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The dynamics of competition in higher education : the Australian case in global context. /

by Marginson, Simon.

Publisher: Clayton, Vic. Monash Centre for Research in International Education 2004Description: Text.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:05 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social policy and the challenge of globalisation. /

by Mishra, Ramesh.

Publisher: 1995Description: p. 15-34 (v.1).Notes: Rec. no. for book B7041 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The welfare state and economic competition /

by Gough, Ian | Watts, Rob | Hudson, Rob | Burston, Olga.

Publisher: School of Social Work, Melbourne University 1989Description: 60 p.; table.Notes: The Ian Gough seminar - Title page Contents: Preface: Olga Burston -- The welfare state and international cometitiveness / Ian Gough -- Response / Rob Watts --- summary discussion -- Economic competitiveness and the welfare state in Britain under Mrs. Thatcher / Ian Gough -- Response: The welfare state and re-structuring - Similarities between the United Kingdom and Australia / Rob Hudson -- Summary of discussionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Migration : benefiting Australia conference proceedings. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and ndigenous Affairs. Research Section Migration Branch.

Publisher: Canberra A.C.T. The Department 2002Description: pp.Notes: Part 1 : Population. 1 Australia's population futures / Peter McDonald -- 2 Ageing in the 21st century : Implications for public policy / Steve Dowrick -- 3 Emigration of skilled Australians: Patterns, trends and issues / Graeme Hugo -- Part 2 : Economic /budgetary impact of migration . 4 The economics of migration / Chris Richardson -- Part 3 : Social and economic participation of migrants -- 5 Immigration : Who wins and who loses / Ross Garnaut -- 6 The migrant perspective / Sue Richardson -- 7 Global competition for skills : An evaluation of policies / John Salt -- Part 4 : International asylum and humanitarian migration -- 8 Humanitarian flows and the international system of protection / Alexander Casella -- Part 5 : Panel discussions. Migration and population -- Judging the success of immigration policy - social, economic and international issues -- Part 6 : Conference speeches. Opening speech to the conference / The Hon Philip Ruddock MP, Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs -- Bridging the divide : A population policy to benefit all Australians / Julia Gillard MP, Shadow Minister for Population and Immigration -- Multiculturalism : Sustaining a vital Australia / Benjamin Chow -- How many people doing what? / Michael Krockenberger -- The case for a higher population / Bert Dennis -- Closing speech to the conference / The Hon Philip Ruddock MPAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Public private partnerships in education /

by Dunkin, Ruth | Brotherhood of St Laurence. Research and Policy Centre.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Social Inclusion and Corporate Responsibility Workshop Proceedings 21 November 2008Summary: All developed countries are seeking to improve their international competitiveness. As the nature of their competitive basis changes away from traditional manufacturing and agricultural industries to services and more sophisticated manufacturing and value-adding industries -knowledge-intensive - industries the perceived need for greater skills development and educational achievement levels has grown. Thus a key underpinning of international competitiveness for many countries is the competitiveness of their educational levels and in turn, their education systems. In many cases educational achievement levels have stalled in the wake of successful mass education programs in the last century and countries are seeking to reinvigorate educational growth. However they do so within a climate in which those countries are also facing major new challenges of economic and social adaptation and competing investment needs. As a result, different routes to educational investment are being sought and used. This paper will outline these, together with the major policy issues associated with them.Availability: (1)

Alternatives to globalisation : an Asia-Pacific perspective. /

by Wiseman, John, (ed.) | Community Aid Abroad.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Community Aid Abroad 1997Description: 137 p.Notes: The papers were given at a seminar held at the Overseas Service Bureau in Melbourne in September 1996 by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Community Aid Abroad, the Department of Social Science RMIT and Centre for Urban and Social Research, Swinburne University -- Cover and Introduction.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

National competition policy.

by Hilmer, Frederick G | Australia. Independent Committee of Inquiry.

Publisher: Canberra : Australian Government Publishing Service 1993Description: xxxix, 385 p. ; PDF.Other title: Hilmer report.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: August 1993; Chairman: Frederick G. Hilmer. Members: Mr Mark Rayner ; Geoffrey Taperell Secrotary: Mr Warrick SmithSummary: Australia is facing major challenges in reforming its economy to enhance national living standards and opportunities. There is the challenge of improving productivity, not only in producing more with less and deploying scarce assets wisely, but also in becoming better at making and exploiting new discoveries, whether in technology, resources, fashion or ideas. A possibly more difficult challenge is to develop in a Way that creates new jobs and growth rather than the economy shrinking to an efficient but diminishing core of activity. Coping with these challenges is an enormous task for any country, and Australia is not alone in finding the process. of reform testing and early benefits elusive, particularly when world economic growth is negligible. However, Australia faces an additional complexity in tackling these challenges, as most reforms require action by up to nine governments. This is particularly true in competition policy, an area central to micro-economic reform which aims at improvements at the front line of the economy. Availability: (1)

What happens when you are retrenched from an old declining industry? /

by Webber, Michael | Weller, Sally.

In: Saunders, Peter (ed.) The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemploymentPublisher: 2002Description: p. 134-153.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11056 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Leadership 2030 : the six megatrends you need to understand to lead your company into the future /

by Vielmetter, George | Sell, Yvonne.

Publisher: New York, NY Armacom 2014Description: xii, 244 p. : ill.Notes: Bibliography : p. 199-228 Index : p. 229-244Summary: Massive global forces will reshape your business by the year 2030. Formidable competition from China, environmental pressures, talent wars, and technological leaps will divide the short-term thinkers from the prudent few looking for long-range opportunities. This book gives you a sophisticated futuring team of your own. ; Drawn from research conducted by Hay Group, a global management consultancy, and Z_punkt, an international leader in strategic foresight analysis, Leadership 2030 pinpoints six converging megatrends, and provides direction for leading your organization through profound change.Availability: No items available Checked out (1).

Global pressures, national responses : the Australian welfare state in context. /

by Saunders, Peter | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1998Description: 35 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references October 1998Availability: (1)

Principles of economics / Joshua Gans, Stephen King, Robin Stonecash, Martin Byford, Jan Libich, N Gregory Mankiw.

by Gans, Joshua, 1968- [author.] | King, Stephen, 1962- [author.] | Stonecash, Robin Ellen [author.] | Libich, Jan [author.] | Mankiw, N. Gregory [author.].

Edition: 6th edition.Publisher: South Melbourne, Victoria Cengage Learning Australia, 2015Copyright date: �2015Description: xliii, 959 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm.Summary: This edition combines microeconomics and macroeconomics into one volume for students who take a full years course. The latest edition of this text continues to focus on important concepts and analyses necessary for students in an introductory economics course. In keeping with the authors philosophy of showing students the power of economic tools and the importance of economic ideas, this edition pays careful attention to regional and global policies and economic issues such as climate change and resource taxation, the impacts of the ongoing global financial crisis, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, monetary and fiscal policy. Accompanied by CourseMate, comprising flashcards, graphing workshops, games, quizzes, videos. Access to Search me! referring students to the online Search me! database. Aplia is available with this text.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The spectre of capitalism : the future of the world economy after the fall of communism / William Keegan.

by Keegan, William.

Publisher: London : Radius, 1992Description: viii, 221 p. ; 23 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Megabang for megabucks : driving a harder bargain on megaprojects / Marion Terrill, Owain Emslie, and Lachlan Fox (Grattan Institute)

by Terrill, Marion | Grattan Institute | Emslie, Owain | Fox, Lachlan.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic : Grattan Institute, 2021Description: 55 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: Australians pay too much for major road and rail projects because governments don’t drive a hard bargain on contracts with the big construction firms. Governments procuring transport infrastructure should focus on one principle: delivering services at the lowest long-term cost to taxpayers, for a given quality standard. To achieve this in Australia, we need more competition, smarter procurement, and greater transparency. Australia’s transport infrastructure costs are above the global average. There is a government culture of caving in to contractor demands and paying sometimes hundreds of millions of dollars to settle a problem a few months or years after a contract is signed. Even after construction has begun, about 25 per cent of projects end up costing taxpayers more than governments promised when the contract was signed. To get quality infrastructure at a sharp price, competition is fundamental. With more megaprojects, contracts have grown too; megaproject contracts have been 38 per cent bigger in the most recent seven years than they were in the preceding seven years. With larger contracts, competition inevitably thins. Few firms have the technical and financial capability to win contracts worth $1 billion or more. So it’s crucial that international firms can enter the Australian market, bringing global innovation and know-how. Australian governments should not give undue priority to domestic experience or the comfort of dealing with familiar firms, and they should avoid market-led or unsolicited proposals for projects. [Overview] Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Privatisation, globalisation and labour : studies from Australia. /

by Fairbrother, Peter (ed.) | Paddon, Michael (ed.) | Teicher, Julian (ed.).

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Federation Press 2002Description: x, 286 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Chapter 1. Corporatisation and privatisation in Australia / Peter Fairbrother, Michael Paddon and Julian Teicher -- Chapter 2. Entering the international aviation industry: Privatisation of QANTAS / Small, Rai -- Chapter 3. Internationalising telecommunications: Telstra / Ruth Barton -- Chapter 4. Preparing for the national electricity market: the New South Wales electricity industry / Duncan MacDonald and Mark Bray -- Chapter 5. The advent of multi-national ownership of the Victorian electricity generating plants: questions for Labour / Peter Fairbrother and Jonathon Testi -- Chapter 6. Privatisation by stealth: the Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria / Ruth Barton -- Chapter 7. Where are the jobs in the Job Network : competitive tendering of employment services / Patricia Ranald -- Chapter 8. Privatising local government: the Victorian experience / Julian Teicher and Bernadine Van Gramberg -- Chapter 9. State restructuring and Labour / Peter Fairbrother and Michael Paddon.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Finnish lessons 2.0 : what can the world learn from educational change in Finland? / Pasi Sahlberg ; forewords by Diane Ravitch and Andy Hargreaves ; afterword by Sir Ken Robinson.

by Sahlberg, Pasi | Ravitch, Diane [writer of foreword.] | Hargreaves, Andy [writer of foreword.] | Robinson, Ken, 1950- [writer of afterword.].

Edition: Second edition.Publisher: New York Teachers College, Columbia University, [2015]Description: xxvi, 236 p. : : ill.Other title: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland?.Notes: Formerly CIP.Summary: Pasi Sahlberg has thoroughly updated his groundbreaking account of how Finland built a world-class education system during the past four decades. In this international bestseller, Sahlberg traces the evolution of Finnish education policies and highlights how they differ from the United States and much of the rest of the world. Featuring substantial additions throughout the text, Finnish Lessons 2.0 demonstrates how systematically focusing on teacher and leader professionalism, building trust between the society and its schools, and investing in educational equity rather than competition, choice, and other market-based reforms make Finnish schools an international model of success. This second edition details the complexity of meaningful change by examining Finland's educational performance in light of the most recent international assessment data and domestic changes.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economics for the common good / Jean Tirole ; translated by Steven Rendall.

by Tirole, Jean | Rendall, Steven [translator.].

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2017Description: xii, 563 p. : ill.Notes: Originally published in 2016 under the title: Economie du bien commun.; Francisco Azpitarte, Henderson Research Fellow, Economist, 2011-2018 Francisco is an economist who joined the Research and Policy Centre in early 2011. He was appointed to the Ronald Henderson Research Fellow joint position at the Melbourne Institute, University of Melbourne and the Brotherhood of St Laurence Summary: When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is Economics for the Common Good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics, far from being a "dismal science," is a positive force for the common good. Economists are rewarded for writing technical papers in scholarly journals, not joining in public debates. But Tirole says we urgently need economists to engage with the many challenges facing society, helping to identify our key objectives and the tools needed to meet them. To show how economics can help us realise the common good, Tirole shares his insights on a broad array of questions affecting our everyday lives and the future of our society, including global warming, unemployment, the post-2008 global financial order, the euro crisis, the digital revolution, innovation, and the proper balance between the free market and regulation. Providing a rich account of how economics can benefit everyone, Economics for the Common Good sets a new agenda for the role of economics in society.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

World Energy Outlook 2021 / International Energy Agency (IEA)

by International Energy Agency (IEA).

Publisher: [Paris] : IEA Publications, 2021Description: 1 online resource (383 pages) : illustrations.Online Access: Website Summary: Against the backdrop of turbulent markets and a crucial meeting of the COP26 conference on climate change in Glasgow, the 2021 World Energy Outlook (WEO) provides an indispensable guide to the opportunities, benefits and risks ahead at this vital moment for clean energy transitions. The WEO is the energy world’s most authoritative source of analysis and projections. This flagship publication of the IEA has appeared every year since 1998. Its objective data and dispassionate analysis provide critical insights into global energy supply and demand in different scenarios and the implications for energy security, climate targets and economic development. In 2020, even while economies bent under the weight of Covid-19 lockdowns, renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar PV continued to grow rapidly, and electric vehicles set new sales records. The new energy economy will be more electrified, efficient, interconnected and clean. Its emergence is the product of a virtuous circle of policy action and technology innovation, and its momentum is now sustained by lower costs. In most markets, solar PV or wind now represents the cheapest available source of new electricity generation. Clean energy technology is becoming a major new area for investment and employment – and a dynamic arena for international collaboration and competition. The World Energy Outlook 2021 (WEO-2021) is a special edition. It is designed to inform the energy and climate debates at the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November 2021 and beyond. As such, it departs from the usual WEO structure in the way it organises and presents the material and analyses. The WEO-2021 chapters:  Chapter 1 provides an overview of key themes, drawing on material from the other chapters and augmented with additional analysis.  Chapter 2 presents the latest energy data to set the scene and describes the scenarios used in this year’s analysis, the assumptions that underpin them, and how and why they differ from each other.  Chapter 3 focuses on the gap between the announced pledges, made by governments in the run-up to COP26, and the goal to limit the rise of the global average temperature to 1.5 °C, and examines in detail how this gap can be closed.  Chapter 4 examines what it will take to implement the announced pledges, and looks broadly at the projections for energy demand and electricity across all of our scenarios.  Chapter 5 continues the multi-scenario approach and explores the outlook for various fuels.  Chapter 6 presents a cross-cutting thematic discussion of the various energy security hazards that could arise during energy transitions, both in domestic energy systems and internationally.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Contemporary perspectives on social work and the human services : challenges and change. /

by O'Connor, Ian (ed.) | Smyth, Paul (ed.).

Publisher: [Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.] Longman Publishing 2000Description: 208 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction: The challenges of change / Ian O'Connor, Jeni Warburton and Paul Smyth -- Part I The policy and the administrative context : optimism and uncertainty -- 2. Global pressures, national responses : the Australian welfare state in context / Peter Saunders -- 3. Human services and employment in the post-industrial labour market / John Quiggin -- 4. Rethinking the `Old Certainties' : social policy, the Labour Movement and the Whitlam years / Paul Smyth -- 5. Social policy and the global economy / Anna Yeatman -- 6. Competition, quasi-markets and the new welfare state / Mark Considine -- 7. The Third Sector in the human services : rethinking its role / Catherine McDonald -- Part II Professions and human services in the new environment -- 8. Professions in the post-industrial labour market / Margaret Shapiro -- 9. The profession of psychology in the new environment / Mary Sheehan -- Part III Remodelling human service practice 10. Critical perspectives on social work practice / Jan Fook -- 11. Community-based options for social work : sites for creative practice / Jim Ife -- 12. Social work : an enterprising profession in a competitive environment? / Andrew Jones -- 13. Rethinking social work for the new environment : international dimensions / Janet George -- 14. Social work and the human services in a corporatised environment : the case of Centrelink / Peta Fitzgibbon -- 15. Turning threats into challenges : a positive perspective on the future / Linda Rosenman.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Promoting inclusive growth : challenges and policies

by de Mello, Luiz (ed.) | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Dutz, Mark A. (ed.).

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2012Description: 285 p. : ill. (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Notes: Includes bibliographical references. The volume is based on the proceedings of a conference co-organised by the OECD Economics Department and the World Bank on 24-25 March 2011.Summary: This volume discusses several policy challenges facing countries to achieve and sustain inclusive growth. The volume is based on the proceedings of a conference co-organised by the OECD Economics Department and the World Bank on 24-25 March 2011, which brought together academics and practitioners from advanced, emerging-market and developing economies. While discussions on strong growth typically focus on the pace of economic expansion, those on inclusiveness also delve into the patterns of growth and on how its benefits are shared among the various social groups. An important message that came out of the conference is that strong growth is not necessarily inclusive and that policy action is needed to make sure that pro-growth initiatives also foster inclusiveness. ; Contents: Executive summary - The political economy of inclusive growth /Mushtaq H. Khan - Finance, regulation and inclusive growth /Ross Levine - Individualised service provision and the new welfare state: are there lessons from Northern Europe for developing countries? / Charles Sabel - Making green sources of growth more inclusive / Sjak Smulders - Fiscal democracy or why sound fiscal policy, budget consolidation and inclusive growth require fewer, not more, attempts to control the future / C. Eugene Steuerle - Sequencing public interventions tosupport techno-entrepreneurship / Morris Teubal and Yevgeny Kuznetsov - Competition and innovation-driven inclusive growth / Mark A. Dutz, Ioannis N. Kessides, Stephen D. O'Connell and Robert D. Willig - Policy debate: How do you make growth more inclusive? / William R. WhiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The welfare state : a reader. /

by Pierson, Christopher (ed.) | Castles, Francis G. (ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Polity Press 2000Description: xi, 403 p. ; ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: I. Approaches to welfare. The first welfare state? / Thomas Paine -- 'Classical'. The welfare state in historical perspective / Asa Briggs -- Citizenship and social class / T. H. Marshall -- Universalism versus selection / Richard Titmuss -- Perspectives on the Left. What is social justice? / Commission on Social Justice -- The fiscal crisis of the state / James O'Connor -- Some contradictions of the modern welfare state / Claus Offe -- The power resources model / Walter Korpi -- Responses from the Right. The meaning of the welfare state / Friedrich von Hayek -- The two wars against poverty / Charles Murray -- The new politics of the new poverty / Lawrence M. Mead -- Feminism. Feminism and social policy / Mary McIntosh -- The patriarchal welfare state / Carole Pateman -- II. Debates and Issues. Welfare regimes. Three worlds of welfare capitalism / Gosta Esping-Andersen -- The real worlds of welfare capitalism / Robert E. Goodin, Bruce Headey, Ruud Muffels and Henk-Jan Dirven -- A European welfare state? Towards a European welfare state? / Stephan Leibfried -- Is the European social model fragmenting? / John Grahl and Paul Teague -- Competitiveness and globalization [globalisation] challenges for the welfare state. Social welfare and competitiveness / Ian Gough -- Negative integration: states and the loss of boundary control / Fritz Scharpf -- Challenges to welfare: external constraints / Martin Rhodes -- National economic governance / Paul Hirst and Grahame Thompson -- Demographic and social change. Social security around the world / Estelle James -- On averting the age old crisis / R. Beattie and W. McGillivray -- Intergenerational conflict and the welfare state: American and British perspectives / Chris Phillipson -- Political challenges to the welfare state. The new politics of the welfare state / Paul Pierson -- Welfare state retrenchment revisited / Richard Clayton and Jonas Pontusson -- III. The futures of welfare. High-risk strategy / Will Hutton -- The implications of ecological thought for social welfare / Tony Fitzpatrick -- Basic income and the two dilemmas of the welfare state / Philippe van Parijs -- The welfare state and postmodernity / Kirk Mann -- Positive welfare / Anthony GiddensAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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