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Australia's action on climate change /

by Commonwealth. Department of Climate Change.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth. Department of Climate Change 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Australian Government is acting to reduce carbon pollution, create the jobs of the future and secure Australia's future prosperity. ; The Government has set ambitious targets to reduce Australia's carbon pollution emissions. The goal for Australia is to reduce carbon emissions to 25 per cent below 2000 levels by 2020, if there is a fair contribution from all emitters around the world to take strong action to reduce the risk of dangerous climate change by restraining atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases to 450 parts per million. That's reducing the average emissions of every Australian by almost a half over the next ten years. ; If the world is unable to reach agreement on a 450 parts per million target, we will still reduce our emissions in Australia by between 5 and 15 per cent below 2000 levels by 2020. To deliver these targets, prepare our economy for the future and protect our environment, the Government will introduce the Carbon Pollution Reduction sheme in 2011. We recognise our responsibility to act on behalf of future generations. We will strengthen our effort to prepare Australia for a low carbon pollution future through the Renewable Energy Target, research and development of clean energy, and measures to help households, businesses, communities and regions transition to a low carbon future.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building the green economy : employment effects of green energy investments for Ontario /

by Pollin, Robert | Green Energy Act Alliance | Garrett-Peltier, Heidi.

Publisher: Ontario, Canada Green Energy Act Alliance 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Does support for VET reduce employee churn? : a case study in local government /

by Curry, Kath | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 28 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: To what extent do local governments use vocational education and training as a staff retention strategy? Human resources personnel from a selection of councils around Australia believed that a lack of career development or training opportunities might cause an employee to leave their organisation. The had some reservations about the quality and value of VET, but planned to continue to use it for staff development as it is the most widely available option. This paper is by a novice researcher from the Community of Practice program, which is part of NCVER's Building Researcher Capacity initiativesAvailability: (1)

Homeless twice : exploring resettlement and homelessness for migrant and refugee young people. /

by Ransley, Carol | Drummond, Sue.

Publisher: Centre for Multicultural Youth Studies 2001Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Investing in our future : opportunities for the Australian Government to boost youth employment / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nicholson, Tony | Hudson, Rob.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2014Description: 40 p. PDF.Other title: Youth employment: recommendations for the Australian.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: There are now more than a quarter of a million young Australians aged 15 to 24 who are unemployed. Less than half of them receive a Centrelink allowance. Alarmingly, more than 50,000 of our unemployed young people have been jobless for more than a year and find themselves defined as long-term unemployed. This policy paper puts forward a range of very practical things that we can do. With major national policy and program areas that impact on youth employment currently in flux, it focuses on opportunities available to the Australian Government to boost youth employment.Availability: (1)

Keeping skills during hard times /

by Wren, Toni.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2008 "A Discussion Paper by Toni Wern For Dusseldorp Skills Forum and Job Futures"Summary: Australia needs to adopt clever solutions in dealing with the economic slowdown and adopt alternatives to redundancies to avoid throwing away the considerable investment in skills and training. ; This is the basic premise of the report 'Keeping Skills During Hard Times'. It recommends establishing a Skills Development Fund that would enable employers to retain their employees during the economic slowdown while they undertake training. With an estimated 200,000 Australians likely to lose their jobs over the next two years, the report's author, international labour market analyst, Toni Wren, says it is vital that governments and industry work cooperatively to come up with alternatives to layoffs. This report states that the focus of government policy needs to remain on building skills in the workforce and implementing structures that will cushion the impact of the slowdown on workers, including alternatives to forced redundancies. The Skills Development Fund, jointly financed by government and industry, would be a dedicated resource to help boost skills development in key industries. A part of the Fund would be earmarked to re-skill workers in green collar jobs needed for the transition to a new low-carbon economy. This report notes that there are already possible alternatives to redundancy that should be canvassed including reduced overtime, shorter working hours, job sharing, reduced reliance on casuals, requiring employees to take outstanding annual leave and taking unpaid leave, as well as firms themselves addressing performance issues.Availability: (1)

Population, sustainability, climate change, water and the future of our cities /

by Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Rethinking skills in vocational education and training : from competencies to capabilities /

by New South Wales. Department of Education and Communities.

Publisher: [Sydney, N.S.W.?] New South Wales. Department of Education and Communities 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Governments around the world are concerned with skill development, skill shortages, and skills mismatches. As with many other countries, Australia is seeking to increase its "stock" of skills because they are considered intrinsic to innovation, competitiveness and productivity. Skills are also considered intrinsic to social inclusion as those without skill are marginalised from work, experience lower levels of health and well-being, and have less capacity to shape the major developments in their lives. However, while there is general agreement that skills are important, there is less clarity on the nature of skill, the kinds of skills we need and how they should be developed.Availability: (1)

Social Security Amendment (National Green Jobs Corps Supplement) Bill 2009 /

by Thomas, Matthew | Australia. Parliament.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Parliamentary Library. Bills digest ; no. 43, 2009-10.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The purpose of this Bill is to amend the Social Security Act 1991 to enable the temporary payment of a Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Victorian Aboriginal economic strategy 2013-2020 : building opportunity and economic prosperity for all Aboriginal Victorians /

by Victoria. Department of Premier and Cabinet. Office of boriginal Affairs.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Aboriginal Affairs Victoria 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2013Summary: This Strategy recognises that Victoria's Aboriginal people have a rich history of trade and commerce and many Aboriginal people, organisations and enterprises make valuable contributions to Victoria's diverse and thriving economy as employees, business owners, managers and volunteers. This Strategy brings a new approach to Aboriginal economic participation in Victoria. While it is not intended to be a prescriptive agenda, the Strategy will serve as a strategic platform with actions evolving in partnership with Aboriginal people and the private sector.Availability: (1)

Why interns need a fair wage /

by Lawton, Kayte | Institute for Public Policy Research | Potter, Dom.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

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