aid Directors' Conference, Melbourne, 22, 23, 24 May 1981. /

by Rodopoulos, Loula | National Grant-in-aid Directors' Conference.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Clearing House on Migration Issues 1981Description: 171 p.Notes: Compiled and edited by Loula Rodopoulos with assistance of Meigs GhentAvailability: Items available for loan: EMC Archives (1).

Engaging Indigenous parents in their children's education [electronic resource] / Daryl Higgins and Sam Morley.

by Higgins, Daryl J | Morley, Sam (Samuel R. A.) | Closing the Gap Clearinghouse (Australia) | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: [Canberra, A.C.T. : Closing the Gap Clearinghouse], 2014Description: 21p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Caption title.; "July 2014"; At head of title: Australian Government ; Australian Institute of Health and Welfare ; Australian Institute of Family Studies.; "Produced for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse"; AIHW cat. no. IHW 130.Summary: Engaging parents in their child's education improves the child's educational attainment and ongoing engagement in school. However, a family's socioeconomic position affects how they engage with their child's school, and the values fostered by schools are not always consistent with the values that are important to Indigenous families. This resource sheet identifies the key factors behind successful school engagement programs for Indigenous parents in Australia. It reviews evaluation studies on parental educational engagement in Australia and presents case studies on several programs that directly or indirectly support Indigenous parental involvement, including: Indigenous Parent Factor (IPF), The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) program, The Aboriginal Parental Engagement Program, the Irrkerlantye Unit at Bradshaw Primary School, Manyallaluk Homeland School, Motor Magic, and Families and Schools Together (FAST).Availability: (1)

An Australian newtown : life and leadership in a working-class suburb / Lois Bryson and Faith Thompson.

by Bryson, Lois | Thompson, Faith.

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex : Penguin, 1972Description: 378p : graphs, map, tables ; 18cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Homelessness in Australia : an introduction / edited by Chris Chamberlain, Guy Johnson & Catherine Robinson.

by Chamberlain, Chris, 1948- [editor.] | Johnson, Guy [editor.] | Robinson, Catherine (Catherine Francoise) [editor.].

Publisher: Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2014Copyright date: �2014Description: xiv, 297 pages ; 24 cm.Summary: What is homelessness? Who counts as homeless? Whose responsibility is homelessness? In Homelessness in Australia, leading experts offer timely insights into the history, cases and extent of homelessness in this country - and the future policy directions most likely to have a positive impact. Chapters cover issues such as gender, Indigenous homelessness, family violence, young people, older people, the effects of trauma and reforming the service system. This book is essential reading for all those who want to end homelessness in Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

No small change : the road to recognition for indigenous Australia / Frank Brennan ; with a foreword by Patricia Turner, AM.

by Brennan, Frank, 1954- [author.] | Turner, Patricia, 1952- [writer of foreword.].

Publisher: St Lucia, Queensland University of Queensland Press, 2015Copyright date: �2015Description: xxiv, 331 pages ; 23 cm.Summary: In 1967, Australians voted overwhelmingly in favor of removing from the Constitution two references that discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Though these seemed like small amendments, they were an impetus for real change: from terra nullius to land rights, and from assimilation to self-determination. Nearly 50 years later, there is a groundswell of support for our Indigenous heritage to be formally recognized in the Constitution. With the prospect of a new referendum in the near future, Frank Brennan considers how far Australians have come--and yet how much work lies ahead. He looks through the prism of history to examine what we can learn from our successes and failures since 1967, from the efforts of the Council of Aboriginal Affairs to the Gove land rights case and the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. He also assesses the way forward: how the upcoming referendum might provide fresh momentum for governments and Indigenous Australians to negotiate better outcomes. Written by one of the most respected commentators on legal and human rights issues, this book makes a vital contribution to the understanding of Indigenous affairs. It will generate crucial debate on how Australians should acknowledge the history that for too long has gone unrecognized.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Under the pump! : the pressures on young Australians

by John Cain Foundation.

Publisher: Port Melbourne John Cain Foundation 2015Description: 165 p.Notes: Chapter 3 authors: Professor Shelley Mallett is General Manager, Research and Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence (also Professorial Fellow in Social Policy School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne) and George Myconos, Senior Research Officer, Brotherhood of St Laurence [at 2 September 2015]Summary: This new book takes a hard look at the big issues facing young people today. The John Cain Foundation commissioned a number of experts in issues affecting Australia’s youth – education and training, employment, housing and engagement in the political process. Their essays highlight the risks and challenges faced by young people today.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).
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Advanced Australia : the politics of ageing / Mark Butler.

by Butler, Mark C. (Mark Christopher), 1970- [author.].

Publisher: Carlton, Victoria Melbourne University Press, an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing, 2015Copyright date: �2015Description: [vii], 200 pages ; 24 cm.Other title: Politics of ageing.Summary: This book explores the politics of ageing in Australia. The addition of 25 years to average life expectancy in Australia over the past century is a monumental achievement, but many commentators are greeting the prospect of Australians living longer with horror. The ageing of Australia's baby boomers will sharpen this debate, both because of the size of their generation, as well as their history of reshaping every phase of life in their own image. Ageing will dominate Australian politics for years to come, touching almost every area of policy retirement incomes, housing, employment, urban design and more.Advanced Australia makes the case for a much more positive approach to ageing that celebrates the continuing contribution older Australians make to our community.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Forgotten children : National inquiry into children in immigration detention 2014 / Australian Human Rights Commission.

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission [author, issuing body] | Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney : Australian Human Rights Commission, 2014Description: 315 p. ill. PDF.Other title: National inquiry into children in immigration detention 2014.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: (1)

Getting welfare to work : street-level governance in Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands / Mark Considine, Jenny M. Lewis, Siobhan O'Sullivan, Els Sol.

by Considine, Mark, 1953- [author.] | Lewis, Jenny M [author.] | O'Sullivan, Siobhan, 1974- [author.] | Sol, E [author.].

Edition: First edition.Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press, 2015Description: x, 205 pages ; 24 cm.Summary: Getting Welfare to Work traces the radical reform of the Australian, UK, and Dutch public employment services systems. Starting with major changes from 1998, this book examines how each national system has moved from traditional public services towards more privately provided and market-based methods. Each of these three countries developed innovative forms of contracting-out and complex incentive regimes to motivate welfare clients and to control the agencies charged with helping them. The Australian system pioneered the use of large, national contracts for services to all unemployed jobseekers. By the end of our study period this system was entirely outsourced to private agencies. Meanwhile the UK elected a form of contestability under Blair and Cameron, culminating in a new public-private financing model known as the 'Work Programme'. The Dutch had evolved their far more complex system from a traditional public service approach to one using a variety of specific contracts for private agencies. These innovations have changed welfare delivery and created both opportunities and new constraints for policy makers. Getting Welfare to Work tells the story of these bold policy reforms from the perspective of street-level bureaucrats. Interviews and surveys in each country over a fifteen year period are used to critically appraise this central pillar of the welfare state. The original data analysed in Getting Welfare to Work provides a unique comparative perspective on three intriguing systems. It points to new ways of thinking about modes of governance, system design, regulation of public services, and so-called activation of welfare clients. It also sheds light on the predicament of third sector organisations that contract to governments through competitive tenders with precise performance monitoring, raising questions of 'mission drift'.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Not quite Australian : how temporary migration is changing the nation / Peter Mares.

by Mares, Peter.

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria Text Publishing Company, 2016Copyright date: copyright2016Description: 359 pages ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes index.Summary: Permanent migration has long been vital to the story of Australia. From the arrival of early settlers to waves of post-war immigration, the symbolic moment of disembarking onto Australian soil is an image deeply embedded in our nation's consciousness. Today, there are more than million temporary migrants living in Australia. They work, pay tax and abide by our laws, yet they remain unrecognised as citizens. All the while, this rise in temporary migration is redefining Australian society, from wage wars and healthcare benefits, to broader ideas of national identity and cultural diversity. In Not Quite Australian, award-winning journalist Peter Mares draws on case studies, interviews and personal stories to investigate the complex realities of this new era of temporary migration. Mares considers such issues as the expansion of the 457 work visa, the unique experience of New Zealand migrants, the internationalisation of Australia's education system and our highly politicised asylum-seeker policies to draw conclusions about our nation's changing landscape. Not Quite Australian is packed with fresh insight and challenging new ideas for understanding Australia's growing culture of temporary migration.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Old age in Australia : a history / Pat Jalland.

by Jalland, Patricia | Pat Jalland.

Publisher: Carlton, Victoria Melbourne University Press, 2015Copyright date: �2015Description: vii, 296 p.Notes: "See chapter 6 on the early history of the Brotherhood, drawn from archival and press evidence." Chapter 6 - The Brotherhood of St Laurence : housing the elderly from 1945, p.125Summary: This is the first book to explore the history of older people in Australia from 1880 to 1980. The aged were seen as the 'forgotten people' from 1880 to 1945, whereas there were hopes for a new deal from 1945 to 1980. Major themes include family histories of aged care, poverty, social and medical policy, gender, the impact of wars and economic depression, housing, nursing homes and the retirement debates. This book is essential historical context for current concerns about the implications of population ageing in Australia in the future.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Balancing act : Australia between recession and renewal / George Megalogenis.

by Megalogenis, George.

Publisher: Collingwood, VIC : Black Inc., [2016]Description: 103 p.Other title: QE 61 2016.Summary: In this urgent essay, George Megalogenis argues that Australia risks becoming globalisation's next and most unnecessary victim. The next shock, whenever it comes, will find us with our economic guard down, and a political system that has shredded its authority. Megalogenis outlines the challenge for Malcolm Turnbull and his government. Our tax system is unfair and we have failed to invest in infrastructure and education. Both sides of politics are clinging defensively to an old model because it tells them a reassuring story of Australian success. But that model has been exhausted by capitalism's extended crisis and the end of the mining boom. Trusting to the market has left us with gridlocked cities, growing inequality and a corporate sector that feels no obligation to pay tax. It is time to redraw the line between market and state. Balancing Act is a passionate look at the politics of change and renewal, and a bold call for active government. It took World War II to provide the energy and focus for the reconstruction that laid the foundation for modern Australia. Will it take another crisis to prompt a new reconstruction? Australia is in transition. Saying it is easy. The panic kicks in when we are compelled to describe what the future might look like. There is no complacent middle to aim at. We will either catch the next wave of prosperity, or finally succumb to the Great Recession.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Talking to my country / Stan Grant.

by Grant, Stan.

Publisher: Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2016Description: 230 p ; 22 cm.Summary: An extraordinarily powerful and personal meditation on race, culture and national identity. In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Grant wrote a short but powerful piece for The Guardian that went viral, not only in Australia but right around the world, shared over 100,000 times on social media. His was a personal, passionate and powerful response to racism in Australian and the sorrow, shame, anger and hardship of being an indigenous man. 'We are the detritus of the brutality of the Australian frontier', he wrote, 'We remained a reminder of what was lost, what was taken, what was destroyed to scaffold the building of this nation's prosperity.' Stan Grant was lucky enough to find an escape route, making his way through education to become one of our leading journalists. He also spent many years outside Australia, working in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, a time that liberated him and gave him a unique perspective on Australia. This is his very personal meditation on what it means to be Australian, what it means to be indigenous, and what racism really means in this country. TALKING TO MY COUNTRY is that rare and special book that talks to every Australian about their country - what it is, and what it could be. It is not just about race, or about indigenous people but all of us, our shared identity. Direct, honest and forthright, Stan is talking to us all. He might not have all the answers but he wants us to keep on asking the question: how can we be better?Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Libraries & copyright / author, Jo Teng, with the assistance of Ian McDonald and Jessica Coates.

by Teng, Jo | McDonald, Ian | Coates, Jessica | Australian Copyright Council.

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, NSW Australian Copyright Council, 2016Description: vi, 79 p.Other title: Libraries and copyright.Notes: August 2016.; First edition by Ian McDonald published 2009.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Honest History book / edited by David Stephens & Alison Broinowski.

by Stephens, David H [editor.] | Broinowski, Alison, 1941- [editor.].

Publisher: Sydney, NSW NewSouth Publishing, 2017Copyright date: 2017Description: xix, 344 pages ; 21 cm.Other title: Honest history book : Australia is more than Anzac - and always has been..Notes: Includes index.Summary: In Australia's rush to commemorate all things Anzac, have we lost our ability to look beyond war as the central pillar of Australia's history and identity? The passionate historians of the Honest History group argue that while war has been important to Australia - mostly for its impact on our citizens and our ideas of nationhood - we must question the stories we tell ourselves about our history. We must separate myth from reality - and to do that we need to reassess the historical evidence surrounding military myths. In this lively collection, renowned writers including Paul Daley, Mark McKenna, Peter Stanley, Carolyn Holbrook, Mark Dapin, Carmen Lawrence, Stuart Macintyre, Frank Bongiorno and Larissa Behrendt explore not only the militarisation of our history but the alternative narratives swamped under the khaki-wash - Indigenous history, frontier conflict, multiculturalism, the myth of egalitarianism, economics and the environment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Youth and social class : enduring inequality in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand / Alan France, Steven Roberts.

by France, Alan [author.] | Roberts, Steven, 1978- [author.] | ProQuest (Firm).

Publisher: London, United Kingdom Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]Copyright date: 2017Description: ix, 146 p. Incl. index.Summary: This book addresses the recent marginalisation of class theory in youth sociology. The authors argue for the importance of reinstating class analysis as central to understanding young people's lives in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Their analysis recognises that in periods of social change, class relationships and processes can and do get reconfigured, but by drawing on the work of Pierre Bourdieu, they show that class, while being dynamic, remains core to shaping the everyday lives of young people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian post-war documentary film : an arc of mirrors / Deane Williams.

by Williams, Deane.

Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago : Intellect, c2008Description: 165 p., [8] p. of plates : ill.Notes: pp. 37- 41 : Talks about the Brotherhood and three films which were created to highlight the need for better social conditions in Melbourne's inner suburbs specifically Fitzroy. The three films are: Gaol does not cure (1946), Beautiful Melbourne (1947) and These are our Children (1947)Review: "This book is, at one level, a selective history of Australian documentary film in the immediate post-war years. At another level it is a sketch of an internationalist progressive film culture in the same place and period. It examines some landmark films in Australian Film History and places these important works in an international context. In this work of film history Deane Williams proposes that, while these films have been understood as inferior remakes of "overseas" written, theatrical and filmic texts, these films are evidence of an Australian film culture that was a key participant in an international network of documentary practice and criticism."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

No friend but the mountains : writing from Manus prison / Behrouz Boochani ; translated by Omid Tofighian.

by Boochani, Behrouz | Tofighian, Omid [translator.] | Flanagan, Richard, 1961- [writer of foreword.].

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Pan Macmillan Australia Pty Ltd, 2018Description: xxxiv, 374 p. 24 cm.Notes: "Includes a foreword by Richard Flanagan, plus translator's note and essay"--back cover.Summary: "Where have I come from? From the land of rivers, the land of waterfalls, the land of ancient chants, the land of mountains. In 2013, Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani was illegally detained on Manus Island. He has been there ever since. People would run to the mountains to escape the warplanes and found asylum within their chestnut forests. This book is the result. Laboriously tapped out on a mobile phone and translated from the Farsi. It is a voice of witness, an act of survival. A lyric first-hand account. A cry of resistance. A vivid portrait through five years of incarceration and exile. Do Kurds have any friends other than the mountains?"--Publisher's summary.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Disability with dignity : justice, human rights and equal status / Linda Barclay.

by Barclay, Linda [author.].

Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2019Description: 142 pages ; 24 cm.Summary: Philosophical interest in disability is rapidly expanding. Philosophers are beginning to grasp the complexity of disability-as a category, with respect to well-being and as a marker of identity. However, the philosophical literature on justice and human rights has often been limited in scope and somewhat abstract. Not enough sustained attention has been paid to the concrete claims made by people with disabilities, concerning their human rights, their legal entitlements and their access to important goods, services and resources.ã This book discusses how effectively philosophical approaches to distributive justice and human rights can support these concrete claims. It argues that these approaches often fail to lend clear support to common disability demands, revealing both the limitations of existing philosophical theories and the inflated nature of some of these demands. Moving beyond entitlements, the author also develops a unique conception of dignity, which she argues illuminates the specific indignities experienced by people with disabilities in the allocation of goods, in the common experience of discrimination and in a wide range of interpersonal interactions. Disability with Dignity offers an accessible and extended philosophical discussion of disability, justice and human rights. It provides a comprehensive assessment of the benefits and pitfalls of theories of human rights and justice for advancing justice for the disabled. It brings the moral importance of dignity to the centre, arguing that justice must be pursued in a way that preserves and promotes the dignity of people with disabilities.Availability: No items available Checked out (1).

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