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Affordable credit : the way forward. /

by Collard, Sharon | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Kempson, Elaine.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2005Description: vi, 42 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 38-39)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Asset based social policy for Australia: from saver plus to a national social policy agenda: report by Social Action and Research division of the Brotherhood of St Laurence for ANZ: draft /

by Bedson, Lois | Scutella, Rosanna.

Publisher: 2005Description: 18p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Not for citation. October 2005Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Australian Microfinance Network : review and questions for discussion. /

by Sheehan, Genevieve | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 15 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2007Availability: (1)

Banking on the margins : promoting a more financially inclusive community : conference proceedings. /

by Sheehan, Genevieve (ed.) | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2003Description: 23 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Conference to mark the 2003 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, held at Federation Square, Melbourne, 16 October 2003. Contents: Executive summary -- Introduction / Nic Frances -- 1. The role of banks in society / John McFarlane -- 2. Why smart banks enter disadvantaged communities / Rob Hunt -- 3. Commercially viable banking for all / Rosalind Copisarow -- Panel discussion / Greg Fisher, Chris Field, Peter Kell and Paul Briggs -- Recommendations for banking on the margins in Australia.Summary: Proceedings of a conference held by the Brotherhood of St Laurence in October 2003, which brought together 150 people from business, government and community groups to address financial issues for low-income earners. Presenters include Rosalind Copisarow; John McFarlane; Rob Hunt; Greg Fisher; Peter Kell; Paul Briggs. ; Proceedings of a conference held by the Brotherhood of St Laurence in October 2003, which brought together 150 people from business, government and community groups to address financial issues for low-income earners. Presenters include Rosalind Copisarow; John McFarlane; Rob Hunt; Greg Fisher; Peter Kell; Paul Briggs. ; Proceedings of a conference held by the Brotherhood of St Laurence in October 2003, which brought together 150 people from business, government and community groups to address financial issues for low-income earners. Presenters include Rosalind Copisarow; John McFarlane; Rob Hunt; Greg Fisher; Peter Kell; Paul Briggs.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Brotherhood of St Laurence submission : Productivity Commission Consumer Policy Framework. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 6 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Brotherhood welcomes the Productivity Commission’s commitment to effective consumer policy as all Australians have a right to fair and affordable access to basic services. This access helps low income people to be part of Australia’s mainstream society, and for corporate, government and community sectors to all take responsibility for addressing social problems.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Cash and care : policy challenges in the welfare state. /

by Glendinning, Caroline (ed.) | Kemp, Peter A. (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2006Description: xii, 322 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Edited collection of papers presented at a conference held at the University of York in April 2005 to commemorate the contribution made to social policy research by Professor Sally Baldwin. Contents: Part One: Introduction. 1. Introduction / Peter A. Kemp and Caroline Glendinning -- Part Two: New theoretical perspectives on care and policy. 2. Care and gender: have the arguments for recognising care work now been won? / Jane Lewis -- 3. Research on care: what impact on policy and planning? Kari Waerness -- 4. 'Pseudo-democracy and spurious precision' : knowledge dilemmas in the new welfare state / Eithne McLaughlin -- Part Three: Traditional forms of disadvantage: new perspectives. 5. The costs of caring for a disabled child / Jan Pahl -- 6. Disability, poverty and living standards: reviewing Australian evidence and policies / Peter Saunders -- 7. Consumers without money: consumption patterns and citizenship among low-income families in Scandinavian welfare societies / Pernille Hohnen -- 8. Affordable credit for low-income households / Sharon Collard -- 9. Carers and employment in a work-focus welfare state / Hilary Arksey and Peter A. Kemp -- Part Four. Families, care work and the state. 10. Paying family caregivers: evaluating different models / Caroline Glendinning -- 11. Developments in Austrian care arrangements: women between free choice and informal care / Margareta Kreimer -- 12. When informal care becomes a paid job: the case of Personal Assistance Budgets in Flanders / Jef Breda, David Schoenmaekers, Caroline Van Landeghem, Dries Claessens and Joanna Geerts -- 13. Better off in work?: work, security and welfare for lone mothers / Jane Millar -- 14. Reciprocity, lone parents and state subsidy for informal childcare / Christine Skinner and Naomi Finch -- 15. Helping out at home: children's contributions to sustaining work and care in lone-mother families / Tess Ridge -- Part Five: From welfare subjects to active citizens. 16. Making connections: supporting new forms of engagement by marginalised groups / Karen Postle and Peter Beresford -- 17. independent living: the role of the disability movement in the development of government policy / Jenny Morris -- 18. Securing the dignity and quality of life of older citizens / Hilary Land -- Part Six. Conclusions. 19. Conclusions / Caroline Glendinning and Peter A. Kemp. Retirement & ageingAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Coming to grips with credit contracts : steps to protect vulnerable borrowers

by Sheehan, Genevieve | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Wilson, Therese.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: vi, 25 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Produced with the Griffith University Centre for Consumer Credit and LawSummary: Researchers from the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Griffith University law school sought the views of low-income people about credit regulations, focusing on disclosure and the safety net provisions in the Uniform Consumer Credit Code (UCCC). They found that current pre-contractual disclosure documents did not help participants to understand many of the important terms of the contract, or to know their rights; and accordingly recommended improved regulation to protect this important group of consumersAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Community Development Finance in Australia : a discussion paper. /

by ANZ Banking Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 2004Description: 31 p.Notes: May 2004 Bibliography: p. 31Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community store: project development submission /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence 2000Description: 10 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: October 2000Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Consumer Credit Code review : submission to Consumer Affairs Victoria. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2005 Includes bibliographical references (p. 18)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Credit crises and the shortcomings of traditional policy responses /

by White, William R | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: OECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 971Summary: "Economic downturns which have their roots in preceding credit excesses and debt overhang have tended historically to be long lasting, whether the financial sector remained healthy or not. There are no good reasons to believe the current global crisis will be any different. Moreover, it is argued in this paper that the policy responses to the crisis to date, both macroeconomic and structural, will not succeed in restoring sustainable growth. Monetary and fiscal stimulus might raise aggregate demand in the short run, but they contribute to higher debt levels which are already working increasingly in the opposite direction. Structural policies intended to maintain pre crisis production patterns, both in the financial and industrial sectors, ignore the unsustainability of those structures in the first place. Alternative policies are needed to meet the G 20's goal of "strong, sustainable and balanced growth". They include more international cooperation between creditor and debtor countries (on both exchange rates and production structures), more recourse to explicit debt restructuring (for both households and sovereigns), and structural polices to raise potential growth and make debts more sustainable. Unfortunately, there remain formidable practical and political obstacles to pursuing such policies. Future debt crises of the current magnitude could be avoided by using monetary, macro prudential and fiscal policies more symmetrically over the business cycle. Relative to past behaviour, this would imply more vigorous resistance to credit financed upswings, and a greater willingness to accept the cleansing effect of minor downswings. Policies to ensure financial stability are important but secondary." -- OECD LibraryAvailability: (1)

Credit debt in low-income families /

by Dearden, Chris | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Goode, Jackie | Whitfield, Grahame | Lynne Cox.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 Bibliography : p. 50-51 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This report examines the experiences of credit and debt for low-income families over a twelve month period. It was conducted against the backdrop of the global credit crunch , when a sustained period of readily available credit was followed by recession, increasing unemployment and rising household costs.Availability: (1)

Crediting the poor : tips for providing bank loans. /

by Sheehan, Genevieve.

Publisher: 2004Description: 7 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: October 2004Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Decisions about personal debt among families at risk : personas and scenarios. /

by Singh, Supriya | RMIT University | Shelly, Marita.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. RMIT University 2005Description: 17 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p.16-17) September 2005Summary: In this report we present personas and scenarios as an aid to highlighting consumer problems and suggesting policy directions relating to consumer debt. We draw on our qualitative study of families at risk to broadly sketch the different ways consumers deal with personal debt. We use stories to illustrate some of the main problems related to decision making about personal debt. Personas and scenarios help place the consumer at the centre of policy, so that we can test policy against the life situations of consumers.Availability: (1)

Discovering soul work : my personal journey. 2003 Sambell Oration /

by Copisarow, Rosalind | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2003Description: 15 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: The 21st annual Sambell Oration, Thursday 16 October 2003 at the Melbourne Town Hall.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Evidence versus emotion : how do we really make financial decisions? /

by Australia Institute.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia Institute 2010Description: 38 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010Summary: Around one in three Australians are regularly putting one or more everyday bills like utilities, car registration and groceries on their credit card but not paying the balance off in full each month. Categorised as 'playing catch-up', these people face higher rates of interest on household bills, due to lack of cash flow. The Australia Institute conducted an online survey of 1,180 adult Australians in October 2010. Respondents were sourced from a reputable online panel provider, and quotas were applied to ensure a representative sample of the broader Australian population by gender, age and household income. Respondents were provided with a small incentive (Availability: (1)

Families at risk deciding about personal debt : report on the qualitative study. /

by Singh, Supriya | Shelly, Marita.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. RMIT University 2005Description: 20 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 20) September 2005Availability: (1)

Feedback on National Indigenous consumer strategy: consultation document /

by Jope, Sally.

Publisher: unpub. 2005Description: 2p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: February 2005Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

From the margins to the mainstream : the challenges for microfinance in Australia

by Burkett, Ingrid | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Sheehan, Genevieve.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: vi, 58 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2009 Summary: This report of research undertaken by the Brotherhood and Community Foresters Finance draws on the literature and stakeholder consultation to explore microfinance in Australia, highlighting the need to achieve sustainability, scale up successful pilot programs and measure impact on financial exclusion. The recommendations point to next steps to meet these challenges.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Household debt in Australia : walking the tightrope. /

by Harding, Ann | Kelly, Simon | Cassells, Rebecca.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM). University of Canberra 2004Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.amp.com.au/group/3column/0,2449,CH10071%255FNI74140%255FSI3,00.html' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:23:43 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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