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Indigenous housing needs 2009 : a multi-measure needs model /

by Petrie, Melinda | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: 2009The Indigenous population experiences higher rates of homelessness and overcrowding than the non-Indigenous population. Whilst non-Indigenous Australians experience higher rates of affordability need, houses are least affordable for Indigenous Australians living in major cities. The number of additional dwellings required to address these problems is estimated to be 9,795. Since the 2005 report, connection to essential services and levels of overcrowding have improved, however, dwelling condition has deteriorated. Indigenous housing needs 2009: a multi-measure needs model presents the most recent data on the level of Indigenous housing need across five dimensions, estimates the current dwelling need gap and provides projections of Indigenous housing need.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Inquiry into long-term strategies to address the ageing of the Australian population over the next 40 years : Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services submission to the 2003 House of Representatives /

by Australia. Department of Family and Community Services.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2003Description: viii, 55 p.Notes: June 2003 Includes bibliographical references (p. 53-55)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Is demography moving against the coalition ? : age and the conservative vote in Australia, 1987 to 2004. /

by Watson, Ian.

Publisher: Australian Policy Online 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.sisr.net/apo/watson.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:42:33 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Long-run trends in school productivity : evidence from Australia /

by Leigh, Andrew | Ryan, Chris.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University, Centre for Economic Policy Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: Outside the United States, very little is known about long-run trends in school productivity. This paper presents new evidence using two data series from Australia, where comparable tests are available back to the 1960s. ; For young teenagers (aged 13-14), the authors find a small but statistically significant fall in numeracy over the period 1964-2003, and in both literacy and numeracy over the period 1975-1998. The decline is in the order of one-tenth to one-fifth of a standard deviation. Adjusting this decline for changes in student demographics does not affect this conclusion; if anything, the decline appears to be more acute. The available evidence also suggests that any changes in student attitudes, school violence, and television viewing are unlikely to have had a major impact on test scores. Real per-child school expenditure increased substantially over this period, implying a fall in school productivity. Although we cannot account for all the phenomena that might have affected school productivity, we identify a number of plausible explanations.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Long-term care for older people. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005Description: 137 p.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Measures of Australia's Progress : is life in Australia getting better? /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2002 -Description: PDF.Other title: MAP.Notes: ABS no. 1370.0Summary: Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP) presents a suite of statistical indicators to help Australians determine whether life in Australia is getting better.Availability: No items available

Measuring Australia's economy /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/1360.0' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:55:04 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years Retirement & ageing Into & out of work School to work Measuring Australia's economy: 1998 ; 2001 ; 2003 Measuring Australia's economy: a student's guide: 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996Summary: "Provides national statistics, non-technical definitions and references to further reading for over 50 major economic indicators currently used by analysts and the media to measure the performance of the Australian economy. Indicators are provided for and grouped into summary measures of economic activity, international accounts, domestic consumption and investment, production, prices and incomes, labour force and demography, and financial markets. It also provides comparative international data for 11 key economic indicators and basic information about statistical concepts, sources and methods." -- ABS website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Migrant statistics news /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 3413.0 2011Description: HTML.Summary: "Migrant Statistics News is the half-yearly newsletter of the National Migrant Statistics Unit. The newsletter highlights developments in migrant and ethnicity related statistics, and provides relevant information for researchers, policy makers, service providers and others with an interest in this field." -- ABS websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Multiculturalism and integration : a harmonious relationship /

by Clyne, Michael (ed.) | Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia | Jupp, James (ed.).

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. ANU E Press 2011Description: xxiii, 228 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Multiculturalism has been the official policy of all Australian governments (Commonwealth and State) since the 1970s. It has recently been criticised, both in Australia and elsewhere. Integration has been suggested as a better term and policy. Critics suggest it is a reversion to assimilation. However integration has not been rigorously defined and may simply be another form of multiculturalism, which the authors believe to have been vital in sustaining social harmony.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

New Social Settlement Project : National Consultation Strategy Report. /

by Hancock, Linda | Howe, Brian.

Publisher: [Carlton, Vic.] The Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2003Description: 45 p.Notes: June 2003 "The initial project was an ARC SPIRT grant (2000-2001) with Professor Brain Howe and Associate Professor Linda Hancock, in partnership with CEDA, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Associate Professor Maryann Wulff (Monash University)." Investigators: Marion Frere, Jill Murray & Stephen Ziguras.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

OECD in Figures 2009 /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, FranceGeneral Economics & Future Studies 2009, vol. 2009, no. 8, pp. 1 - 99 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: OECD in Figures is an original, simple to use, pocket data book. As ever, this 2009 edition contains key data on the OECD-wide economy, society and the environment. There are comparable tables on the entire spectrum of the organisation's work, from national income and industry through employment and research to banking and public finances. Our customary OECD in Graphs section highlights key challenges such as public debt, joblessness and climate change. ; OECD in Figures is a primary statistical source. As with all OECD data, it is compiled and checked by our experts, so that decision-makers in government, research and business know they can rely on it. Thanks to the web edition, available via www.oecd.org/infigures, OECD in Figures is now more than ever the public gateway to one of the richest and most respected economic, financial, social and environmental databases around.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

OECD review of family friendly policies : the reconciliation of work and family life : Australia's background report. /

by Australia. Department of Family and Community Services | Australia. Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2002Description: 84 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: August 2002 Summary: This report provides an overview of key Commonwealth policies and programs that support people to reconcile their work and family responsibilities.Availability: (1)

People of Australia : statistics from the 2006 census. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2008Description: PDF.Summary: "The People of Australia is a major compilation of statistics on birthplace, language, religion and ancestry from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. This publication has gone to considerable lengths to create a data source which is unique, accurate, detailed and comprehensive. Some of the features of this publication include: > Age-gender profiles for the most common birthplace, language and ancestry groups in Australia showing the diverse structure of our population. > Detailed ancestry data by birthplace of parents, giving a clearer picture of the extent of our migrant communities. > English language competency by age, presenting the differing levels of English language competency amongst different language and age groups." -- PublicationAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Policies towards full employment : proceedings of the Helsinki, conference of the OECD, European Commission and the Government of Finland, January 2000. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2000Description: 219 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: International conference was held in Helsinki on 27 and 28 January 2000. April 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Population ageing in a nutshell : a phenomenon in four dimensions /

by Jackson, Natalie.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Population growth and sustainability /

by Birrell, Bob | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This paper explores the role of population growth in the prospects for a sustainable economy and society in Australia. It deals separately with ecological and social issues. On the former it concludes that should Australia?s population reach the 'Big Australia' projection of 35.9 million by 2050, this will not put serious pressure on Australia's non-renewable resource stock or capacity to feed the nation. However such population growth will make the task of reducing greenhouse emissions very difficult. On the social dimension, quality of life issues (including congestion, urban redevelopment and competition for amenity) are a major factor in public concerns about sustainability. The evidence suggests that most people think population growth is a major cause of these problems. State government moves to increase urban density in order to cope with additional capital city residents are likely to exacerbate these quality of life concerns.Availability: (1)

Priorities for a new political economy : memos to the left /

by Policy Network.

Publisher: London, U.K. Policy Network 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "Progressive Governance Oslo, 2011."Summary: This substantial new Policy Network publication combines instructive data analysis of new opinion polling from the UK, US, Sweden and Germany, with a series of essays and memos written by leading scholars from around the world. The essays and data analysis set the scene, delivering perceptive and lucid rallying points for centre-left politics, while the memos incisively spell out priorities for a new political economyAvailability: (1)

Reform of income tax in Australia : a long-term agenda. /

by McDonald, Peter | Kippen, Rebecca.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Research School of Social Sciences. Demography & Sociology Program 2005Description: PDF.Notes: March 2005Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reshaping Australia's economy : growth with equity and sustainability. /

by Nieuwenhuysen, John (ed.) | Lloyd, Peter (ed.) | Mead, Margaret (ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 2001Description: xviii, 297 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part 1. Patterns of growth -- 1. Productivity boom : miracle or mirage? / Steve Dowrick -- 2. Australia in the international economy / Kym Anderson -- 3. Regional distribution of growth / Kevin O'Connor, Robert Stimson and Scott Baum -- Part 2. Growth and equity -- 4. Liberalism and economic policy / Fred Argy -- 5. Equity and growth / Ian Manning -- 6. Economic growth and the ethical state : refashioning an Australian settlement / Brian Howe -- 7. The environment, sustainable development and the Australian economy / David Throsby -- Part 3. New frontiers, innovation and governance -- 8. New frontiers of growth / Terry Cutler -- 9. Innovation in Australia : where to now? / Jane Marceau -- 10. Efficiency in capital markets / Bill Shields -- 11. Public governance and growth / Michael Keating -- 12. Corporate governance and growth / Greg Turnidge -- Part 4. Labour markets, human resources and demography -- 13. Unemployment / Jeff Borland -- 14. Efficiency in markets : labour and industrial relations / Mark Wooden -- 15. Human capital accumulation : education and immigration / Bruce Chapman and Glenn Withers -- 16. Demography and growth / Vince FitzGerald.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

School choice : how parents negotiate the new school market in Australia /

by Campbell, Craig.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2009Description: vii, 208 p. ; 21 cm.Notes: Includes index. Includes bibliographical references: p. [197]-203 and index. SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: "Parents are willing to move suburbs, compromise their financial security or give up travel to get their children into their preferred school. Most parents themselves were educated in public schools and contend they are satisfied with the experience, yet now many aspire to a private school education for their children. What is motivating parents and driving school choice? What are the implications for Australian society into the future? Drawing on extensive interviews with parents and school principals in independent, religious and public schools, School Choice gets to the heart of this movement for radical social change. The authors examine the aspirations of middle class parents, school marketing campaigns, government policy, and the changing nature of independent, religious and public schools."--Provided by publisher. ; Explores dilemmas parents face when choosing a school for their children, and the impact of the growing private school sector on families, schools and the community.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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