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'For all our children' : report of the independent inquiry into the provision of universal access to high quality preschool education /

by Walker, Kathy | Australian Education Union.

Publisher: Southbank, Vic. Australian Education Union 2004Description: 74 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 65 Includes appendicesSummary: As a relatively wealthy country, Australia is one of the four lowest spending of 36 countries on preschool education for children aged three years and over. The Commonwealth government provides assistance to all other sectors of education, but since 1985 has provided no support to preschools. This national under-resourcing of preschool education underpins many of the barriers that currently prevent universal access to high quality preschool education. Within it, different systems are providing different levels of commitment to preschool education, leading to inequities in the cost to parents and the level of support and resources provided to services. The AEU initiated this independent inquiry because of our concern about the children who continue to miss out on such access. The inquiry is underpinned by a commitment to equity and the belief that all children in Australia should have access to a high quality free public preschool education.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'Partnering for a purpose'. /

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2008Description: 4 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Speech delivered by Tony Nicholson, Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence at the Centre for Public Policy Partnerships for Social Inclusion conference 15-16 October 2008. INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

'What about the boys!' : presumptive equality in the education of girls and boys. /

by Foster, Victoria.

Publisher: 1995Description: p. 81-98 (v.1).Notes: Rec. no. for book B7041 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'Where does equality begin?' /

by Challen, Michael.

Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes citation: 'outgoing VCOSS President, Michael Challen delivered an eloquent and powerful speech at the VCOSS Annual General Meeting'.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"Social policy changes in Asia" /

by McClelland, Alison.

Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

[Mis]recognition, social inequality and social justice /

by Fraser, Nancy | Bourdieu, Pierre | Lovell, Terry (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2007Description: xi, 209 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: "Nancy Fraser's work provides a theory of justice from multiple perspectives, which has created a powerful frame for the analysis of political, moral and pragmatic dilemmas in an era of global capitalism and cultural pluralism. This collection of essays considers some of the conceptual and philosophical contentions that Fraser's model has provoked and presents some compelling examples of its analytical power in a range of contexts in which the politics of social justice are at issue, including the politics of justice in South Africa, and social policy. It includes essays on queer theory and the paradoxical effects of gay marriage and civil partnerships, on the imbalance in the social composition of UK parliamentary representation and on the significance of class."-- Book jacket. ; Contents: Introduction / Terry Lovell -- Re-framing justice in a globalizing world / Nancy Fraser -- Justice and the public sphere : the dynamics of Nancy Fraser's critical theory / Mari a Pi a Lara and Robert Fine -- Sexuality, subjectivity, and economics / Mandy Merck -- Nancy Fraser's theory of justice : a sociologically rich model for a global capitalist era? / Terry Lovell -- Class, moral worth, and recognition / Andrew Sayer -- Feminist critiques of Bourdieu : the case of social capital / Christina Hughes and Loraine Blaxter -- NQOC : social identity and representation in British politics / Joanna Liddle and Elisabeth Michielsens -- (Mis)-recognition, social inequality and social justice : a critical social policy perspective / Ruth Lister -- Needs, rights and transformations : the adjudication of social rights in South Africa / Sandra Liebenberg.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

A case for justice : position paper on the legal process of seeking asylum in Australia. /

by Psihogios-Billington, Maria.

Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. Asylum Seeker Resource Centre 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The purpose of this paper is to advocate, educate and work constructively towards better practices and processes in the refugee determination system. The numerous case examples are based on the real-life experiences of clients of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Legal Program, and reflect the xperiences of many asylum seekers.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A common purpose : ethical, practical and transformative directions for public and housing policy in Australia. /

by McClelland, Alison.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. unpublished 2003Description: Text.Online Access: Australian Dictionary of Biography entry Summary: Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A fairer Victoria : standing together through tough times. /

by Victoria. Department of Planning and Community Development.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2009Description: 73 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.).Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A hand up not a hand out : renewing the fight against poverty : report on poverty and financial hardship. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Community Affairs References Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Parliament. The Senate. Community Affairs References Committee 2004Description: xl, 511 p.Notes: March 2004 Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Just Australia /

by A Just Australia.

Publisher: 03/18/04 13:30:03 1999Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/18/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's Description: The Australians for Just Refugee Programs site provides information relating to campaigns and education for the public; support for refugees and asylum seekers; and provides resources on media releases, information resources - including research, facts and statistics, and speeches - and a section dedicated to coverage of new developments in the field.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A minimum income standard for Britain in 2009 /

by Hirsch, Donald | Davis, Abigail | Smith, Noel.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study updates 2008 s innovative research, based on what members of the public thought people need for an acceptable minimum standard of living.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A more equal society? : New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion. /

by Hills, John (ed.) | Stewart, Kitty (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2005Description: xv, 391 p. : ill.Notes: January 2005 Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction / Kitty Stewart and John Hills -- Part One: Aspects of exclusion -- 2. Employment: tackling poverty through 'work for those who can' / Abigail McKnight -- 3. Education, education, education ... : an assessment of Labour's success in tackling education inequalities / Abigail McKnight, Howard Glennerster and Ruth Lupton -- 4. Tackling health inequalities / Franco Sassi -- 5. Social and political participation and inclusion / Liz Richardson -- Part Two: Groups at risk -- 6. Disadvantaged by where you live? New Labour and neighbourhood renewal / Ruth Lupton and Anne Power -- 7. Towards and equal start? Addressing childhood poverty and deprivation / Kitty Stewart -- 8. A secure retirement for all? Older people and New Labour / Maria Evandrou and Jane Falkingham -- 9. Ethnic inequalities under New Labour: progress or entrenchment? / Coretta Phillips -- 10. Selective inclusion: asylum seekers and other marginalised groups / Tania Burchardt -- Part Three: Overall impact -- 11. Inequality and poverty under New Labour / Tom Sefton and Holly Sutherland -- 12. That's the way the money goes: expenditure patterns as real incomes rise for the poorest families with children / Paul Gregg, Jane Waldfogel and Elizabeth Washbrook -- 13. Bringing up families in poor neighbourhoods under New Labour / Anne Power and Helen Willmot -- 14. Changes in poverty and inequality in the UK in international context / Kitty Stewart -- Part Four: Conclusion -- 15. A tide turned but mountains yet to climb? / John Hills and Kitty Stewart.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A new political economy . /

by Shah, Hetan (ed.) | McIvor, Martin (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Compass 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:36:48 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A social agenda for equity and efficiency. /

by Argy, Fred | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2004Description: 11 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 1.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 10-11) This paper is developed from a presentation at a symposium `From welfare state to social investment state?' hosted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, University of Melbourne Centre for Public Policy and Victorian Council of Social Services in Melbourne on 5 July 2004.Summary: Fred Argy argues that in spite of Australia s economic prosperity, the policy shift away from egalitarianism and social spending has had damaging effects on Australian households. The policy change has been driven not by community attitudes, economic necessity; the population s ageing or social security system failure, but by the changing power structure, spawned by globalisation, in which belief in small government and self-reliance has become dominant. Responding to this political context requires a new approach, focusing less on simple income inequality and more on quality of life and equality of opportunity.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A systematic review of empirical research on self-reported racism and health . /

by Paradies, Yin.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.International Journal of Epidemiology 35 2006 888-901 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Discrimination Community Attitudes Project [electronic resource]. Paper ; 5Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A theory of inequality and taxation. /

by Apps, Patricia.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Cambridge University Press 1981Description: 132 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A welfare perspective on the Accord. /

by Wilson, Kenneth (ed.) | Bradford, Joanne (ed.) | Fitzpatrick, Maree (ed.).

Publisher: 2000Description: p. 51-54.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B10384 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Access and equity in government services reports /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship 2011Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: electronic resource only Link contain the following years: 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006-2008 ; 2008-2010 PDF of latest year onlySummary: The government's Access and Equity Strategy and Framework provides a guide for all government agencies to deliver services and programs that are responsive to the needs of Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The reports feature examples of how government agencies are responding to the needs of Australia's multicultural society.Availability: (1)

Accumulating poverty? : women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle : an issues paper examining the gender gap in retirement savings /

by Cerise, Somali | O'Connell, Karen | Rosenman, Elena | Sarat Chandran, Priya.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Sect. 1: Introduction -- Sect. 2: Causes of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 3: Why does the gender gap in the retirement income system matter? Average superannuation balances and payouts -- Sect. 4: A snapshot of ; women's accumulated poverty - Distribution of retirement savings by age and gender - Income and assets during retirement - Sect. 5: Women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle - Education and training - Entering the paid workforce for the first time - Career progression - Pregnancy - Maternity and parental leave - Caring for children (a) Unequal division of unpaid caring work - (b) Lack of structural support for employees with caring responsibilities - (c) ; Lack of social and economic value placed on unpaid caring work - Caring across the lifecycle - Gendered ageism - Gender-based violence - Divorce or separation -- ; Sect. 6: The consequences of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 7: Building financial security for women over the lifecycle - Solutions for closing the gender gap in retirement savings. Remove the barriers to women's participation in the paid workforce and close the gender pay gap - Invest in measures to redress women's disadvantage in the superannuation scheme - Specifically recognise and reward unpaid caring work in the retirement income system -- Sect. 8: ConclusionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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