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Values and civic behaviour in Australia : research method

by Flowers, Charne | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: 21 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2002 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Values and civic behaviour in Australia : report of the focus group discussions

by Flowers, Charne.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: 34 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2002 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Values and civic behaviour in Australia : in-depth interview report

by Flowers, Charne.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: ii, 129 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2002 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Family structure, child outcomes and environmental mediators : an overview of the development in diverse families study. /

by Wise, Sarah | Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2003Description: [website].Online Access: Link to website Notes: February 2003Summary: There is abundant evidence that Australian families are undergoing rapid change. The diversity of families is evident in the growth of non-traditional family structures. Family structure can be defined in terms of parents' relationships to children in the household (for example, biological or nonbiological), parents' marital status and relationship history (for example, divorced, separated, remarried), the number of parents in the family, and parents' sexual orientation.Availability: (1)

Towards an Australia free of poverty : the Understanding Poverty project and the national campaign for an Australia free of poverty.

by Jope, Sally | Gill, Chris.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2001Description: 7 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: October 2001 Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence is undertaking a three-year national social marketing and community mobilisation campaign for an Australia free of poverty. This campaign has been made possible by a grant from a private charitable trust. The campaign will build upon and is informed by the findings of the Understanding Poverty project undertaken between 1999 - 2001. This paper summarises the findings of the Understanding Poverty project and outlines how these findings may inform and direct the campaign that aims to engage the wider community in action towards the eradication of poverty. Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Past it at 40? : a grassroots view of ageism and discrimination in employment. /

by SMA Associates.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2002Description: v, 61 p.Notes: A report undertaken for the Third Age Foundation by SMA Associates, a specialist organisation focusing on socioeconomic and regeneration issues, poverty and social exclusion. Researchers: Margaret Bass (jobseekers) ; Kemal Ahson (employers) Writer: Lucy Gaster ; Third Age Foundation: Sylvia Francis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Post-school plans : aspirations, expectations and implementation : a report prepared for the Smith Family.

by Beavis, Adrian | The Smith Family | Murphy, Martin | Bryce, Jennifer | Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Smith Family 2004Description: 88 p.Other title: Post-school plans : aspirations, expectations And implementation.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2004 Summary: This study investigates the relations between post-school plans, family background and having a lifelong learning orientation.Availability: (1)

Assessing age pension options : public opinion in Australia 1994-2001 with comparisons to Finland and Poland . /

by Evans, M.D.R | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Kelley, Jonathan.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 51-55)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Exploring community attitudes and beliefs in respect of asylum seekers. /

by Smith, Libby.

Publisher: Oxfam CAA 2001Notes: October 2004 Prepared by Motive Market Research on behalf of Oxfam CAAAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Employing young workers : how well are we managing them?

by Tresize-Brown, Mary | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: vi, 24 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 18)Summary: The basis for conducting this project developed primarily from the experience of working with young people in the Brotherhood’s Transition Project. We learned from our observations of young people in employment that some employers take a fragmented approach to managing young people in the workplace. While a number of employers have implemented practices and procedures with young people in mind, others seem to have given little thought to adopting methods specific to managing young employees, particularly those in their first job.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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"...and where are we now? : thoughts on the 2004 election." 2004 Sambell Oration / by Robert Manne

by Manne, Robert | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: 15 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: The 22nd annual Sambell Oration, Wednesday 20 October 2004 at Central Hall, Australian Catholic University, 20 Brunswick Street Fitzroy. 2 copiesSummary: Shortly after the November 2001 election I gave a talk which I called: “Where are we now?” The “we” here was deliberately ambiguous, referring both to Australia and to the kind of audience I knew would attend on that night—the left-liberal intelligentsia. When I was asked to provide a topic for tonight’s lecture, which I knew would occur shortly after the 2004 election, somewhat mischievously I suggested the title: “…And where are we now?” The “we” here has an identical ambiguity. Of course the title chosen allowed me to speak about a Labor victory if that were to occur. However as I believed it was almost certain that Labor would be defeated, I imagined that I would be speaking about the meaning of the defeat, as unhappily from my point of view I now am. For those who are enthusiastic about the victory of the Howard government I can only offer my apologies in advance. At least what follows will allow them to think about the interpretation of someone who regards the trajectory of Australia since 1996 with undisguised alarm Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Parenting influences on adolescent alcohol use /

by Hayes, Louise | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Smart, Diana | Toumbourou, John W.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2004Description: xv, 104 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2004 Report prepared by the Australian Institute of Family Studies for the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. Bibliography: p. 94-101Availability: (1)

Strategies against poverty : a shared road map. /

by Hirsch, Donald.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2004Description: 26 p. : ill.Notes: Published to coincide with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation centenary conference, 13-14 December 2004.Summary: Writing from a British context, the author argues that tackling disadvantage and poverty is an achievable but difficult task, which requires the wider public to be convinced that reducing poverty would benefit everyone. He proposes five objectives to focus the task: ; *Sustain progress in tackling poverty ; *Make the welfare system more supportive ; *Reduce disadvantage based on where a person lives ; *Improve the supply and quality of housing ; *Build public consensus around the importance of tackling disadvantage. > This compact booklet contains policy suggestions, ways of measuring progress and principles which should underlie a strategy for reducing poverty.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A snapshot of contemporary attitudes to child support. /

by Smyth, Bruce | Weston, Ruth.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2005Description: xiv, 106 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: June 2005 Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-90)Availability: (1)

See-change : home and belonging : caravan park living on the Mornington Peninsula : caravan park project report. /

by Lazarus, Sabra.

Publisher: Mornington, Vic. Mornington Peninsula Shire 2004Description: 52 p. : ill.Other title: Caravan park project report.Notes: August 2004Summary: This local study of issues confronting several hundred permanent caravan park residents on the Mornington Peninsula highlights the impact of caravan park closures and gentrification on the supply of crisis accommodation and affordable housing for people living on low incomes. It illustrates a growing trend across south-eastern Australia, as rising property values and land tax put pressure on park owners to sell or to introduce up-market mobile homes.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Obesity and workplace absenteeism among older Australians . /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/aus/bulletin31/bulletin31.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:27:31 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Rights of passage : a dialogue with young Australians about human rights. /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2005Description: v, 105 p.: ill., col., tables PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: see also: "Bringing them home." "A last resort? The national inquiry into children in immigration detention." "Face the facts : some questions and answers about immigration, refugees and Indigenous Affairs."Summary: "Rights of Passage" is a record of what we heard in the course of the Young People and Human Rights Dialogue. Begun in April this year, the project?s primary aim was to ascertain what young Australians know about human rights, and to listen to their views on a wide range of contemporary, rights-related issues. ; In attempting to reach as many young Australians as possible, the ; Dialogue was conducted in a number of ways. First, focus groups were ; conducted in NSW, QLD, SA and the ACT. Second, a national survey was ; distributed to schools and youth centres nationwide, with over 400 being completed by young people around the country. And finally, essay and art competitions were held with over 140 entries submitted in total from all states and territories. ; These young people variously described human rights as a range of things, from laws and religious principles, to family and community ideals, while also demonstrating a keen sense of social responsibility. They recognised that the enjoyment of rights creates a social contract, which reciprocally requires others? rights to be respected. [Preface]Availability: (1)

Australian social attitudes : the first report. /

by Wilson, Shaun (ed.) | Meagher, Gabrielle (ed.) | Gibson, Rachel (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2005Description: xi, 281 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction / Rachel Gibson, Shaun Wilson, Gabrielle Meagher, David Denemark and Mark Western --2. What makes an Australian family? / Ann Evans and Edith Gray -- 3. Making families work / Deborah Mitchell -- 4. How do Australians feel about their work? / Bill Martin and Jocelyn Pixley -- 5. Voluntary associations and political participation / Andrew Passey and Mark Lyons -- 6. Are postmaterialists engaged citizens? / Mark Western and Bruce Tranter -- 7. Where to for the welfare state? / Shaun Wilson, Gabrielle Meagher and Trevor Breusch -- 8. Is there a crisis of trust in Australia? / Clive Bean -- 9. Alarmed and angry about crime? / David Indermaur and Lynne Roberts -- 10. Have Australians embraced economic reform? / Michael Pusey and Nick Turnbull -- 11. Immigration, multiculturalism and national identity / Murray Goot and Ian Watson -- 12. Knowing your genes Kristine Barlow-Stewart, Sandra Taylor and Margaret Otlowski -- 13. Mass media and media power in Australia / David Denemark -- 14. Are Australians open to globalisation? / Ian Marsh, Gabrielle Meagher and Shaun Wilson.Summary: This assessment of public opinion in the Howard years is for anyone interested in the social dynamics of contemporary Australia. The report draws on 4270 responses to Australia s major social survey, the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes, conducted by the Australian National University. Social scientists from a network of universities around the country offer insights into how Australians view work, family, immigration, crime, media power, genetic testing, economic reform, television violence and globalisation.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Live longer, work longer. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: 146 p.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: At head of title: Ageing and employment policies Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-146)Summary: This international report draws out the main lessons from reviews in 21 countries of policies to improve employment prospects for older workers. ; The writers argue that to encourage people to work longer, there must be strong financial incentives—and subsidies for early retirement (and obstacles to part-time work) need to be eliminated. Wage-setting and employment practices will need to be altered to foster hiring and retaining of older workers; and older workers will need help to improve their employability. Overall, a major shift in attitudes of both employers and employees will be required. ; This analysis of policy trends, though not focusing on the impact on low-income groups, provides useful context for the BSL’s work on retirement and ageing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Love thy neighbours : racial tolerance among young Australians. /

by Thomas, Trang | Witenberg, Rivka.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2004Description: 49 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: A report for the Australian Multicultural Foundation Summary: "Racial prejudice can lead to friction, disharmony and even physical violence. It is a major social problem in many societies and one from which Australia is not immune. However, evidence is accumulating that living in harmony may be better served by increasing understanding about tolerance and acceptance rather than focusing on decreasing prejudice. > > The Australian Research Council and the Australian Multicultural Foundation funded this project, which aimed to study racial tolerance among young Australians. The value of the current study was its focus on the positive aspects of social perceptions and behaviours in contrast to the large body of research into the negative aspects of prejudice. > > The study used three short dilemma-like stories to assess tolerance. Each story dealt with an event depicting a form of intolerance / tolerance relevant to the Australian context (Aboriginal, Asian and English people). > > The outcomes of the project examine how age, gender and situational and behavioural contexts influence racial tolerant judgements. It also examines the kind of justifications young people used to support tolerance and intolerance. Participants were children (aged 11 to 12), young adolescents (aged 14 to 15) and young adults (aged 16 to 22). They were asked to make judgements and justify them on two aspects. First, to whom and under what circumstances were they willing to extend their tolerance. Second, whether they were tolerant of people's beliefs, speech or actions within each story." AMF websiteAvailability: (1)

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