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"Fighting unemployment" /

by McClelland, Alison.

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"Inequity of access and the wealth divide: threats to social sustainability" /

by Ziguras, Stephen.

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"New enterprise formation : how to!" /

by Arnold, Teresa.

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A bright future : 25% renewable energy for Australia by 2020 /

by Rutovitz, Jay | Australian Conservation Foundation | Wakeham, Mark | Richter, Monica.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Greenpeace Australia Pacific 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A report by Australian Conservation Foundation, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, and Climate Action Network Australia April 2007 Bibliography : p. 26-27Summary: Climate change threatens the human, economic, and environmental future of Australia. Temperatures are set to rise by up to 6 C by 2100 unless we act now. Even a 1 C rise would see drought increase by up to 70 per ; cent in NSW, and regular bleaching of over half of the Great Barrier Reef. The actions we take, or fail to take, in the next fi ve years will decide whether we cross the threshold of dangerous climate change. Any plan for deep cuts in greenhouse emissions entails a major roll-out of renewable energy technologies. Countries around the world have introduced ambitious renewable energy targets to reduce emissions and ensure that they get a slice of the rapidly growing renewable energy market. Australia is missing this opportunity. A 25 per cent by 2020 legislated renewable energy target would see Australia join the global clean energy revolution. Combined with medium energy effi ciency measures, the target would conservatively deliver: 16,600 new jobs, Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A curate's egg? : Australia's immigration and population policies. /

by Withers, Glenn.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australia and New Zealand Health Policy [electronic resource] ; 2006, : 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:26:11 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Green New Deal : joined-up policies to solve the triple crunch of the credit crisis, climate change and high oil prices. /

by Elliott, Larry | Hines, Colin | Juniper, Tony.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The first report of the Green New Deal Group The report is published on behalf of the Green New Deal Group by New Economics Foundation (NEF). July 2008 Bibliography: p. 42-44Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Just Transition to a Renewable Energy Economy in the Hunter Region, Australia /

by Bill, Anthea | Mitchell, William | Welters, Riccardo.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This Report was commissioned by Greenpeace Australia and demonstrates major benefits to the Hunter and nearby Wyong region from shifting from coal-fired power to a renewable energy economy. The Report includes two energy scenarios, detailing job creation for the Hunter as a self-sufficient energy producer and as an export centre.Availability: (1)

A picture of the nation : the statistician's report on the 2006 Census, 2006 /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Catalogue no. 2070.0 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Census of Population and Housing 2006.Summary: "The Statistician's Report analyses information collected in the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. It also incorporates information from previous censuses in some instances going back as far as 1911. It presents stories about contemporary society and trends that affect the lives of Australian people. Drawing on the rich variety of topics covered by the census and looking across different geographic areas and population groups, this report showcases the many strengths of census data." -- ABS websiteAvailability: No items available

Activation and labour market reforms in Europe : challenges to social citizenship /

by Betzelt, Sigrid (ed.) | Bothfeld, Silke (ed.).

Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK Palgrave Macmillan 2011Description: xxii, 290 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: This book analyzes in what way activation policies impact on given patterns of social citizenship that predominate in national contexts. It argues that the liberal paradigm of activation introduced into labour market policies in all Western European states challenges the specific patterns of social citizenship in each country.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Adaptation in the UK : a decision-making process /

by Ranger, Nicola | Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the nvironment | Millner, Antony | Dietz, Simon | Fankhauser, Sam | Lopez, Ana | Ruta, Giovanni.

Publisher: London, U.K. Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment 2010; Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 bibliography : p. 58-59Summary: This report contributes to the theoretical framework of the Committee on Climate Change Adaptation Sub-Committee's work on assessing the preparedness of the UK to meet the risks and opportunities arising from climate change.Availability: (1)

Aftermath : a new global economic order? /

by Calhoun, Craig J | Derluguian, Georgi M.

Publisher: New York New York University Press 2011Description: 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Other title: Possible futures series ; v. 3.Notes: A co-publication with the Social Science Research Council. Includes bibliographical references and index Contents: A savage sorting of winners and losers, and beyond / Saskia Sassen -- The 2008 world financial crisis and the future of world development / Ha-Joon Chang -- Growth after the crisis / Dani Rodrik -- Structural causes and consequences of the 2008-2009 financial crisis / Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Felice Noelle Rodriguez -- Bridging the gap : a new world economic order for development? / Manuel Montes and Vladimir Popov -- Chinese political economy and the international economy : linking global, regional, and domestic possibilities / R. Bin Wong -- The global financial crisis and Africa's "immiserizing wealth" / Alexis Habiyaremye and Luc Soete -- Central and Eastern Europe : shapes of transformation, crisis, and the possible futures / Piotr Dutkewicz and Grzegorz Gorzelak -- The post-Soviet recoil to periphery / Georgi Derluguian -- The great crisis and the financial sector : what we might have learned / James K. GalbraithAvailability: 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)

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: '' 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).

An Australia that works : a vision for the future : a long term economic strategy for Australia : a major CEDA research study. /

by Argy, Fred.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Committee 1993Description: 200 p.Notes: August 1993.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An overview of the economic impact of Indigenous disadvantage /

by Access Economics.

Publisher: Barton, A.C.T. Access Economics 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report assesses the economic benefits of alleviating Indigenous disadvantage including firstly the impact on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and living standards in Australia and secondly the impact on the structure of government budgets. The aim is to provide a what if style scenario analysis to depict a hypothetical Australia where Indigenous Australians face the same opportunities and experiences as all Australians. The focus is on what could be . The complex policy and program mechanics of how to achieve a real reduction in the disadvantages faced by Indigenous Australians are not addressed." -- Executive summary.Availability: (1)

Are wage cuts the answer? : theory and evidence. /

by Junankar, P.N.

Publisher: 2000Description: p. 88-103.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B9831 Includes bibliographical references Indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. /

by Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation.

Publisher: 08/06/2003 16:16:03 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/06/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Australian APEC Study Centre researches and provides information resources on Asia Pacific Economic CooperationAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assessing the impact of 'WorkChoices' one year on . /

by Peetz, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development. Industrial Relations Victoria 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:40:04 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia at the crossroads : radical free market or a progressive liberalism? /

by Argy, Fred.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 1998Description: xiii, 295 p. : 22 cm.Notes: Includes index. Includes errata.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia to 2050 : future challenges /

by Swan, Wayne | Australia. The Treasury.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Treasury 2010Other title: Intergenerational report 2010.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2010. This is the third Intergenerational Report Executive summary: 1. An ageing and growing population ; 2. The economic and fiscal implications of an ageing population ; 3. Responding to the implications of an ageing population ; 4. Climate change and the environment ; 5. Social sustainability ; 6. The Government?s policy response -- Ch. 1: LONG-TERM demographic and economic projections: 1.2 Real GDP ; 1.3 Population ; 1.4 Participation ; 1.5 Productivity ; 1.6 Growth in real GDP per person ; 1.7 Prices, wages and nominal GDP -- Ch. 2: growing the economy ? productivity, participation and population: 2.1 Promoting higher productivity growth ; 2.2 Participation ; 2.3 Population -- Ch. 3: long-term budget projections: 3.1 Promoting fiscal sustainability: contribution of the medium-term fiscal strategy ; 3.2 Revenue ; 3.3 Ageing pressures will reduce fiscal sustainability ; 3.4 Net financial worth and net worth -- Ch. 4: ageing pressures and spending: 4.1 Projections of total spending ; 4.2 Health ; 4.3 Aged care ; 4.4 Pensions and income support payments; 4.5 Education and training ; 4.6 Government employee superannuation ; 4.7 Defence -- Ch. 5: climate change and the environment: 5.1 Climate change ; 5.2 Water ; 5.3 Land -- Ch. 6: a sustainable society: 6.1 Wellbeing and sustainability ; 6.2 The environment ; 6.3 Human and social capital: education, skills and health -- References -- Appendix A: IGR 2010 projections summary ; App. B: Sensitivity analysis of long-run economic and fiscal projections ; App. C: Methodology ; Appendix D: IGR 2007 projectionsSummary: The Intergenerational Report 2010 provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges that Australia will face over the next forty years. It is a timely reminder that the decisions we take over the next four years will be crucial to our economic prospects and living standards over the next forty.The key conclusion is that an ageing population and climate change present significant long-term risks for the economy and the sustainability of government finances. As the population ages, the rate of economic growth will slow. Pressures for government spending will increase, particularly in the health sector. At the same time, we will face the global challenge of climate change, which represents the largest threat to our environment and one of the most significant challenges to our economic sustainability. The Government has begun to address these challenges through a broad agenda that includes supporting productivity growth through investment in infrastructure, skills and education, overhauling our health system to ensure it delivers maximum value for money, adhering to a disciplined fiscal strategy and introducing the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.This is the first Intergenerational Report of the Rudd Government and is being released in accordance with the Charter of Budget Honesty Act. In addition to assessing the fiscal and economic challenges of an ageing population, this report also includes a comprehensive discussion on environmental challenges and social sustainability. The challenges outlined in the Intergenerational Report are substantial, but they are not beyond a nation like ours -- Forward.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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