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A caring society? : care and the dilemmas of human service in the twenty-first century. /

by Fine, Michael D.

Publisher: Basingstoke, U.K. Palgrave Macmillan 2007Description: xii, 259 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-252) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A place in the sun : re-creating the Australian way of life. /

by Cope, Bill | Kalantzis, Mary.

Publisher: Pymble, N.S.W. HarperCollins 2000Description: 389 p.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A review of literature relating to family and domestic violence in culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia /

by Bonar, Maria | Roberts, Debra.

Publisher: Perth, W.A. WA Department of Community Development 2006Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Family & early yearsSummary: This provides a literature review on issues and initiatives relating to family and domestic violence in culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities in Australia. A review of Australian statistics, national and jurisdictional research, good practice guidelines and models on working with women and families, working with children and working with men, as well as culturally appropriate responses to family and domestic violence, has been conducted. It finds that research has been conducted with specific ethnic groups but it reports that it is hard to provide accurate statistics for the extent and nature of domestic violence within CaLD communities. It suggests the need for an integrated national data collection system. There have been national competency standards developed for service providers who come into contact with people affected by family violence from CaLD backgrounds, which have provided consistency and identified skills and knowledge needed to work in the field with men, women and children experiencing domestic violence. Research findings show that many of the agencies and service providers have supported procedures that are more inclusive but in practice, the strategies do not seem to be implemented. New culturally appropriate models and interventions are required to ensure there are good practice models and guidelines. It suggests the need to focus on rural and remote communities and also innovative strategies that suit Western Australia s geography and demography. The importance of general practitioners and the health system for women from CaLD backgrounds is highlighted and the lack of qualified interpreters and of appropriate referral options should be addressed as a key strategy. Research suggests that positive messages reinforcing community values such as family harmony and healthy relationships may be more effective than confronting and aggressive messages. Specific services for CaLD groups may be required as they may not use mainstream services for a range of reasons. A recurring theme of the literature indicates that for prevention, protection of victims and provision of services, the one size does not fit all is common insofar as mainstream services are not equipped to deal with the complex needs of marginalised groups. Another common theme is the need to engage key community and religious leaders to address family violence in CaLD communities. Settlement issues also mean there is a need for new and emerging communities to be informed of Australian law and services within a culturally appropriate forum. It calls for an urgent need to develop culturally appropriate interventions and holistic preventative programmes that target men from CaLD backgrounds who perpetrate domestic violence.Availability: (1)

A snapshot of early childhood development in Australia : Australia Early Development Index (AEDI) National Report 2009 /

by Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Centre for Community Child Health 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Re-issueSummary: In 2009, the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) was completed nationwide for the first time. Between 1 May and 31 July, information was collected on 261,203 children (97.5 per cent of the estimated national five-year-old population). ; The AEDI is a population measure of children's development in communities across Australia. ; The AEDI gives us a national picture of children's health and development 'a first for Australia'. The results pinpoint strengths in the community as well as what can be improved.Availability: (1)

Accounting for population ageing in tax microsimulation modelling by survey reweighting. /

by Cai, Lixin | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Creedy, John | Kalb, Guyonne.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2004Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 23)Availability: (1)

Ageing and disadvantage : current research and policy environment /

by KPMG.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. KPMG and the Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 48 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 45Summary: The changing age profile of Australia is caused by both a decrease in fertility and an increase in life expectancy. Life expectancy for a man aged 65 in 1964 was 77, by 2004 life expectancy had increased to 83 years. For women, average life expectancy at 65 has increased from 81 to 86 years. Increased life expectancy means that people retiring now and in the future will have a longer and more active period of retirement than previous generations. Policy for the future is generally made by looking at the past, but it is now clear that the priorities and needs of the future population will be different from the past, and research is needed to understand the requirements for future policy. The life history, expectations and needs of older people into the future may not be the same as the current generations of older people.Availability: (1)

Ageing and well-being in an international context /

by Clifton, Jonathan | Institute for Public Policy Research.

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report opens up the policy debates surrounding population ageing beyond the traditional realm of healthcare and pensions. It explores how the well-being of older people can be incorporated into four other areas: relationships, work, learning and the built environment. These were all identified in the first phase of ippr?s Politics of Ageing project as important drivers of well-being. ; This paper provides examples of policies and programmes that have been successful in other countries. The aim is that these case studies will inspire new responses to ageing in the UK.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing policy. /

by Europa : gateway to the European Union | European Commission.

Publisher: 05/13/2004 22:37:28 05/17/2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/17/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: The European Commission maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its initiatives in relation to its increasingly ageing citizens. This page links to several conference reports including: "Towards a society for all ages" and "Europe's response to world ageing : promoting economic and social progress in an ageing world".Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing, health and innovation : policy reforms to facilitate healthy and active ageing in OECD countries /

by Taylor, Rebecca | International Longevity Centre UK.

Publisher: London, U.K. International Longevity Centre 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : p. 35-43Summary: All OECD countries are experiencing unprecedented demographic change characterised by increasing longevity, a growing older population and falling birth rates. While significant differences remain between different OECD countries, the long term trends are similar and convergence looks likely to occur in the coming decades. These demographic changes are leading to a lower old age dependency ratio (the ratio of working age to non-working age people), which presents challenges for the social solidarity and long-term sustainability of health, social care and pensions systems. This paper outlines two philosophically different ways of approaching the challenge of demographic change. The first, which the paper calls the zero sum approach is to see it as a problem that requires today's working people to pay more and those drawing on social security systems to receive reduced benefits and to rely more on themselves. This approach risk intergenerational conflict as productive working people are asked to pay more to support the healthcare, social care and pensions of non-working people who may be perceived as having had an easier life.Availability: (1)

Annual report /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Australia. Productivity Commission Online Access: Website | Annual report : 2017-18 Notes: Most recent report available as PDF.Summary: The Productivity Commission Annual Report provides details of the Commission's operations and reflects on current research activities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian demographic statistics /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 3101.0 2010Description: HTML.Notes: 1993 ; 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996 ; 1997 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008 ; 2009 ; 2010 ; 2011Summary: "Quarterly estimates of total population for states, territories and Australia. Includes the most recent estimates of the population in five-year age groups; numbers (and some rates) of births, deaths, infant deaths, interstate and overseas movements. Quarterly and/or annual time series tables throughout. Also includes projected resident populations, projected population in households, projected number of households and projected average household size for states, territories and Australia." -- ABS website.Availability: No items available

Beyond the suburbs : population change in the major exurban regions of Australia. /

by McKenzie, Fiona.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1996Description: xiv, 78 p. : ill., maps.Notes: Cat. No. 9605711 "This report was prepared for the Bureau of Immigration, Multicultural and Population Research, whose work has now been absorbed into the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs"-- inside cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-78)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building capacity in ageing research : implications from a survey of emerging researchers in Australia /

by Bartlett, Helen | Underwood, Mair | Peach, Linda.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Building communities of trust : community cohesion in the north /

by Hole, Sally | Institute for Public Policy Research.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report reflects on the ippr north conference, 'Building Communities of Trust: Community Cohesion in the North'. The event was held on 29 June 2009 in Sunderland, supported by Gentoo Group and Sunderland City Council. The conference was attended by 100 delegates from statutory, private, voluntary and community sectors. Delegates were predominantly from the North East but also included representatives from across the North of England and Scotland. ; The conference sought to explore the role of local authorities and third sector organisations in building trust and cohesion in all communities across the North, asking what particular challenges the region faces and how positive connections between communities can be fostered.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Census of population and housing : community profiles, Australia, 1996. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 2020.0 1998Description: HTML.Summary: "Comprises key census data for all standard census geographic areas from Collection District (CD) to total Australia. Each Community Profile is a set of tables containing key census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings covering most topics on the census form. Explanatory notes and footnotes are included with each Community Profile. The Basic Community Profile provides 32 tables for all census areas from CD to total Australia. The Time Series Community Profile provides 21 tables from the Basic Profile comparing data from the 1986, 1991 and 1996 Censuses where the classifications are comparable. It is available for Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) and aggregates of SLAs. The Usual Residents Profile provides 25 tables based on the usual residents of SLAs. The Expanded Community Profile provides 38 tables, available for SLAs and larger areas, comprising more detailed versions of some of the Basic Profile Tables, plus new tables. The Working Population Profile provides 17 tables of labour force and related data on the characteristics of people who work in SLAs within the journey to work study areas - usually capital cities. The Indigenous Profile provides data on Indigenous people in 29 tables based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Regions, Indigenous Locations and Indigenous Areas." -- [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Changes in indigenous labour-force status, 1986-2006. /

by Hunter, Boyd | Gray, Matthew.

Publisher: 1999Description: p. 177-197.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B9659 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Changing taxes for changing times. /

by Henry, Ken.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. The Treasury 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 22 This speech was given by Dr Ken Henry to the Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA) Conference on 21 January 2010Summary: In this widely reported speech on tax reform, the Treasury head and chair of the Future Tax System Review Panel argues that for tax reform to be successful the community must understand, appreciate and generally support the reasons for change. He argies that factors including demographic change, globalisation and environmental degradation must be considered in reformong taxation, and that vested interests need to be resisted This speech, entitled "Changing Taxes for Changing Times", was given by Dr Ken Henry to the Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA) Conference on 21 January 2010.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Commuting, Wages and Bargaining Power /

by Rupert, Peter | Institute for the Study of Labor | Stancanelli, Elena | Wasmer, Etienne.

Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2009 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: A search model of the labor market is augmented to include commuting time to work. The theory posits that wages are positively related to commute distance, by a factor itself depending negatively on the bargaining power of workers. Since not all combinations of distance and wages are accepted, there is non-random selection of accepted job offers. We build on these ingredients to explore in the data the relationship between wages and commute time. We find that neglecting to account for this selection will bias downward the wage impact of commuting, and marginally affect the coefficients on education, age and gender. The correlation between the residuals of the selectivity equation and the distance equation is -0.70, showing the large impact of commute time on job acceptance decisions. We also use the theory to calculate the bargaining power of workers which largely varies depending on demographic groups: it appears to be much larger for men than that for women and that the ba! rgaining power of women with young children is essentially zero.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Contemporary Australian archetypes : different people, different needs. /

by Berry, Helen L | Butterworth, Peter | Caldwell, Tanya M.

Publisher: The Department 2008Description: x, 97 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 85-97) FaHCSIA0339.08.2Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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