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1991-92 Federal Budget : initial responses of the Brotherhood of St Laurence. /

by Blaskett, Beverley.

Publisher: unpub. 1991Description: 15 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

2012 Indigenous expenditure report /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2012Description: xviii, 309 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2012 Overview & reportSummary: The 2012 Report is the second in a series that provides estimates of expenditure on services to Indigenous Australians. It contributes to the information available to policy makers to address the gap between outcomes for Indigenous and other Australians. It provides information on the level and patterns of expenditure on targeted and mainstream services for Indigenous Australians across 86 expenditure categories, mapped to the COAG National Indigenous Reform Agreement building blocks. When combined with other information, the estimates in the Report can contribute to a better understanding of the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of government expenditure on services to Indigenous Australians.Availability: (1)

Annual growth survey : advancing the EU's comprehensive response to the crisis /

by European Commission.

Publisher: Brussels European Commission 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the RegionsSummary: This first Annual Growth Survey marks the start of a new cycle of economic governance in the EU and the first European semester of economic policy coordination. The EU has taken decisive action to deal with the crisis: as a result, the deterioration of public finances and the increase in unemployment have been less marked than in other parts of the world. The EU's high levels of social protection cushioned the worst impact of the crisis but because of its weak productivity growth, recovery is slower in Europe.Availability: (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).

Measuring Australia's economy /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:55:04 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years Retirement & ageing Into & out of work School to work Measuring Australia's economy: 1998 ; 2001 ; 2003 Measuring Australia's economy: a student's guide: 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996Summary: "Provides national statistics, non-technical definitions and references to further reading for over 50 major economic indicators currently used by analysts and the media to measure the performance of the Australian economy. Indicators are provided for and grouped into summary measures of economic activity, international accounts, domestic consumption and investment, production, prices and incomes, labour force and demography, and financial markets. It also provides comparative international data for 11 key economic indicators and basic information about statistical concepts, sources and methods." -- ABS website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

National financial literacy strategy /

by Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. Australian Securities and Investments Commission 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Securities and Investments Commission report ; no..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Bibliography : p. 60-62Summary: This report sets out a strategy for the development and delivery of initiatives to improve the financial literacy of all Australians and enhance their financial wellbeing. It is a framework for many agencies and organisations working in partnership.Availability: (1)

Potential benefits of the National Reform Agenda : report to the Council of Australian Governments. /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Government 2006Description: xlv, 417 p.Other title: Potential benefits of the National Reform Agenda : report to.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 387- 417) December 2006 Part A. Framework and outcomes -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Potential economic and revenue implications of NRA competition and regulatory reform -- 3. Potential economic and revenue implications of NRA human capital reform -- pt. B. Competition and regulatory reform streams -- 4. Electricity -- 5. Gas -- 6. Road and rail transport -- 7. Ports and associated infrastructure -- 8. Regulatory burden -- pt. C. Human capital stream -- 9. Productivity of health services delivery -- 10. Framework for assessing the potential impacts on workforce participation and productivity -- 11. Health promotion and disease prevention -- 12. Education and training -- 13. Work incentives -- 14. Consolidating the effects of human capital reform.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Profit related loans for economically disadvantaged regions . /

by Chapman, Bruce | Simes, Ric.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:15 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Public Accounts and Estimates Committee. /

by Victoria. Parliament of Victoria. Public Accounts and Estimates.

Publisher: 05/27/2003 15:37:12 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/28/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB Includes "Report on Department of Human Services Service Agreements for Community, Health and Welfare Services" & "Report on the Review of the Auditor-General's Special Report No. 43 - Protecting Victoria's Children: The role of the Department of Human Services" ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Home Page of the Victorian Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, Parliament of Victoria.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reforming Australia : new policies for a new generation. /

by Dawkins, Peter (ed.) | Steketee, Mike (ed.).

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press 2004Description: xviii, 170 p. : ill.Notes: Forward by Paul Kelly. This book is based upon the November 2003 Economic and Social Outlook Conference, Pursuing Opportunity and Prosperity held at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne. Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction / Mike Steketee and Peter Dawkins -- 2. The intergenerational debate / Peter Dawkins -- 3. From Welfare to work / Mike Steketee -- 4. Work and family / Mark Wooden -- 5. Indigenous development / George Megalogenis -- 6. Education and innovation / Peter Dawkins -- 7. Health policy / John Freebairn -- 8. Trade liberalisation and the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement / Sisira Jayasuriya / Future directions for competition policy / Stephen King -- 10. The budget constraint / Alan Wood -- 11. Conclusions / Peter Dawkins and Mike Steketee.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Surplus fetish : the political economy of the surplus, deficit and debt /

by Richardson, David | The Australia Institute.

Publisher: Manuka, A.C.T. The Australian Institute 2011Description: PDF.Other title: The Australian Institude policy brief ; no. 26.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011Summary: The federal budget presents a complex management puzzle that all governments have to address and explain to the electorate. Sometimes concepts are borrowed from the corporate sector and sometimes analogies are made with the household sector; the Howard Government, in particular, imported numerous corporate accounting concepts. But often these concepts are applied uncritically and inappropriately. By way of discussing the budget balance 'surpluses, deficits and the debt outcome' this paper addresses some of those inappropriate usages and their consequences.Availability: (1)

The 1998 Commonwealth budget : briefing note for Executive Council and Board. /

by Challen, Michael B | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1998Description: 12 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 1998Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The costs of child poverty for individuals and society : a literature review /

by Griggs, Julia | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Walker, Robert.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Green Investment Bank : second report of session 2010-11 : Volume I : report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence /

by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Environmental udit Committee.

Publisher: London, U.K. The Stationery Office Limited 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 HC 505Summary: The UK has a legal commitment to reduce its carbon emissions by 2050, and also to generate a higher percentage of energy from renewable sources by 2020. The Committee on Climate Change and others have called for a 'step change' to deliver the new low carbon infrastructure required to meet these targets. The scale of investment needed is unprecedented: most estimates range between 200 billion and 1 trillion over the next 10-20 years. Traditional sources of capital for investment in green infrastructure can only provide 50 to 80 billion up to 2025, leaving a funding gap running into hundreds of billions of pounds. The Government's top priority is to cut the deficit, so investment will have to come predominately from the private sector. To bring in this investment, there are a number of market failures and investment barriers that require urgent remedial action. A Green Investment Bank will be an essential means of unlocking the enormous scale of private sector investment needed.Availability: (1)

The looming fiscal crisis and Australia's indirect tax options. /

by Warren, Neil A.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Tax Research Foundation 1993Description: 100 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The role of the public sector : causes and consequences of the growth of government. /

by Saunders, Peter | Klau, Friedrich.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD 1985Description: 239 p.Notes: Alternative title: OECD economic studies.; no.4. Spring 1985.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The welfare state and equality : structural and ideological roots of public expenditures. /

by Wilensky, Harold L.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1975Description: 151 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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