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'Surviving, not living' : submission to Senate Employment Committee on the adequacy of 'allowance' payments /

by Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, N.S.W. Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2012. ACOSS Paper 192.Summary: "The gap between pensions and allowances is increasing - due to the different indexation arrangements for pensions and allowances, the gap between the single pension and Newstart Allowance payments rose from Availability: (1)

A decent quality of life : inquiry into the cost of living pressures on older Australians. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Standing Committee on Community Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2008; Canberra, A.C.T. The Senate 2008Description: xviii, 161 p.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/clac_ctte/older_austs_living_costs/report/index.htm' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:52:46 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Retirement & ageing; March 2008Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

All change or plus a change ? The global financial crisis and four key drivers of the world economy. /

by Thirlwell, Mark.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Lowy Institute for International Policy 2009Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.lowyinstitute.org/Publication.asp?pid=977' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:32:09 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "It's now common to hear the claim that the global financial crisis will fundamentally change the world economy. In a new paper in the Lowy Institute's Perspectives series, Mark Thirlwell asks whether the changing facts about the world economy - plummeting growth, soaring risk aversion, collapsing commodity prices, and a massive expansion in the role of government are so significant that we have to change our minds about the fundamental ways in which the world now works." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Are older Australians being short changed? An analysis of household living costs /

by Kelly, Simon | National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre.

Publisher: Braddon, A.C.T. National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 Bibliography p. 23 Appendices pp. 24-28Summary: In this report, we examine how well the consumer price index (CPI) measures inflation for the overall Australian community and how living cost pressures are being distributed throughout the population. We focus mainly on older Australian households (those with the head aged 50 years and over) as many of these households are on low incomes, and spend a large proportion of their budget on essential living cost ("non-discretionary") items. ; HOUSEHOLD, INCOME AND LABOUR DYNAMICS IN AUSTRALIA SURVEY (HILDA)Availability: (1)

Are unemployment benefits adequate in Australia? /

by Denniss, Richard | The Australia Institute | Baker, David.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. The Australia Institute 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012. "Policy Brief No. 39". Includes bibliographical references.Summary: "This paper considers the adequacy of existing unemployment benefits in Australia. It provides data on the relative decline in the value of unemployment benefits and presents new survey evidence on community perceptions about the adequacy of unemployment benefits." -- from summary.Availability: (1)

Australian economic indicators /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 1350.0 2011Description: PDF.Notes: 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996 ; 1997 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008 ; 2009 ; 2010 ; 2011Summary: "A monthly compendium of economic statistics, presenting comprehensive tables, graphs, commentaries, feature articles and technical notes. Primarily a reference document, the publication provides a broad basis for analysis and research on the Australian economy and includes statistics that can be applied to both macro-economic and sectoral analyses. The publication contains statistics under the following headings: national accounts, international accounts, consumption and investment, production, prices, labour force and demography, incomes and labour costs, financial markets, state comparisons and international comparisons." -- ABS website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Unity wellbeing index : report on first survey. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Eckersley, Richard | Pallant, Julie.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. [Australian Unity] [2001]Description: 21p. : charts.Notes: Includes: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index; The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index Frequently asked questions; & The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index : results at a glance : Aussies' ratings on personal wellbeing, national wellbeing, specific issues and trends. Media releases: New results from The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index post US attacks; New social indicator set to spark debate on quality of life; & Top ten tips from Australian Unity to help Aussies take charge of their wellbeing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Budget review 2008 09 . /

by Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Treasury 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/RP/2007-08/08rp31.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:51:03 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Caravan parks and villages : a report on the issues faced by communities in three local government areas of Victoria /

by Fiedler, Jeff | Housing for Aged Action Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Housing for Aged Action Group 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2008Summary: Caravan parks and Residential parks are a central part of a rapidly changing housing environment. Also, with an ageing population and reduction in Commonwealth Government expenditure on affordable housing to meet the needs of older people on low incomes and those reaching retirement.Availability: (1)

Costs of children : research commissioned by the Ministerial Taskforce on Child Support. /

by Henman, Paul | Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and ndigenous Affairs | Percival, Richard | Harding, Ann.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2007Description: vi, 115 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-113) Contents: Updated costs of children using Australian budget standards / Paul Henman -- The estimated costs of children in Australian families in 2005-06 / Richard Percival and Ann Harding -- Costs of children and equivalence scales: a review of methodological issues and Australian estimates / Matthew Gray. FaCSIA0101.07.06Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Econometric modelling of housing assistance and labour market participation . /

by Whelan, Stephen | Ong, Rachel.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Adelaide, S.A. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute AHURI Southern Research Centre 2008=260 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/download/nrv1_research_paper_6' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:54:22 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: "The analysis in this paper examines the effect of housing assistance programs on aspects of labour market behaviour and outcomes in Australia. The relationship between housing assistance and labour market behaviour is a key concern of policy makers. In fact, a guiding principle of the current agreement between the federal and state governments concerning the provision of housing assistance programs is the need to ensure that 'housing assistance supports access to employment and promotes social and economic participation' (Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement 2003, Schedule 1). The analysis provides evidence on this link by considering how current policy settings influence labour market outcomes for participants in housing assistance programs." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Election 2007 : campaign finance reform. /

by Lawrence, Carmen.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Review of Public Affairs 2007Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.australianreview.net/digest/2007/election/lawrence.html' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:07 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Election 2007 : it's time to reform deportation policy. /

by Nicholls, Glenn.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Review of Public Affairs 2007Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.australianreview.net/digest/2007/election/nicholls.html' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:07 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Election 2007 : water policy. /

by Quiggin, John.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Review of Public Affairs 2007Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.australianreview.net/digest/2007/election/quiggin.html' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:06 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Falling through the net? : a risk management model for home ownership schemes. /

by Grieve, Shane | Peter, Vasanthi | Ballard, John.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2005Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family taxation : an unfair and inefficient system. /

by Apps, Patricia.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://econrsss.anu.edu.au/pdf/DP524.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:25:37 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fiscal costs of climate mitigation programmes in the UK : a challenge for social policy? /

by Marden, Sam | London School of Economics. Centre for Analysis of Social xclusion | Gough, Ian.

Publisher: London, U.K. London School of Economics. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. 2011Description: PDF.Other title: CASEreport ; no. 145.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Bibliography pp. 29-30Summary: This paper asks whether the policies and programmes enacted to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the UK will compete with other goals of public policy, in particular social policy goals. The Climate Change Act 2008 has set the UK some of the most demanding targets in the world: to reduce GHG emissions (compared with 1990) by at least 80% by 2050 and by at least 34% by 2020 - just nine years away. A wide array of climate change mitigation policies (CCMPs) have been put in place to bring this about. Will these compete fiscally with the large public expenditures on the welfare state? We address this question by surveying and costing all UK government policies that have a climate change mitigation objective and which are expressed through taxation, government expenditures and government-mandated expenditures by energy suppliers and other businesses and which are directed toward the household sector. Our conclusion is that expenditures on CCMPs are tiny - around one quarter of one per cent of GDP - and will not rise significantly. Within this the share of direct spending by government will fall and that obligated on utility companies will rise. Green taxes are also planned to fall as a share of GDP. There is no evidence here of fiscal competition between the welfare state and the environmental state. However, the use of mandated electricity and gas markets will impose rising costs on the household sector, which will bear more heavily on lower income households and will increase "fuel poverty". Thus demands on traditional social policies are likely to rise. More radical policy reforms will be needed to integrate climate change and social policy goals.Availability: (1)

Housing stress or transport stress? Issues in Australian housing affordability /

by Vidyattama, Yogi | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Tanton, Robert | Nepal, Binod.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. University of Canberra. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling 2011Description: PDF.Other title: NATSEM working paper ; no. 11/06.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography pp. 21-23Summary: Housing stress is usually measured on the basis of income and direct housing costs such as mortgage repayments and rents. One cost that is not included in calculations of housing stress, but which may be important, is the difference transport costs make. Especially in city areas, paying a premium for a house that is close to work may offset the additional transport costs incurred getting to work. So a measure of housing stress which includes transport costs may give a different picture of housing stress to a measure that ignores transport costs. In this paper, we argue that transport costs need to be taken into account in measuring housing stress not only in the capital cities but also outside capital cities. We find that in capital cities, bringing transport costs into a housing stress measure increases the number of both purchasers and renters in housing stress by 25 per cent, and it particularly affects households with children. However, we also find that the impact of transport cost is even greater outside capital cities.Availability: (1)

Impacts of changes to the design of the expanded renewable energy target : report to Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency /

by Gerardi, Walter | McLennan Magasanik Associates.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. McLennan Magasanik Associates 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010Summary: The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has engaged McLennan Magasanik Associates to conduct economic and electricity market modelling of the changes to the expanded Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme announced on 26 February 2010 (known as the enhanced RET). The changes involve splitting the RET into a Large-scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) and the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES).Availability: (1)

In from the cold : working in partnership to tackle fuel poverty /

by Energy Saving Trust.

Publisher: London, U.K. Energy Saving Trust 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012Summary: In the year 2000, the British government set a target to end fuel poverty by 2016. Since that time, rising fuel prices have largely undone the progress made through energy-efficiency improvements. There is a pressing need to tackle cold, unhealthy homes. In this report, the Energy Saving Trust announces a refocusing of effort on tackling fuel poverty. The Energy Saving Trust is committed to reducing the UK's carbon emissions. But it is clear that fuel poverty and the sustainable use of energy can only be addressed together. We help thousands of people struggling to pay their energy bills each year.Availability: (1)

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