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"...and where are we now? : thoughts on the 2004 election." 2004 Sambell Oration / by Robert Manne

by Manne, Robert | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: 15 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: The 22nd annual Sambell Oration, Wednesday 20 October 2004 at Central Hall, Australian Catholic University, 20 Brunswick Street Fitzroy. 2 copiesSummary: Shortly after the November 2001 election I gave a talk which I called: “Where are we now?” The “we” here was deliberately ambiguous, referring both to Australia and to the kind of audience I knew would attend on that night—the left-liberal intelligentsia. When I was asked to provide a topic for tonight’s lecture, which I knew would occur shortly after the 2004 election, somewhat mischievously I suggested the title: “…And where are we now?” The “we” here has an identical ambiguity. Of course the title chosen allowed me to speak about a Labor victory if that were to occur. However as I believed it was almost certain that Labor would be defeated, I imagined that I would be speaking about the meaning of the defeat, as unhappily from my point of view I now am. For those who are enthusiastic about the victory of the Howard government I can only offer my apologies in advance. At least what follows will allow them to think about the interpretation of someone who regards the trajectory of Australia since 1996 with undisguised alarm Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Economic overview: no strategy for structural problems" /

by McClelland, Alison.

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"Federal budget and white paper: ACOSS analysis: a major challenge for the government" /

by McClelland, Alison | Freeland, John | Mitchell, Merle | Nicolades, John | Draper, Mary | Hicks, Armon | Nicholls, Rob.

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"The economics of equity" /

by McClelland, Alison.

In: Coghill, Ken (ed.) The New Right's Australian fantasyPublisher: McPhee Gribble/Penguin 1987Description: p.100-115.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

2002 Sambell Oration : ‘Making Australia a poverty-free zone’

by Frances, Nic | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: 7 p. PDF.Other title: ‘Making Australia a poverty-free zone’ : 2002 Sambell Oration: .Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Sambell Oration delivered at the Public Policy Lecture Theatre, University of Melbourne on 17 October. An edited transcript of the speech delivered by Father Nic Frances, Executive Director, Brotherhood of St Laurence; See also: [B11118] Background paper for national job creation as part of the Sambell Oration presented by the Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence on 17 October 2002.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

2004 Federal election : Brotherhood of St Laurence call to the parties. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: PDF; 24p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2004 Includes bibliographical references Authorised and printed by John Wilson, Executive Director.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (2).

2009 global assessment report on disaster risk reduction /

by United Nations.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Risk and poverty in a changing climate.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Report is the first biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction prepared in context of the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). The ISDR, launched in 2000, provides a framework to coordinate actions to address disaster risks at the local, national, regional and international levels. The Hyogo Framework for Action for Action 2005-2015 (HFA), endorsed by 168 UN member states at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan in 2005, urges all countries to make major efforts to reduce their disaster risk by 2015.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A good time for making work pay? : Taking stock of in-work benefits and related measures across the OECD /

by Immervoll, Herwig | Pearson, Mark.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs 2009Description: PDF.Summary: The twin problem of in-work poverty and persistent labour market difficulties of low-skilled individuals has been one of the most important drivers of tax-benefit policy reforms in OECD countries in recent years. Employment-conditional cash transfers to individuals facing particular labour-market challenges have been a core element of make-work-pay policies for some time and are now in use in more than half of the OECD countries. They are attractive because they redistribute to low-income groups while also creating additional work incentives. But like all social benefits, they have to be financed, which creates additional economic costs for some. This paper discusses the rationale for in-work benefits (IWB), summarises the main design features of programmes operated in OECD countries, and provides an update of what is known about their effectiveness in terms of reducing inequalities and creating employment. As policies aiming to promote self-sufficiency, wage subsidies and minimum wages share a number of the objectives associated with IWB measures. We review evidence on the effectiveness of minimum wages and wage subsidies and discuss links between these policies and IWBs. Finally, we outline some potential consequences of weakening labour markets for the effectiveness of make-work-pay policies.Availability: 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 restructuring world? /

by Probert, Belinda.

Publisher: 1995Description: p. 19-37.Notes: Rec. no. for book : B6921 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Aggregate anaylses of policies for accessing superannuation accumulations . /

by Rothman, George P.

Publisher: Parkes, A.C.T. Australia. The Treasury 1997Description: 23 p.Notes: URL: 'http://rim.treasury.gov.au/content/CP97_2.asp' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:39:15 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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: 'http://www.lowyinstitute.org/Publication.asp?pid=977' 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 end to poverty? : a historical debate. /

by Jones, Gareth Stedman.

Publisher: London, U.K. Profile Books 2004Description: ix, 278 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assessing the national saving effects of the Government's superannuation policies : some examples of the new RIMgroup national saving methodology. /

by Gallagher, Phil.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Centre for Actuarial Studies. University of Melbourne 1997Description: 17 p.Notes: URL: 'http://rim.treasury.gov.au/content/CP97_3.asp' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:39:15 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia 2010 and the Business Council of Australia objectives /

by Challen, Michael B | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 1993Description: 16 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Australia National Audit Office /

by Australia National Audit Office.

Publisher: 2002Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's fiscal straightjacket : eight myths about tax and public debt which are holding us back /

by Argy, Fred | Centre for Policy Development (CPD).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre for Policy Development 2007Description: PDF.Other title: Centre for Policy Development. Occasional paper ; no. 4.Summary: The Howard Government and Rudd's Labor opposition have both embraced the notion that in general tax rates and public debt levels should not increase. This fiscal strategy is lazy and timid policy, not good governance. It is impeding the Government?s capacity to meet the nation?s infrastructure needs, forcing it to adopt financing options that are economically less efficient and denying Australians a genuine, well informed choice on the appropriate balance between public and private goods. The fiscal straightjacket is based on several myths about the impact of taxation and government borrowing.Availability: No items available

Australian poverty, in 1990. /

by Carter, Jan | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1990Description: 28 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography: p. 28 Speech to Department of Social Security, Social Work Conference, Brisbane, March 22nd, 1990Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Avoiding debt traps : financial backstops and structural reforms /

by Padoan, Pier C | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Sila, Urban | van den Noord, Paul.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Economics Department. Working paper ; no. 976.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2012Summary: In this paper we develop a simple analytical framework to analyze "good" and "bad equilibria" in public-debt and growth dynamics. The "bad equilibrium" is characterised by the simultaneous occurrence, and adverse feedbacks between, high and growing fiscal deficits and debt, high risk premia on sovereign debt, slumping economic activity and plummeting confidence, whereas a "good equilibrium" is characterized by stable growth and debt and low risk premia. We use this framework to identify - both theoretically and empirically - the good and bad equilibrium levels of debt and policies that can help a country caught in a bad equilibrium to recover. The analysis shows that despite some output loss in the short run fiscal consolidation can help countries escape from the bad equilibrium trap. More broadly, we find that a combination of financial backstops, structural reform and fiscal consolidation is most effective in helping countries getting onto a sustainable path.Availability: (1)

Beyond neo-classical economics : strategies for growth. /

by Legge, John.

Publisher: 1994Description: pp.45-65.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B5666 Some papers are also indexed separately. Indexed papers have the same ID - UNIYA. The employment white paper : a new social charter? : Melbourne seminar. indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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