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RGE monitor : a Roubini global economics service. /

by Nouriel Roubini.

Publisher: 04/24/2006 16:06:07 2006Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 04/24/2006 16:06:07 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: RGE Monitor is the leading aggregator of ahead-of-the-curve information on global economic and geostrategic issues. Our service delivers unbiased editorial perspective and state-of-the-art presentation of global economic information to the workflow process of business strategists, investors, researchers, academics, policy makers and regulators. With ever-expanding coverage of the most relevant news, commentary, research, analysis, blogs and data, RGE Monitor has become the leading economic information hub on the Web.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Smart meters, smart justice? : Energy, Poverty and the Smart Meter Rollout /

by McGann, Michael | University of Melbourne. Social Justice Initiative | Moss, Jeremy.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne University 2010Description: 90 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This project was funded by the Consumer Advocacy Panel ( as part of its grants process for consumer advocacy projects and research proposals for the benefit of consumers of electricity and natural gas.Summary: Because of the perceived advantages of smart meters in contributing to network load management and allowing for time-of-use related pricing, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) decided, in April 2007, to commit to a national mandated rollout of smart meters in jurisdictions where the potential benefits of the introduction of smart meters were estimated to outweigh costs. A key reason behind this decision was the recognised need to curtail the growth of peak period demand for electricity in order to avoid additional investment in costly generation and transmission infrastructure. ; The rollout of smart meters and the introduction of time-of-use pricing will radically reshape the way in which electricity is priced and sold in Australia and could potentially have major ramifications for the ongoing ability of low-income households to afford the electricity that they need to meet essential needs.Availability: (1)

Social change and social policy : results from a national survey of public opinion. /

by Saunders, Peter | Thomson, Cathy | Evans, Ceri.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2000Description: 39 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2000 Includes bibliographical references ( p. 38-39)Availability: (1)

Social policy in challenging times : economic crisis and welfare systems /

by Farnsworth, Kevin (ed.) | Irving, Zoe M. (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2011Description: xi, 335 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: There is no precedent to the current economic crisis which looks set to redefine social policy debate throughout the globe. But its effects are not uniform across nations. Bringing together a range of expert contributions, the key lesson to emerge from this book is that 'the crisis' is better understood as a variety of crises, each mediated by national context. Consequently, there is an array of potential trajectories for welfare systems, from those where social policy is regarded as incompatible with the post-crisis economy to those where it is considered essential to future economic growth and security.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social safety nets and structural adjustment /

by van den Noord, Paul | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Girouard, Nathalie | Andr , Christophe.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Economics Department. Working paper ; no. 517.Availability: No items available

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) : technical paper, 2006. /

by Pink, Brian.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:55 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "This paper provides information on the method, concepts and data used to create Socio-economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) 2006. The purpose of this paper is to give users a good understanding of how the indexes were created, and how they can be used in socio-economic analysis."-- IntroductionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 2033.0.55.001 2008Description: HTML.Other title: Census of Population and Housing : Socio-Economic Indexes for.Summary: "Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) is a product developed especially for those interested in the assessment of the welfare of Australian communities. The ABS has developed four indexes to allow ranking of regions/areas, providing a method of determining the level of social and economic well-being in each region. Each of the four indexes summarises different aspects of the socio-economic conditions of people living in an area; each is based upon a different set of social and economic information from the 2006 Census. The indexes provide more general measures of socio-economic status than is given by measuring, for example, income or unemployment alone. SEIFA has a number of applications, including research into the relationship between socio-economic status and various health and educational outcomes, determining areas that require funding and services, and identifying new business opportunities." -- [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

State of the regions report/

by National Economics.

Publisher: Deakin, A.C.T. Australian Local Government Association 1998 -Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The State of the Regions (SOR) is a report prepared by National Economics and published annually by the Australian Local Government Association. It is officially launched at the Regional Cooperation and Development Forum, held each June in Canberra. ; The latest SOR divides Australia into 67 regions, an increase of two over the 2008 number. ; Every local government authority is allocated within a regional types or zone. The regional typologies consist of: Knowledge-intensive regions, Dispersed Metro, Independent City, Lifestyle regions, Resource Based and Rural Regions. The report provides a detailed analysis how these regions are performing and then analyses the likely consequences of current issues, be they demographic, climate change, or telecommunications in nature on the different types of SOR zones. ; The core objectives of the SOR are to: ; -Present the latest statistical indicators of how Australian regions are performing ; -Analyse the indicator trends in terms of growing equality and inequality between Australian regions ; -Make suggestions for the policy implications of current Australian regional performance ; -Steadily expand the indicators used to measure regional performance ; -Describe the reality of regional economics ; -Assist local government to understand their regions and to provide useful planning tools ; The State of the Regions report provides an annual stock-take of the economic well being of Australia's regions and their prospects for economic development and employment growth.Availability: (1)

Survey on the impact on families of the economic downturn : preliminary report /

by Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and ndigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2009Description: HTML.Summary: The Survey on the Impact on Families of the Economic Downturn was conducted to help understand the different ways in which families have been affected by, and responded to, the downturn and the changing economic environment.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Brotherhood's social barometer : challenges facing Australian youth

by Boese, Martina | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Scutella, Rosanna.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: ii, 37 p. : ill; PDF.Other title: Challenges facing Australian youth.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: August 2006 Contains summary & main report Summary: The second Social Barometer examines how well equipped Australian youth are (or are not) to negotiate successfully the transition from childhood to adulthood, from school to work in a rapidly changing world. It presents indicators of young people s capabilities covering seven key dimensions of life from physical and mental health to education and employment and social and civic participation. Sections of the report are introduced by individual case studies. The barometer concentrates on national data, and pays particular attention to young people with socioeconomically disadvantaged, refugee and Indigenous backgrounds.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The Brotherhood's social barometer : children's chances. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: 5 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2005Summary: This is an overview of the Brotherhood s Social Barometer concerning children and their opportunities to lead healthy, safe and rewarding lives in Australia.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The Brotherhood's social barometer : monitoring children's chances

by Scutella, Rosanna | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Smyth, Paul.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: ii, 36 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2005 Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013Summary: In this first issue of the Social Barometer series, the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) seeks to add to the literature highlighting the disadvantages facing some of Australia s children. The Social Barometer: Children s Chances presents indicators of children s capabilities and childhood disadvantage. Each of the six dimensions reflects basic capabilities that every child should be free to develop, including to have good health, to read and write, to control one s thoughts and emotions, to be free from violence and abuse, and to have access to an adequate level of economic resources.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The global financial crisis of 2007-09 : an Australian perspective /

by Eslake, Saul.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Grattan Institute 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The Shann Memorial Lecture University of Western Australia 19 August 2009Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Together at last : economists and environmentalists. /

by Denniss, Richard.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Australian Collaboration 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:53:45 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Towards green growth : monitoring progress - OECD indicators /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Policies that promote green growth need to be founded on a good understanding of the determinants of green growth and of related trade-offs or synergies. They also need to be supported with appropriate information to monitor progress and gauge results. Monitoring progress towards green growth requires indicators based on internationally comparable data. These need to be embedded in a conceptual framework and selected according to well specified criteria. Ultimately, they need to be capable of sending clear messages which speak to policy makers and the public at large. This report responds to these needs and accompanies the OECD Green Growth Strategy. It presents a conceptual framework, a proposal for developing green growth indicators and results for selected indicators derived from OECD databases.Availability: (1)

Wages and wage determination in Australia 2004 . /

by Watts, Martin | Mitchell, William.

Publisher: Newcastle, N.S.W. University of Newcastle. Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:21:02 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

World population ageing : 1950-2050 /

by United Nations : Department of Economic and Social Affairs : opulation Division.

Publisher: Paris, France United Nations 2002Description: PDF.Summary: This report was prepared by the Population Division as a contribution to the 2002 World Assembly on Ageing and its follow-up. The report provides a description of global trends in population ageing and includes a series of indicators of the ageing process by development regions, major areas, regions and countries. The report shows that: ; Population ageing is unprecedented, without parallel in human history?and the twenty-first century will witness even more rapid ageing than did the century just past. ; Population ageing is pervasive, a global phenomenon affecting every man, woman and child?but countries are at very different stages of the process, and the pace of change differs greatly. Countries that started the process later will have less time to adjust. ; Population ageing is enduring: we will not return to the young populations that our ancestors knew. ; Population ageing has profound implications for many facets of human life.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

World population ageing : 2013 /

by United Nations : Department of Economic and Social Affairs : opulation Division.

Publisher: New York, NY United Nations 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report provides the demographic foundation for the follow-up activities of the Second World Assembly on Ageing and the aforementioned mandates of ICPD, the Commission on Population and Development and the Commission on Social Development. It considers the process of population ageing for the world as a whole, for more and less developed regions and major areas and regions. ; In addition to the core demographic aspects of population ageing, the present edition of World Population Ageing introduces new sections and information on trends in the economic support ratio, the demographic dividend, independent living among older persons, international differences in the main causes of deaths among older persons, in health expenditures, intergenerational transfers, the sources of financial support in old age, and the prevalence of poverty among older people in different regions of the world.Availability: (1)

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