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Income security in Australia: a policy statement of the Brotherhood of St Laurence. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1982Description: 8 p. and appends.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The community expects... : public opinion about breach penalties for unemployed people

by Ziguras, Stephen J | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Flowers, Charne.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: 12 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2002 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Unemployed people who fail to comply with their activity test requirements are penalised by having their benefits reduced. Recent research has shown that the number of breaches has escalated dramatically since 1997 and that breaches are falling most heavily on the most disadvantaged job seekers. This study investigated whether the Australian public think the current levels of penalties for breaching are fair or not and what they think the penalties should be. This survey showed that the current penalty regime is not supported by the community, and that the public would support a reduction in breach penalties.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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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).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Deported to danger : a study of Australia's treatment of 40 rejected asylum seekers. /

by Glendenning, Phil | Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education | Leavey, Carmel | Hetherton, Margaret | Australian Catholic University. School of Education.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Edmund Rice Centre & Australian Catholic University 2004Description: 59 p.Online Access: Website Notes: September 2004 See The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education website for more information : https://www.erc.org.au/deportAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Grey policy: Australian policies for an ageing society. /

by Kendig, Hal (ed.) | McCallum, John (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 1990Description: 226 p. Bibliography: p. 201-216. Index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Position paper on Australia's use of Temporary Protection Visas for convention refugees. /

by Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia 2003Description: 15 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2003Availability: (1)

Support for Temporary Protection Visa holders : partnering individual mental health support and migration law consultation. /

by Procter, Nicholas.

Publisher: 2004Description: HTML.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: In this paper the author calls for the structure of individual mental health support to be built around the processes of seeking asylum and coping with rejections and setbacks during the processes attendant upon applications for refugee status. He contends that the function of supportive mental health counselling during migration agent/lawyer consultation has the potential to help Temporary Protection Visa holders cope with the processes and help to build needed resilience in face for the potential for rejection, fear, frustration and disappointment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Longevity and social change in Australia. /

by Borowski, Allan (ed.) | Encel, Sol (ed.) | Ozanne, Elizabeth (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. UNSW Press 2007Description: x, 397 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Retirement & ageingAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Submission to the review of the Commonwealth Employment Service. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1976Description: 23p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The case for change : a snapshot analysis of the Australian tax system

by Freebairn, John | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Scutella, Rosanna.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 12 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2008Summary: This report provides a snapshot analysis of key areas of the tax system that are the most unfair and require reform. It is not a comprehensive review of the tax system, nor does it list all of the inequities in the tax system. The report presents a number of recommendations and a range of case studies of various family types highlighting the inequities of the system. Note that in this report the focus is on federal taxes. The Brotherhood is however committed to ; reform of the entire Australian tax system, including state and local taxes, and we urge all levels of Australian government to commit to an independent review of the complete system over the longer term.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1), Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Refugee resettlement in regional and rural Victoria : impacts and policy issues. /

by McDonald, Brooke | Gifford, Sandy | Webster, Kim.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Health Promotion Foundation 2008Description: 68 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2008 Bibliography : p. 61-66 Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Towards a progressive tax system : submission to the review of Australia's future tax system / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Scutella, Rosanna.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: vi, 17 p. : ill. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission to the review of Australia’s future tax system.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2008 Contact: Rosanna Scutella, Research and Policy Centre Bibliography: p. 16-17 The Henry Review 2 copiesSummary: The issue of taxation is very important to the Brotherhood of St Laurence for a number of reasons. Governments need tax revenue to enable them to provide essential services such as public infrastructure, health and education. Tax also acts as a redistributive tool, taking money from those that are well off and giving it to those in need. Taxes can also be used to correct for market failure due to ‘externalities’ (where the social osts/benefits of a particular action are not fully factored ; into market transactions). It is also a very complicated area, as there are many types of economic transactions that can ; potentially be taxed and all in different ways. In addition, taxes can affect on people’s behaviour by altering prices and/or incomes. ; The Australian tax system has been built in a piecemeal way, responding to different goals of government and to changing social and economic conditions. This has led to a very complex and inefficient system with over 10,000 pages of legislation in the Income Tax Act alone.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Growing up in an inclusive Victoria : Submission to the Victorian Government on the blueprint for Early Childhood Development and School Reform / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 20 p. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission on the Blueprint for Early Childhood Development and School Reform.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomes the Government’s commitment to better integration of policies across early childhood and education as signalled by the newly established Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. This integration opens up opportunities for targeted and sustained assistance to significantly improve the participation and development of children from disadvantaged backgrounds, especially Indigenous children. The Brotherhood also welcomes the continuing priority on strengthening educational achievement over the next five years through the proposed reform agenda. We strongly support the Government’s commitment to building the learning, skills and productivity of Victoria’s children and young adults. We therefore welcome the broad thrust of measures and investment announced in the 2008–09 State Budget. We support the three areas in the Blueprint on which the next phase of reform will focus: system development and reform, workforce reform and parent and community partnerships. We can see some acknowledgement of the important role that a child’s environment exerts on his or her development but there is not enough recognition of the impact of multiple disadvantage on children and the subsequent need for resources. We also have strong concerns regarding the lack of acknowledgment of the vital influence that social circumstances and more specifically social disadvantage exert on educational participation, commitment to learning and achievement. The social context of children and young people may include, for example, parents’ poor physical or mental health or learning disabilities, material deprivation, Indigenous or refugee background, homelessness, domestic violence and substance abuse. Furthermore, there are other barriers that children and young people face in addition to those addressed in the discussion papers. These include learning difficulties and behavioural problems which impact strongly on educational participation and outcomes for individual students, as well as on the ability of teachers and schools to ameliorate the effects of disadvantage. Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1), Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change as an equity issue / Ross Garnaut

by Garnaut, Ross | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 12 p. PDF.Other title: 2008 Sambell Oration.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Professor Ross Garnaut is a Distinguished Professor of the Australian National University as well as both a Professorial Fellow (Faculty of Economics and Commerce) and a Vice-Chancellor s Fellow at the University of Melbourne.Summary: The 2008 Sambell Oration focused on the impacts of climate change on low-income Australians.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Teachers in the middle : reclaiming the wasteland of the adolescent years of schooling /

by Smyth, John McInerney, Peter.

Publisher: New York, NY Peter Lang 2007Description: xiv, 247 p. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. School to work SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: "There is a profound and deepening crisis afflicting secondary schools in most parts of the world - but at its essence it is a crisis of a very different kind from the one portrayed by the media, the business community, politicians, and policy makers. Just what constitutes the crisis is highly problematic. What is being constructed for us through a concerted "conservative assault" and a "new authoritarianism" is one of failure by young people, their schools, and their teachers. But as with any moral panic, there are undisclosed interests and agenda operating, and they are not those of the people most directly affected, in this case young people." "This book tackles those myths head-on. Through a multi-layered portrait analysis of young lives, adult lives, and school lives this book shows how schools, teachers, and young people are re-inventing themselves against the damaging prevailing educational policy discourses. Teachers are "in the middle" in all kinds of ways - they are a group who are continually being disparaged, pilloried, and denigrated by politicians and the media; they are caught in the shifting tectonic plates of capitalism as schools are increasingly required to do economic work; and they are continually mediating the emotional,social, and intellectual intersections between schools, society, classrooms, and young lives. Teachers in the Middle provided a critique as well as hope and possibility as schools engage pedagogically with the maelstrom in which they find themselves."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: No items available Checked out (1).

Canada's hidden deficit : the social cost of low literacy skills /

by Maxwell, Judith Teplova, Tatyana.

Publisher: London, Ontario Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network 2007Description: PDF.Notes: A 45-page Canadian study exploring the social costs of low literacy School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Because mental health matters : Victorian Mental Health Reform Strategy 2009-2019. /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Mental Health and Drugs Division., Department of Human Services 2009Description: 168 p. : col. ill.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

TaxWatch . /

by TaxWatch.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. 2009Notes: URL: 'http://www.taxwatch.org.au/home.asp' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:35:42 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Whose values shape social policy? : policy process limits to economic rationalism /

by Fisher, Karen R.

Edition: 1stPublisher: Berlin VDM Verlag 2009Description: 321 p.Summary: 'Whose values shape social policy? Do community interests always lose to economic rationalists in the struggle between costs and social goals? Sociologists such as Michael Pusey argue that economic rationalism displaces social values in social policy. However does policy implementation draw different conclusions about the affect of economic rationalism? This book uses participant values and dynamic policy implementation concepts to test the impact of values of economic rationality in the Australian coordinated care policy (1994-2001). The policy was to coordinate care, using a funds pool, case managers and care plans for people with chronic care needs. The results show that the policy changed away from values of economic rationality after the central agencies handed responsibility to the health agencies. However it was the organisational values of health providers that dominated implementation rather than social values. The book adds to social policy implementation theory about the impact of economic rationalism. It shows that knowing which organisations are responsible for policy at each policy stage reveals whose values shape social policy." - -UNSW.academia.eduAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The power of perception : debating homelessness in Australia 1970-2008. /

by Snaddon, Bill.

Publisher: Monash University 2008Description: 67 p. PDF.Notes: By Bill Snaddon Supervisor: Professor Mark Peel Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

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