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Developing dialogues : strategies for the Brotherhood of St Laurence for communicating about poverty in Australia /

by Jope, Sally | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: iii, 31 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2002 Includes bibliographical references (p. 31)Summary: This reports the findings of the second stage of the Understanding Poverty project. It identifies important communications strategies for engaging with the general community and with government and policymakers. It highlights the role of personal stories and appropriate indicators in unpacking the complexity of poverty, and the value of partnerships in mobilising community action.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Aussie battlers: families and children in poverty

by Trethewey, Jenny.

Publisher: Burwood, Vic. Collins Dove 1989Description: 178p.Notes: See also: Submisssion to the National Wage Case, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Fitzroy, 1966 in which this book was an additional attachment. Summary: Long before Prime Minister John Howard claimed to be on the side of the battlers , many Australians knew from personal experience what it meant to struggle with real poverty. This book from the late 1980s draws on the stories of 57 families who agreed to keep detailed records of their income and expenditure for a year, so that others might understand the effects of poverty on people s lives. Readers in later decades might well ask themselves how much has changed since Aussie battlers was written.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Barriers to participation : financial, educational and technological : a report into the barriers to societal participation among low-income Australians. /

by Zappala, Gianni [ed] | The Smith Family.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. Research & Social Policy Team, The Smith Family 2003Description: 82 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2003 Includes bibliographical references. Website : (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).

The lowest rung : voices of Australian poverty. /

by Peel, Mark.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 2003Description: xvi, 206 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. 2 copiesAvailability: No items available Checked out (1).

Social inclusion : origins, concepts and key themes. /

by Hayes, Alan | Australia. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet ocial Inclusion Unit | Gray, Matthew | Edwards, Ben.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2008Description: 50 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: "The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the origins of the concepts of social inclusion and exclusion and of key themes and emerging debates about social inclusion in Australia and selected overseas countries." -- Introduction.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social inequality in Australia : discourses, realities and futures. /

by Habibis, Daphne | Walter, Maggie.

Publisher: South Melbourne Oxford University Press 2009Description: xviii, 310 p.: ill. tables, graphs.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p.270-302) and index. Family & early years School to work Into & out of workSummary: "This book provides detailed coverage of the key dimensions of the nature and extent of inequality and difference in Australian society. As well as incorporating arguments about the effects of globalisation on inequality and difference in Australia, it also features arguments about the role of culture in the social reproduction of hierarchy and difference. Arguments about the nature of inequality are tested against empirical evidence, and case studies in each chapter provide examples to aid reader understanding" -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Green Well Fair : three economies for social justice /

by Coote, Anna | New Economics Foundation | Franklin, Jane.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Fundation 2009Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building public support for eradicating poverty in the UK /

by Delvaux, Joke | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Rinne, Sini.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rountree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This study looks at successful ways of building public support for tackling UK poverty, including the use of real life stories, for example; explores how organisations measure the effectiveness of their initiatives; finds that only few initiatives explicitly aim to build public support for the UK poverty agenda and these initiatives tend to change perceptions and behaviour rather than attitudes; and argues that the term poverty needs to be clarified, and possibly avoided when first engaging people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Counting the homeless 2006 : Victoria. /

by Chamberlain, Chris | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare | MacKenzie, David.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Counting the homeless.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 77-79 June 2009Summary: Nationally, 19% of the homeless were in SAAP accommodation on census night in 2006, but in Victoria it was 31%. Sixty-three per cent of the homeless in Victoria were aged 34 or younger, compared with the national figure of 58%. There are eight state and territory reports on the homeless based on information collected from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 Census. The reports include statistics on accommodation types, age, sex, Indigenous identification and geographical distribution.Availability: (1)

A stronger, fairer Australia /

by Australia. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. ustralian Social Inclusion Unit.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2009Description: 86 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography p. 82-86Summary: Despite the high levels of economic growth recorded in Australia over the last decade, too many Australians are still excluded from the opportunities they need to create the life they want. They can be trapped in a spiral of disadvantage caused by family circumstances, low expectations, community poverty, lack of suitable and affordable housing, illness or discrimination often leading to early school leaving, long-term unemployment and chronic ill-health. The Australian Government, assisted by the Social Inclusion Board, has developed a set of principles to guide governments, businesses, community organisations and individuals as they formulate social inclusion programs.Our social inclusion priorities have been selected by using evidence about the causes and consequences of social and economic disadvantage. These priorities, where disadvantage is often a result of multiple, complex and interconnected barriers to participation, are: targeting jobless families with children to increase work opportunities, improve parenting and build capacity; improving the life chances of children at greatest risk of long term disadvantage;reduce the incidence of homelessness; improving outcomes for people living with disability or mental illness and their carers; closing the gap for Indigenous Australians; and breaking the cycle of entrenched and multiple disadvantage in particular neighbourhoods and communities.Availability: (1)

Asset Poverty and Debt Among Families with Children /

by Aratani, Yumiko | Columbia University. National Centre for Children in Poverty | Chau, Michelle.

Publisher: National Centre for Children in Poverty 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2010Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Perceptions of poverty : an insight into the nature and impact of poverty in Australia /

by Gallet, Wilma | The Salvation Army.

Publisher: Blackburn, Vic. The Salvation Army 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Australia is a developed country with social welfare policies and programmes designed to support the most disadvantaged within our community. Yet, at our Salvation Army service centres, we are seeing the need deepen and the level of disadvantage increase ? in our provision of crisis and transitional accommodation to people who are homeless; in our provision of food vouchers and assistance paying bills to people experiencing serious fi nancial hardship; and in our provision of support to more than 12,000 young people each year who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and have no family support networks to rely on. Across the board, the need is increasing.Availability: (1)

Moving from the edge : stories of achieving greater social inclusion /

by Vinson, Tony | Jesuit Social Services.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services 2010Description: 103 p. : ill.Notes: A study by Jesuit Social Services Bibliography : p. 102-103Summary: The stories told in Moving from the Edge show that given the opportunity, people who were previously 'outsiders' can find places in society that are satisfying to them and productive from the community's viewpoint. This study personalises the policies and discussions about social inclusion. It forcefully reminds us that behind each statistic about social exclusion lies a person - a unique and valuable human being with hopes and aspirations; a person often facing daunting barriers to their full flourishing as human beings and citizens.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

State of the family report /

by Anglicare Australia.

Publisher: Reid, A.C.T. Anglicare Australia 2000 -Description: pp.Other title: Families as Carers: Families fighting: Economic state of Families (2000) | Economic and Social Exclusion (2001) | Unemployment and Poverty (2002) | Children growing up in Poverty (2003) | Missing out: Youth in Australia (2004) | What do Australian Families look like today? (2005) | Life on a low income (2006) | Creative tension: Australia's social inclusion agenda (2008) | Beyond economics: families in the forefront (2009) | In from the edge (2010) | Staying power (2011) | When there's enough to eat - 1 (2012) | Paying attention - (2013) | Being a/part (2014) | Who is being left behind? (2015) | Positions vacant? When the jobs aren't there (2016) | The meaning of home (2017) | The real story : what Australians think about poverty and how we shape the debate (2018) | Our better selves : appreciating and re-imagining our work to create change (2019).Online Access: Anglicare: State of the Family Report | 2019 Our better selves : appreciating and re-imagining our work to create change Notes: Includes bibliographical references Print copies available on library shelves: There has been Brotherhood of St Laurence contribution in the following State of the Family reports: 2003: Eileen Buckley, Manager, Craigieburn Centre Jill Webb, Manager, Child and Family Services 2005: Muktesh Chibber, Family Services Team leader at the Ecumenical Migration Centre (EMC) 2009: Michael Horn, Research and Policy Centre Responding to the economic downturn : policies for sustainable social and economic participation p. 61-72 2011: Michael Horn, Research and Policy Centre Measuring social exclusion: evidence for a new social policy agenda p. 1-23 2013: Jeff O'Hare, Chaplain BSL, was part of the publication reference group. 2016: Young and unemployd in Australia / Sally James, Farah Farouque and Diane Browne NB 2004 : "Missing out: Youith in Australia today" missing 10/2/2014Summary: Anglicare Australia has been providing valuable insights into the changing nature of families in Australia since 2000 with the annual State of the Family report.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (18).

Living on the edge : the study if 90 low income families /

by Smith, Philippa | Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Council of Social Service 1982Description: 116 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Living through change in challenging neighbourhoods : thematic analysis /

by Bashir, Nadia | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Batty, Elaine | Cole, Ian | Crisp, Richard | Flint, John.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Other title: JRF programme paper: Poverty and Place.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011Summary: The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) produced this collection of summaries as an interim output from its Poverty and Place Programme. It is based on initial analysis of Living through change in challenging neighbourhoods, a three-year research study aiming to achieve a better understanding of the respective dynamics of poverty and place. Living through change in challenging neighbourhoods is a major qualitative study of six lower income neighbourhoods in Britain. The research is being undertaken by a team from Sheffield Hallam University under the leadership of Professor Ian Cole and with support from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.Availability: (1)

Work, place and identity : the salience of work for residents in six neighbourhoods /

by Crisp, Richard | Sheffield Hallam University. Centre for Regional Economic nd Social Research.

Publisher: Sheffield, U.K. Sheffield Hallam University. Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Sheffield Hallam University. Centre for Regional Economic and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This working paper explores the relationship between work, place and identity in six low-income neighbourhoods across Britain. The purpose of the research is threefold. Firstly, it seeks to understand perceptions of the landscape of economic opportunity facing individuals living in particular places. Secondly, it examines the significance of work within individual lives and the impact it has upon financial and emotional well-being. Thirdly, it considers the extent to which individuals make comparative assessments of working status with other residents and the way in which this serves to produce social distinctions within neighbourhoods.Availability: (1)

Half a citizen : life on welfare in Australia /

by Murphy, John | Murray, Suellen | Chalmers, Jennifer | Martin, Sonia | Marston, Greg.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2011Description: viii, 240 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Sonia Martin worked in the Research and Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence. INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This book examines what life is like on welfare in Australia. Based on interviews with 150 welfare recipients, it highlights the contradictions of welfare policy in both promoting independence and disempowering clients, and the contrast between public perceptions and lived experience. Topics include: the context of the Australian welfare system; poverty and deprivation; resilience and fear; housing and housing tenure; social exclusion and stigma; social networks and civic engagement; the importance of paid work; barriers and transitions to work; Centrelink service delivery; and values and ethics about income support.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Cheating welfare : public assistance and the criminalization of poverty /

by Gustafson, Kaaryn S.

Publisher: New York, NY New York University Press 2011Description: xi, 227 p.Notes: Contents: 1 Introduction -- 2 Reconstructing Social Ills: From the Perils of Poverty to Welfare Dependency 3 The Criminalization of Poverty 4 A Glimpse at the Interviewees 5 Living within and without the Rules 6 Engaging with Rules and Negotiating Compliance 7 Contextualizing Criminality, Noncompliance, and Resistance 8 Cheating Ourselves Includes bibliography pp.209-220 and indexSummary: Over the last three decades, welfare policies have been informed by popular beliefs that welfare fraud is rampant. As a result, welfare policies have become more punitive and the boundaries between the welfare system and the criminal justice system have blurred so much so that in some locales prosecution caseloads for welfare fraud exceed welfare caseloads. In reality, some recipients manipulate the welfare system for their own ends, others are gravely hurt by punitive policies, and still others fall somewhere in between. In Cheating Welfare, Kaaryn S. Gustafson endeavors to clear up these gray areas by providing insights into the history, social construction, and lived experience of welfare. She shows why cheating is all but inevitable not because poor people are immoral, but because ordinary individuals navigating complex systems of rules are likely to become entangled despite their best efforts. Through an examination of the construction of the crime we know as welfare fraud, which she bases on in-depth interviews with welfare recipients in Northern California, Gustafson challenges readers to question their assumptions about welfare policies, welfare recipients, and crime control in the United States. (Publisher abstract)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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