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2004 Federal election : Brotherhood of St Laurence call to the parties. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: PDF; 24p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2004 Includes bibliographical references Authorised and printed by John Wilson, Executive Director.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (2).

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).

Chifley Research Centre : committed to the advancement of public policy debate in Australia. /

by Chifley Research Centre.

Publisher: 04/06/2005 16:37:56 2005Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 04/06/2005 16:37:56 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Chifley Research Centre is committed to the advancement of public policy debate and progressive thinking in Australia. To this end, the Centre promotes policy discussion in universities and throughout political and industrial forums; commissions academic research into pressing and long term public policy issues affecting Australia; provides strategic policy advice to the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party; works in conjunction with other research and intellectual bodies to promote better understanding of the Australian political and policy environment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Choices and consequences : an analysis of the policies of the parties seeking to govern Australia and the implications for poverty, opportunity and inequality. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1996Description: 27 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Date on cover incorrect: should be 1996Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Coming to the party : where to next for Labor? /

by Jones, Barry (ed.).

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press 2006Description: xiv, 237 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Complementary or contradictory? : an analysis of the design of climate policies in Australia /

by Denniss, Richard | Australia Institute | Macintosh, Andrew.

Publisher: Manuka, A.C.T. Australia Institute 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australia Institute. Policy brief ; no. 22.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011Summary: Contrary to popular belief, the policies that are most effective in driving down greenhouse gas emissions actually raise revenue rather than cost the budget money. The Gillard Government has recently scrapped, or wound back, a range of policies designed to help reduce greenhouse gasses in order to ensure the budget returns quickly to surplus. These policies, including the Cleaner Car Rebate, Green Car Innovation Fund, Green Start Program (the ironically named replacement to the Green Loan scheme as the replacement was scrapped before it started), and the Solar Homes and Communities Plan, are often called 'complementary policies' as they are designed to complement the operation of a (as yet unseen) carbon price. This paper outlines the circumstances in which such complementary policies are required and then assesses whether the recent decision to modify and abolish a wide range of these complementary policies was justified.Availability: (1)

Developments in Australian refugee law and policy 2007-10 : Labor's first term in office /

by Karlsen, Elibritt | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. Parliamentary Library 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 18 October 2010 Includes bibliographical references.Summary: On 24 November 2007, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) won the federal election, defeating the Coalition Government which had been in power for nearly twelve years. Kevin Rudd was sworn in as Australia's 26th Prime Minister on 3 December 2007. The ALP National Platform, which was formally adopted in April 2007, represented the party's long term aspirations for Australia. In relation to immigration, the ALP ambitiously resolved to implement significant changes for asylum seekers and refugees if elected. Most notably, to end the so called Pacific Solution ; to give permanent, not temporary, protection to all refugees; to limit the detention of asylum seekers for the purposes of conducting initial health, identity and security checks; to subject the length and conditions of detention to review; to vest management of detention centres with the public sector; to retain the excision of Christmas Island, Cocos Islands and Ashmore Reef; and to create a new Refugee Determination Tribunal. In the area of refugee policy the key themes of the platform were humanity, fairness, integrity and public confidence.Availability: (1)

Getting over post-election blues . /

by Martin, Brian | Carson, Lyn.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Review of Public Affairs 2005Description: HTML.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Poles apart : on Australia's future : its your choice. /

by Australian Labor Party.

Publisher: Barton, A.C.T. The Party 1992Description: 201 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Postcode : the splintering of a nation. /

by Swan, Wayne.

Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. Pluto Press 2005Description: xvii, 248 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-48)Summary: Wayne Swan, Federal Shadow Treasurer and former Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services, argues that in spite of some economic successes, new forms of concentrated disadvantage have developed in Australia over the last decades. He examines the geographical nature of inequality, the prospects for those living above the poverty line, the consequences of welfare reform and proposes some policy approaches for creating a fairer society.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Protecting Australia and protecting the Australian way : Labor policy on asylum seekers and refugees. /

by Crean, Simon | Gillard, Julia.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. unpublished 2002Description: 57 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: (1)

Reconnecting Labor. /

by Donovan, Barry.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Scribe Publications 2006Description: 213 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

State of the nation : aspects of Australian public policy /

by Markwell, Don (ed.) | Thompson, Rachel (ed.) | Leeser, Julian (ed.).

Publisher: Bacchus Marsh, Vic. Connor Court 2013Description: xiv, 265 p.Notes: Contents: The resources sector / Keith DeLacy -- Restoring the liberal base to trade policy / Alan Oxley -- Australian foreign policy / Paul O'Sullivan -- Australia and China / Geoff Raby -- Defence / Jim Molan -- Border protection / Adrienne Millbank -- Mental health / John Mendoza -- Welfare reform / Patrick McClure -- Homelessness policy / Toby Hall -- Agricultural policy / Brian Fisher -- The search for a regional Australian policy / Dick Estens -- The National Broadband Network / Kevin Morgan -- Higher education / Steven Schwartz -- Australian culture / Donald McDonald -- Reform of the Australian Public Service / Peter Shergold.Summary: State of the Nation critiques the policies and performance of the Rudd and Gillard governments in Australia since 2007 in diverse policy areas. It does so through the distinctive voices of fifteen distinguished and non-partisan Australians who are independent experts in their fields. The policy areas considered range from the resources sector, where real damage has been done to one of the great drivers of the Australian economy, to defence, where the absence of strategy and the deep cuts in spending have risked Australia's national security; from border protection, where hundreds of boatpeople have died trying to take advantage of lax Australian policies, to the National Broadband Network, where tens of billions of dollars of taxpayers' funds have been committed without proper process or adequate reporting. Other topics include trade and foreign policy, including the mismanagement of Australia's relations with China; social policy fields such as welfare reform, mental health, and homelessness; agriculture and regional Australia, culture and higher education - and, given the importance of good process in policy-making and public administration, an agenda for reform of the Australian public service. This book tells the sorry story of a failure of ideas, process, and leadership in Australia since 2007.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

The Australian economy needs an education revolution . /

by Rudd, Kevin | Smith, Stephen.

Publisher: Kingston, A.C.T. Australian Labor Party 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:41:05 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The longest decade. /

by Megalogenis, George.

Publisher: Carlton North, Vic. Scribe Publications 2006Description: 346 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-323) and index.Summary: Based on interviews with Paul Keating and John Howard and drawing on the author s experience in the Canberra press gallery, this book analyses the changing nation of Australia in the 1990s under two influential leaders.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The major party competition : social welfare since 1972. /

by Smith, Rodney.

Publisher: Sydney, Welfare & social policy in Australia : the distribution of advantage edited by Michael Wearing and Rosemary Berreen 1994Description: p. 57-80.Notes: Rec. no. for book B6702 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Where to from here? : Australian egalitarianism under threat. /

by Argy, Fred.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2003Description: xiv, 209 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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