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4R Conference Home Page /

Publisher: 2008Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.the4rsconference.org/' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:52:27 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: The 4Rs international conference at the University of Technology Sydney (30 Sep 08 to 3 Oct 08) frames Australia's future as a cosmopolitan civil society. The conference examines four themes: human rights (rights); Indigenous advancement (reconciliation); inter-communal relations (respect); and active citizenship (responsibility).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's emissions projections / Department of the Environment and Energy

by Australia. Department of the Environment and Energy.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Environment and Energy 2010 -Description: pp. col. ill. (Online resource).Online Access: 2010 | 2013 | 2014-15 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | Website Summary: Australia releases official projections of its greenhouse gas emissions annually. The previous projections were released as part of Australia's Fifth National Communication on Climate Change, a report under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (referred to as the 2009 projections). The 2010 projections provide a full update of Australia's emissions projections including : A projection of baseline emissions for the Kyoto Protocol first commitment period (2008-12) and to 2021. This provides the basis for estimating the 'abatement challenge' Australia faces in meeting its 2020 targets and an indicative projection of Australia's emissions out to 2030.; Department previously name: Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency ; Department of the Environment Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australians deserve to age well : preparing for our future now : blueprint for aged care reform /

by National Aged Care Alliance.

Publisher: Kingston, A.C.T. National Aged Care Alliance 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012Summary: The National Aged Care Alliance (the Alliance) has developed this Blueprint for delivering positive aged care reform. It follows on from the Alliance's Vision Leading the Way - Our Vision for Support and Care of Older Australians. The Vision was developed in 2009 and paints a broad picture of what needs to happen, across a number of policy areas, for people to be supported to age well.Availability: (1)

Cloud culture: the global future of cultural relations /

by Leadbeater, Charles | Counterpoint. British Council.

Publisher: London, U.K. Counterpoint. British Council 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Copy edited by Julie Pickard Series design by modernactivity Bibliography : p. 83-87Summary: The internet, our relationship with it, and our culture is about to undergo a change as profound and unsettling as the development of Web 2.0 in the last decade, which saw Google and YouTube, Facebook and Twitter become mass, world-wide phenomena. This 87-page report argues that over the next ten years, the rise of cloud computing will not only accelerate the global battle for control of the digital landscape, but will almost certainly recast the very ways in which we exercise our creativity and forge relationships across the world's cultures.Availability: (1)

Designing for the future : an institutional view of the Australian welfare state. /

by Castles, Francis | Mitchell, Deborah.

Publisher: 1994Description: p.167-227.Notes: Rec. no. book: B6437. indexed chapterSummary: Examines national strategies in the context of the direction of the welfare state. Compares alternative models of welfare provision in Europe, U.S.A., New Zealand, Scandinavia and the Asian newly industrialised countries. Deals with post-industrial challenges to existing welfare institutions.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family diversity and well-being. /

by Acock, Alan C | Demo, David H.

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA Sage Publications 1994Description: 299 p. : ill.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Future babble : why expert predictions fail - and why we believe them anyway /

by Gardner, Dan.

Publisher: Carlton North, Vic. Scribe Publications 2010Description: xi, 305 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-292) and index.Summary: Future Babble examine why our brains yearn for certainty about the future, why we are attracted to those who predict it confidently, and why it's so easy for us to ignore the trail of outrageously wrong forecasts. In this fast-paced, example-packed, sometimes darkly hilarious book, journalist Dan Gardner shows how seminal research by UC Berkeley professor Philip Tetlock proved that pundits who are more famous are less accurate ? and the average expert is no more accurate than a flipped coin. Gardner also draws on current research in cognitive psychology, political science, and behavioral economics to discover something quite reassuring: The future is always uncertain, but the end is not always near.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Future perspectives - a forum for young Australians. Proceedings of the third National Forum, Trinity College, University of Melbourne, May 24-30, 1987. /

Publisher: Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust for Young Australians 1987Description: 286p.Notes: V. Brady - Personal integrity and National Morality pp.213-219. P. Hollingworth pp.262-267.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Future projections and their effects on poverty /

by Hollingworth, Peter | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1985Description: 7 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Heatwaves : hotter, longer, more often /

by Steffen, Will et al.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Climate Council 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 56-61Summary: This report sets out the facts about heatwaves and hot weather. We explore the observed changes to heatwaves in Australia-their severity, duration and timing-and place this in the context of increasing extreme heat around the world. The contribution of climate change to the Australia-wide and global trends in heatwaves is clear and compelling. The impacts of heatwaves are often under-the-radar compared to other extreme weather events, but they are widespread and serious, damaging human health, infrastructure and natural ecosystems; and decreasing workplace performance and agricultural productivity. The report concludes by outlining what needs to be done to slow, and eventually stabilize, the trend towards more severe and more frequent heatwaves. The report draws directly on the peer-reviewed scientific literature as well as on authoritative assessments, such as those of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).Availability: (1)

Imagining Australia : ideas for our future. /

by Macgregor, Duncan | Leigh, Andrew | Madden, David.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2004Description: x, 324 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-309) and index.Summary: Four young Australians offer a range of new ideas to transform Australia in the 21st century. They tackle big questions: ; What is Australia s national identity? ; How can Australia s democratic system be strengthened? ; How can a zeal for nation-building be recaptured? ; How can economic prosperity be sustained? ; What changes are needed in social policy? ; How can Australia become an exemplary world citizen? > Their creative vision aims to inspire and prompt discussion amongst their fellow citizens.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Into the future : the neglect of the long term in Australian politics. /

by Marsh, Ian | Yencken, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Collaboration in conjunction with Black Inc. 2004Description: 89 p.Notes: Bibliography: p. 85-87 Australian Collaboration is a collaboration of seven national community organisations.Summary: The authors examine Australia s current capacity to analyse long-term trends and to develop informed public opinion about them. They note increasing cynicism about politics and politicians, related to the major parties failure to work together for the nation s long-term benefit. Finally they propose a range of solutions, which include extending the role of the Parliament and its Committee systems.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Leadership 2030 : the six megatrends you need to understand to lead your company into the future /

by Vielmetter, George | Sell, Yvonne.

Publisher: New York, NY Armacom 2014Description: xii, 244 p. : ill.Notes: Bibliography : p. 199-228 Index : p. 229-244Summary: Massive global forces will reshape your business by the year 2030. Formidable competition from China, environmental pressures, talent wars, and technological leaps will divide the short-term thinkers from the prudent few looking for long-range opportunities. This book gives you a sophisticated futuring team of your own. ; Drawn from research conducted by Hay Group, a global management consultancy, and Z_punkt, an international leader in strategic foresight analysis, Leadership 2030 pinpoints six converging megatrends, and provides direction for leading your organization through profound change.Availability: No items available Checked out (1).

Learning choices : a map for the future /

by Te Riele, Kitty | Dusseldorp Skills Forum.

Publisher: Bondi Junction, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: "This report has been commissioned to provide an overview of the field of alternative education provision in Australia, the multitude of inclusive and flexible learning programs and initiatives that DSF refers to as Learning Choices. The report draws together the data and key findings of available research nationally, and identifies the recognised gaps in knowledge that can inform a future research agenda."--Executive Summary.Availability: (1)

Shared energy toolkit : thinking about how your organisation and community can adapt to climate change /

by bassac.

Publisher: London, U.K. bassac 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Shared Energy Toolkit illustrates the damage climate change has already caused and shows how different climate change scenarios could affect you and your organisation. The toolkit also gives ideas about how you can improve your organisation's sustainability, and how to work with your local community to raise awareness and increase resilience.It contains a climate change quiz, instructions for a climate change walk and practical topics for discussion.Availability: (1)

The Big Society debate : a new agenda for social policy? /

by Ishkanian, Armine (ed.) | Szreter, Simon (ed.).

Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar Publishing 2012Description: x,227 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: "Before the 2010 General Election, David Cameron placed the 'Big Society' at the heart of his efforts to rebuild Britain's 'broken society'. The essays in this volume probe the historical origins of the concept and seek to evaluate it in the light of both historical and contemporary evidence. They raise profound questions about the provenance of the 'Big Society' and its relevance to contemporary social concerns. They should be of interest to anyone who cares about the past, present or future of British social policy." - Bernard Harris, University of Southampton, UKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The world in 2020 : power, culture, and prosperity. /

by McRae, Hamish.

Publisher: Boston, MA Harvard Business School Press 1995Description: xiii, 302 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Towards a balanced vision : the role of social goals, social policies and social benchmarks. /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: 1994Description: p. 101-166.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B6437. indexed chapterSummary: Reviews the social policy content of existing national strategy statements and possible directions for improvement. Suggests that a balance between economic and social goals should be reached. Proposes some possible national social performance benchmarks and details some international best practice social benchmarks.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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