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'An incredible journey' : moving towards democratic decision-making : report on the Victorian Southern Region Citizens' Panel. /

by Bice, Sara.

Publisher: unpub. 2004Description: 32 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: See also: An incredible journey : interim report and evaluation of the Victorian Southern Region Citizens' Panel [B12174], `Seeing is believing! [ DVD]' / The 2004 Victorian Southern Region Citizens' Panel [B12175]. December 2004 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Taking social governance seriously: the vital role of non-government organisations" /

by Stanley, Janet.

Publisher: 2004Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Active democracy : citizen participation in decision making. /

by Carson, Lyn.

Publisher: 11/02/2003 19:53:04http://www.hydra.org.au/activedemocracy/ 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 14/7/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: This is the website of Lyn Carson, lecturer in applied politics with Government and International Relations in the School of Economics and Political Science, at the University of Sydney, Australia. The author's aim is to share information which individuals, groups or organisations can use to enhance citizens' involvement in the activities of local, state or federal government.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An incredible journey : interim report and evaluation of the Victorian Southern Region Citizens' Panel. /

by Bice, Sara | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: 39 p. + 1 invitation ; 2 brochures, `Involve, inform and consult' and `Seeing is believing' ; 1 newsletter of the Victorian Southern Region Citizens' Panel, October 2004 ; 1 follow up and launch of `Seeing is believing! : panel DVD' ; 1 `Frequently asked questions' (1 p.).Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: See also:`Seeing is believing! [ DVD]' / The 2004 Victorian Southern Region Citizens' Panel [B12175]. November 2004 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3), BSL Archives (1).

Beyond public meetings : connecting community engagement with decision-making. /

by Twyford, Vivien | Waters, Stuart | Hardy, Max.

Publisher: Wollongong, N.S.W. Twyford Consulting 2006Description: 176 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 172)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building community and overcoming social exclusion: opportunities for innovative approaches involving libraries and community organisations /

by Newell, Patricia | Patterson, Deborah.

Publisher: unpub. 2004Description: 8p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 7-8)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Citizens and governments : stroppy adversaries or partners in deliberation? /

by Carson, Lyn.

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

Citizens as partners : information, consultation and public participation in policy-making. / OECD

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France : OECD Publishing, 2001Description: 267 p. (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Summary: Governments are in a crisis of identity, some would say legitimacy, with election turnouts low in many OECD countries and a widespread feeling of disenchantment among citizens with government and the democratic process. Can governments do something to change this? Certainly, doing nothing is not an answer. What every country needs is more transparency, more consultation and more participation. This book is a unique source of comparative information on this challenging subject. It examines a wide range of country experiences, offers examples of good practice, highlights innovative approaches and identifies promising tools (including new information technologies). A set of ten guiding principles for engaging citizens in policy-making is proposed.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community engagement : the first step to stronger communities. /

by Jope, Sally.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented to VCOSS Congress, Melbourne, Victoria, October 2005. 2005Description: 11 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 11) October 2005Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community engagement: the first step to stronger communities /

by Jope, Sally.

Publisher: 2005Description: 11p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 11) October 2005Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Consulting young people about their ideas and opinions : a handbook for organisations working with young people. /

by Youth Affairs Council of Victoria.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Office for Youth, Department for Victorian Communities 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 68Availability: (1)

Creating change in your community : a handbook for young people. /

by Youth Affairs Council of Victoria.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Office for Youth, Department for Victorian Communities 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 51-52Availability: (1)

Creating democratic surplus through citizens assemblies . /

by Carson, Lyn.

Publisher: 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://services.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1070&context=jpd' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:43 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Cultural wars. /

by Brunton, Ron.

Publisher: 2001Availability: No items available

Destination : decisions : decision making strategies for school communities. /

by Victoria. Ministry of Education.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Ministry of Education 1985Description: 168 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evidence for policy and decision-making : a practical guide. /

by Argyrous, George (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2009Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Foreword / Allan Fels -- 1. Past, present, and possible futures for evidence-based policy / Sandra Nutley, Isabel Walter and Huw Davies -- Part A Frameworks for using evidence -- 2. Evaluation principles and practice / Ralph Hall -- 3. A practical guide to cost benefit analysis / Leo Dobes -- 4. Multi-criteria analysis / Wendy Proctor -- 5. Economic modelling and forecasting / Peter Abelson -- 6. Scenario analysis for strategic thinking / Gary Saliba and Glenn Withers -- Part B. Gathering and analysing evidence -- 7. Using consultants to gather evidence / Leo Dobes -- 8. Sources and uses of secondary data in research / George Argyrous -- 9. A user s guide to sample surveys / Australian Bureau of Statistics -- 10. Qualitative research methods / Ralph Hall -- 11. Basic statistical methods for policy and decision-making / George Argyrous -- 12. Measuring the relationship between variables / George Argyrous.Summary: "The need to base policy on evidence has placed pressure on decision-makers to support proposals with well-grounded research and information. But there is no practical guide for doing this with a focus on public sector policy and decision-making. This edited text fills the gap by providing a practical and comprehensive manual for people working in policy areas. It is aimed at practitioners with little or no experience in research and analysis but who require skills in managing, assessing and critically evaluating evidence use in the public sector." -- PublisherAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

Financial stress and asymmetric financial decisions /

by Weller, Christian E | University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy esearch Institute | Helburn, Amy B.

Publisher: Amherst, Mass. University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy Research Institute 2010Description: PDF.Other title: University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Bibliography : p. 22-26Summary: Building wealth requires saving, borrowing, and investing. These decisions may depend on stress due to the lack of financial security (low financial assets). Stress should influence personal responses -emotional, behavioral, and cognitive - that in turn could determine financial decisions. The link between stress and financial decisions could be asymmetric, so that fewer financial assets result in larger absolute financial decisions than more assets. We first divide households between stressed (financially insecure) and not stressed (financially secure) ones, using a threshold regression. Comparatively little assets divide stressed and not stressed households. We then show that low levels of financial assets have a larger adverse effect on personal responses among stressed households than among not stressed ones. Personal responses, though, systematically determine financial decisions, such that more stress and lower personal responses lead to a more short-term focus in financial decisions. These linkages between stress, personal responses, and financial decisions indeed give rise to an asymmetric effect. The absolute effect of a stock price decrease of 30%, for instance, is 28% larger than the effect of a 30% stock price increase. Exogenous asset shocks could result in a reduced focus on long-term wealth building among households, because of the asymmetric effect of financial stress.Availability: (1)

Fly-in fly-out employment : managing the parenting transitions /

by Gallegos, Danielle.

Publisher: Perth, W.A. Centre for Social and Community Research. Murdoch University 2006Description: PDF.Availability: No items available

Frontline Management : learner's guide : unit eight : develop and maintain a safe workplace and environment. /

by Chisholm Institute. Educational Development Services Department.

Publisher: Moorabbin, Vic. Chisholm Institute 1999Description: viii, 175 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 167) Management at the frontline : workplace safety : learner's guide -- cover 1 CopyAvailability: No items available

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