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Making social policy in Australia : an introduction. /

by Dalton, Tony | Draper, Mary | Weeks, Wendy | Wiseman, John.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 1996Description: xv, 252 p. : 22 cm.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Managing decentralisation : a new role for labour market policy. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003Description: 369 p.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: (1)

Media on a shoestring : media tactics for community organisations. /

by O'Rourke, Annie.

Publisher: Manuka, A.C.T. Media Team Australia 2007Description: 94 p. : ill.Notes: Cover title.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Meeting complex needs : the future of social care. /

by Rankin, Jennifer | Regan, Sue.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research and Turning Point 2004Description: viii, 82 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 74-80)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Meeting the cost of continuing care : public views and perceptions. /

by Diba, Rebecca.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 1996Description: 64 p.Notes: missing 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Mental health consumer participation in a culturally diverse society. /

by Sozomenou, Andrew | Mitchell, Penny | Fitzgerald, Maureen H | Malak, Abd-Elmasih.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Transcultural Mental Health Network 2000Description: xvii, 253 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Metadata management for information control and business success. /

by Tozer, Guy.

Publisher: London, U.K. Artech House 1999Description: 290 p. : ill.Notes: missing 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Microeconomic reform and displaced workers : an introduction. /

by Borland, Jeff.

In: Microeconomic reform and productivity growthPublisher: 1998Description: p. 365-399.Availability: No items available

Microfinance and poverty reduction. /

by Johnson, Susan | Rogaly, Ben.

Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Oxfam 1997Description: vii, 134 p.Notes: At head of title: Development guidelines Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Microfinance and the household economy : financial inclusion, social and economic participation and material wellbeing /

by Corrie, Tanya | Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Bibliography : p. 123-126Summary: The research used a case study methodology to explore the lived experiences of 30 financially excluded individuals and families. Recruitment of participants was done through agencies in four different geographical areas nationally. The areas selected were Collingwood and surrounds in inner Melbourne, to represent an inner-urban area; outer western Sydney around Blacktown as an outer urban interface; Northern Queensland (Cairns) to ensure regional representation; and lastly the Torres Strait Islands to better understand the impact of remoteness. The research showed that microfinance enabled financial inclusion, social and economic participation and material wellbeing, and that these impacts were different for different groups. Geography played a role, with particular accessibility issues occurring in rural and remote areas. However, the case studies also made it clear that in order to have maximum impact microfinance cannot operate in a vacuum. While applying for microfinance was a fairly simple transaction for many participants, to fully allow them to set and achieve their aspirations, more than one service or policy response was needed given the complex environments they operated within.Availability: (1)

Migrant women act /

by Bursian, Olga.

Publisher: Champaign, Ill. Common Ground Publishing 2011Description: PDF.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-186) and index. Contents: Understanding migrant women : research and a bit of theory - Childhood diversities and life's beginnings - Displacements and landings : uncoupling of the life-world - The topography of migration : suffering and overcoming - Facilitating processes : Australian publicly funded infrastructure - Australian citizens and existential questions - Creating mutually supportive societies.Summary: Migrant Women Act shows the creativity and ingenuity of migrant women in shaping their own destinies during resettlement. It also shows the vital role of public services in enabling these competencies to flower. Olga Bursian documents the stories of thirty migrant women from the former USSR, Vietnam, Lebanon, the Philippines and the Horn of Africa, by exploring their socialisation into non-Western understandings of the human being, of normal society and what is worth doing in life. The women speak about how they acted through displacement and resettlement overturning popular stereotypes about their cultures. The stories reveal their generosity, resilience and audacity in the face of multiple layers of unequal social relations and negative representations. The book includes a review of the role of public services in successful resettlement, even for the most resilient women. Open entitlement to these services for new citizens was the hallmark of multiculturalism prior to the reversals begun by the Howard Government in the mid 1990s. Olga Bursian uses wide ranging sources to back a rigorous policy and program analysis, pitched at professionals and decision makers. She has lived and worked across diverse cultures and was inspired to document the unbounded resilience of migrant women.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Morals and policy public duty and private responsibilities in the employment to retirement transition. /

by Shaver, Sheila | Thompson, Merrin.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2001Description: 29 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2001 Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-29)Availability: (1)

More than a roof : progress in tackling homelessness /

by Great Britain. National Audit Office.

Publisher: London, U.K. National Audit Office 2005Description: 71 p. : ill., maps.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2005 Report by the Comptroller and Auditor General HC 286 Session 2004-2005, 23 February 2005Availability: (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).

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).
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Multi-agency working : a detailed study. /

by Atkinson, Mary | National Foundation for Educational Research | Wilkin, Anne | Stott, Alison | Doherty, Paul | Kinder, Kay.

Publisher: Slough, Berks. National Foundation for Educational Research 2002Description: vi, 228 p.Notes: January 2002 Includes bibliographical references LGA educational research programme -- cover. LGAresearch ; report 26 -- cover.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

NILS : small loans - big changes : the impacts of no interest loans on households. /

by Ayres-Wearne, Valerie | Palafox, Janet.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service Inc 2005Description: vii, 83 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 78-81)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Now we are 21 : an overview of the longitudinal Life Chances Study

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Allan, Malita.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence's Life Chances Study is now 21 years old. The longitudinal study began with 167 children who were born in inner suburbs of Melbourne in 1990 and has comprised ten stages, the most recent completed in 2012. This new overview report, which outlines the published findings of each stage, enables readers to follow up the diverse topics covered over 21 years and the policy implications for a fairer society. It is also a guide for future analysis. ; The report provides an overview of each of the 10 stages of the longitudinal study, from early childhood, through school years and transitions from school to 21 year olds. It includes a focus on migrant and refugee families and parents? employment and outlines practice and policy implications.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Organizing schools for improvement : lessons from Chicago /

by Bryk, Anthony S. et al.

Publisher: Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press 2010Description: ix, 317 p.Notes: Includes bibliography pp.285-296 and indexSummary: In 1988 the Chicago public school system decentralized, granting parents and communities significant resources and authority to reform their schools in dramatic ways. To track the effects of this bold experiment, the authors of "Organizing Schools for Improvement" collected a wealth of data on elementary schools in Chicago. They identified one hundred elementary schools that had substantially improved, and one hundred that had not, over a seven-year period. What had the successful schools done to accelerate student learning? The authors of this illuminating book identify a comprehensive set of practices and conditions that were key factors for improvement, including school leadership, the professional capacity of the faculty and staff, and a student-centered learning climate. In addition, they analyze the impact of social dynamics, including crime, critically examining the inextricable link between schools and their communities. Putting their data onto a more human scale, they also chronicle the stories of two neighboring schools with very different trajectories. The lessons gleaned from this groundbreaking study will be invaluable for anyone involved with urban education.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Outcomes for households receiving financial assistance to secure or maintain private rental housing. /

by McCormick, Peter | Wylie, Nicola | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Hanover Welfare Services 2000Description: 29 p.Notes: April 2000 Bibliography: p.28-29 Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-29)Summary: This research sought to evaluate the impact of Housing Establishment Funds (HEF) in maintaining private rental accommodation which was at risk due to rent arrears, and its effectiveness when used to secure new tenancies with rent in advance.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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