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'Competition and collaboration' : address to The Williamson Community Leadership Program. /

by Challen, Michael B | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Address given 7th September, 1994 1994Description: 4 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'We're multicultural mate!' : regional Australian discourses of multiculturalism and the reproduction of 'white Australia' as a national identity /

by Koerner, Catherine | The Australian Sociological Association | Haggis, Jane.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 10-11Summary: This paper considers the complexities of 'everyday understandings' of multiculturalism as a discourse to deal with racialised difference. The paper is based on one of the author's doctoral research which analyses the complexities of how whiteness and race are socially produced and lived in regional Australia. Drawing on a set of qualitative interviews conducted in South Australia with 29 people who self-identity as 'white Australian' we consider the social and political history of a 'white Australia' continues to inform the terms of multiculturalism for these people. We argue that this reflects the ways that state multiculturalism manages diversity and obscures the language of race. As a consequence the white national identity remains raced without an everyday vocabulary to deal with it.Availability: (1)

"...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).

"Addressing poverty: can we get past our blind spots?" /

by Frances, Nic.

Publisher: unpub. 2000Description: 2 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"Improving the welfare of Australians" /

by Siemon, Don.

Publisher: 1996Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: It has been confirmed by letter dated 26 January 1996 that both the Japanese and English versions of the article have been placed in the Australian Embassy library in TokyoAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"There goes the neigbourhood!" : Australia's migrant experience. /

by Dugan, Michael | Szware, Josef.

Publisher: South Melbourne Macmillan in association with Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs 1984Description: 200 p. Bibliography p. 198-199.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

2002 Sambell Oration : ‘Making Australia a poverty-free zone’

by Frances, Nic | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: 7 p. PDF.Other title: ‘Making Australia a poverty-free zone’ : 2002 Sambell Oration: .Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Sambell Oration delivered at the Public Policy Lecture Theatre, University of Melbourne on 17 October. An edited transcript of the speech delivered by Father Nic Frances, Executive Director, Brotherhood of St Laurence; See also: [B11118] Background paper for national job creation as part of the Sambell Oration presented by the Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence on 17 October 2002.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

4 classic Quarterly Essays on Australian politics. /

by Hamilton, Clive | Brett, Judith | Lohrey, Amanda | Gaita, Raimond.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Quarterly Essay 2007Description: v, 326 p.Summary: Well-known writers take the long view of Australian politics and the responses of politicians to culture. Clive Hamilton s essay about the Labor Party anticipates Kevin Rudd s moral perspective on politics. Judith Brett unpicks the Liberal Party s core appeal to voters, beginning with a Robert Menzies address to the nation and going on to John Howard s ability to practise the politics of unity. Amanda Lohrey tells the story of the Greens and their leader Bob Brown. Finally, Raimond Gaita considers the role of morality and truth in politics, in the era of the war on terror.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

4 Corners : "On the brink" /

by Australian Broadcasting Corporation | Thompson, Geoff | O'Brien, Kerry.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2013Description: 1 videodisc (DVD). : 42:46 mins., sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "On the brink", reported by Geoff Thompson and presented by Kerry O'Brien, went to air on Monday 1st July 2013 at 8.30pm on ABC1. It can also be seen on ABC iview or at Could you live on Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

4R Conference Home Page /

Publisher: 2008Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:52:27 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: The 4Rs international conference at the University of Technology Sydney (30 Sep 08 to 3 Oct 08) frames Australia's future as a cosmopolitan civil society. The conference examines four themes: human rights (rights); Indigenous advancement (reconciliation); inter-communal relations (respect); and active citizenship (responsibility).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A better tax return : reconsidering the role of Australia's tax system /

by Business Council of Australia.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Business Council of Australia 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into a room…’ : young people and the role of inter-faith dialogue. /

by Olliff, Louise.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This policy discussion paper looks at the context for the increasing number of inter-faith initiatives, how this impacts on young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and their sense of identity, and provides some discussion around future considerations for initiatives aimed at promoting respect and understanding within our diverse community.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A decent provision : Australian welfare policy, 1870 to 1949 /

by Murphy, John.

Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK Ashgate Publishing Group 2011Description: 270 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: A Decent Provision is a narrative history of how and why Australia built a distinctive welfare regime in the period from the 1870s to 1949. At the beginning of this period, the Australian colonies were belligerently insisting they must not have a Poor Law, yet had reproduced many of the systems of charitable provision in Britain. By the start of the twentieth century, a combination of extended suffrage, basic wage regulation and the aged pension had led to a reputation as a 'social laboratory'. And yet half a century later, Australia was a 'welfare laggard' and the Labor Party's welfare state of the mid-1940s was a relatively modest and parsimonious construction. Models of welfare based on social insurance had been vigorously rejected, and the Australian system continued on a path of highly residual, targeted welfare payments. The book explains this curious and halting trajectory, showing how choices made in earlier decades constrained what could be done, and what could be imagined. Based on extensive new research from a variety of primary sources it makes a significant contribution to general historical debates, as well as to the field of comparative social policy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A greater Australia : population, policies and governance /

by Pincus, Jonathan (ed.) | Committee for Economic Development of Australia | Hugo, Graeme (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Committee for Economic Development of Australia 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Immigration brings advantages, but it also carries or accentuates some problems - like crowding in the capital cities. Australians can gain from moderate levels of immigration that are supported by good settlement arrangements, and by an adaptable suite of good social, environmental and economic policies - policies that are desirable, whatever the level of immigration, and whatever the size of the population. Fears of crowded Australian communities reflect fears of poor policies, since there are many examples of countries and communities that have prospered with large populations and high population growth rates. The more flexible and adaptable the economy, and the better our government policy settings, then the more likely the benefits of immigration will spread widely throughout the Australian population. Moreover, there needs to be a feedback loop - if the Australian political system can cope well with the growth in population, then a larger population becomes more desirable. However, if the political system cannot cope well with a growing population, as has been widely asserted recently, then the rate of immigration should be lower. The 'barriers' to improved wellbeing arise mainly from policy and institutional restrictions, and not, in particular, from deficient water volumes or any insoluble problems of infrastructure provision. In particular, if we price infrastructure services fairly and efficiently, and facilitate the appropriate investment and associated finance, we can sustain and increase the average living standards of Australians.Availability: (1)

A legacy of choice: economic thought and social policy in Australia, the early post-war years. /

by Smyth, Paul.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. SWRC 1989Description: 28 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A nation united : 9 May 2001 : a joint commemorative meeting of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Centenary Commemoration Ceremony /

by Australia. Parliament.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centenary of Federation Victoria 2001Description: 63 p. : ill. ports.Notes: Title from cover. "Official program, Centenary of Federation".Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A new Australian consensus for the 21st century /

by Combet, Greg | University of South Australia. The Bob Hawke Prime inisterial Centre.

Publisher: Magill, S.A. University of South Australia. The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre 2006Description: HTML.Other title: Annual Hawke lecture (9th : 2006 : Adelaide, South Australia).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A not so humble anniversary : a year of government senate control. /

by Evans, Chris.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Australian Fabian Society 2006Description: Text.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:27:43 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A picture of the nation : the statistician's report on the 2006 Census, 2006 /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Catalogue no. 2070.0 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Census of Population and Housing 2006.Summary: "The Statistician's Report analyses information collected in the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. It also incorporates information from previous censuses in some instances going back as far as 1911. It presents stories about contemporary society and trends that affect the lives of Australian people. Drawing on the rich variety of topics covered by the census and looking across different geographic areas and population groups, this report showcases the many strengths of census data." -- ABS websiteAvailability: No items available

A place in the sun : re-creating the Australian way of life. /

by Cope, Bill | Kalantzis, Mary.

Publisher: Pymble, N.S.W. HarperCollins 2000Description: 389 p.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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