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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)

A basis for a new water services concession : report to the Minister for Health and Aged Care and the Ministerial Review of State Concessions. /

by Siemon, Don | Ministerial Consultative Committee on State Concessions. ommunity Sector Members.

Publisher: unpub. 1996Description: 16 p. photocopy.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 1996Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Charities and government. /

by Ware, Alan (ed.).

Publisher: Manchester, U.K. Manchester University Press 1989Description: 260 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.Notes: Copy lost. Reordered 2/9/93Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change, mitigation and developing country growth /

by Spence, Michael.

Publisher: Washington, DC The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Demand for SAAP accommodation by homeless people 2007-08 : summary /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW]. Bulletin ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Although SSAP agencies accommodate large numbers of people every day, they cannot always meet all the requests for SAAP accommodation. This bulletin summarises the demand for SAAP accommodation information contained in the 'Demand for SAAP accommodation by homeless people 2007-08 report' (internet only release), with a focus on the total people turned away from SAAP accommodation.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Health system expenditure on disease and injury in Australia, 2004-05 /

by Brien, Gail | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare | Rogers, Brett | Sant, John | Goss, John.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2010Description: ix, 28 p. : ill.Other title: Health and welfare expenditure series ; no. 36.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 29Summary: This report provides an overview of total health expenditure on disease and injury in Australia during 2004-05, using the best achievable estimates based on currently available data sources. Some of the methodologies used have been revised since a previous report based on 2000-01 data. Despite this, the data sources used for the estimations have mainly remained the same, and comparisons between the two reports are possible for selected areas of expenditure.Availability: (1)

Long-term funding of health and ageing : the rising pressure on commonwealth and state budgets /

by Business Council of Australia.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Business Council of Australia 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2013 Appendix : p. 43-50 Bibliography : p. 51-52Summary: This Business Council of Australia paper, Long-term Funding of Health and Ageing: The Rising Pressure on Commonwealth and State Budgets, incorporates a report prepared for the BCA by Deloitte Access Economics titled 'An Intergovernmental Report for the States: Health and Aged Care Expenditure.' ; Long-term Funding of Health and Ageing explores two key questions. ; How is expenditure on health and aged care expected to grow compared to total government expenditure? ; What does growing expenditure on health and aged care mean for government budgets?Availability: (1)

Methods to address requirements for changes in funding disability services brought about by external change. /

by Bradbury, Bruce.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2002Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2002 Final Report. Report presented to the Victorian Department of Human Services for the National Disability AdministratorsAvailability: (1)

Review of funding for schooling : emerging issues paper /

by Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace elations.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Gonski Review.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Includes bibliographical references Chairman: David GonskiSummary: The aim of this emerging issues paper is to present the views heard by the panel during its preliminary listening tour that was undertaken during the latter part of 2010 across all states and territories. The panel heard views from over 70 education groups, including government and non-government education authorities, Indigenous education and special education representatives, and parent, principal, teacher and union groups. The views summarised in this paper are not those of the panel, but of those who generously shared their views with the panel. The issues and concerns raised in submissions to the review have also been incorporated. While a range of issues were raised, discussion broadly centred around seven key themes: (1) equity of educational outcomes; (2) recurrent funding; (3) capital funding; (4) targeted and needs-based funding, including funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students; (5) support for students with special needs and students with disability; (6) governance and leadership; and (7) community and family engagement.Availability: (1)

Review of funding for schooling : final report /

by Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace elations.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Gonski report.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011 Includes bibliographical references Chairman: David Gonski Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: High-quality schooling fosters the development of creative, informed and resilient citizens who are able to participate fully in a dynamic and globalised world. It also leads to many benefits for individuals and society, including higher levels of employment and earnings, and better health, longevity, tolerance and social cohesion. Overall, Australia has a relatively high-performing schooling system when measured against international benchmarks, such as the Programme for International Student Assessment. However, over the last decade the performance of Australian students has declined at all levels of achievement, notably at the top end. This decline has contributed to the fall in Australia?s international position. In 2000, only one country outperformed Australia in reading and scientific literacy and only two outperformed Australia in mathematical literacy. By 2009, six countries outperformed Australia in reading and scientific literacy and 12 outperformed Australia in mathematical literacy. In addition to declining performance across the board, Australia has a significant gap between its highest and lowest performing students. This performance gap is far greater in Australia than in many Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries, particularly those with high-performing schooling systems. A concerning proportion of Australia?s lowest performing students are not meeting minimum standards of achievement. There is also an unacceptable link between low levels of achievement and educational disadvantage, particularly among students from low socioeconomic and Indigenous backgrounds. Funding for schooling must not be seen simply as a financial matter. Rather, it is about investing to strengthen and secure Australia?s future. Investment and high expectations must go hand in hand. Every school must be appropriately resourced to support every child and every teacher must expect the most from every child.Availability: (1)

Submission to Review of Funding for Schooling / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Williamson, Jim.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: 35 p. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission to the Review of Funding for Schooling.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The submission details a number of key programs which the BSL has developed within Victoria and across Australia to increase school and home partnerships in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, and recommends that excellent initiatives, including the community VCAL program in Victoria, learning support programs, and student career pathway programs involving parents, are considered for scaling up nationally during the next funding period. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: (1)

Sustaining the frontline /

by Victorian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. VCOSS 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 18 April 2012Summary: Report to Victorian Government on plan for sustainable funding agenda for community sector...(Sets) out a realistic and achievable five point plan for longer term sustainable funding - an agenda which we believe will deliver certainty and greater productivityfor both the sector and government. It proposes a standard funding methodology for future agreements, identifying productivity reforms through reduction of regulatory, compliance and program costs, and calling for a joint study to benchmark the economic and social value our services deliver.Availability: (1)

TAFE funding and the education targets : a paper discussing recent trends in public funding for VET and TAFE and the implications for future funding of government targets to improve the skills of the Australian /

by Long, Michael | Monash University. Centre for the Economics of Education & raining (CEET).

Publisher: Clayton, Vic. Monash University. Centre for the Economics of Education & Training (CEET) 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 Includes bibiographical referencesSummary: This paper discusses recent trends in public funding for VET and TAFE and the implications for future funding of government targets to improve the skills of the Australian population. The paper is motivated by the apparent increase in VET provision implied by government educational attainment targets in the context of stable or declining funding for VET and the conclusion that funding needs to increase if the targets are to be met.Availability: (1)

The church and the free market : dilemmas in church welfare agencies accepting contracts from governments. /

by Howe, Brian | Oslington, Paul | Cleary, Ray | Webster, Marilyn.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Churches 2002; Australian Theological Forum 2002Description: 90p.Summary: Politics and religion combine when Australian governments contract out welfare services to Church welfare agencies. This practice, relatively new to public policy in Australia, raises questions of the autonomy of the church agencies, maintenance of their distinctly Christian value base, and how much the Church is being co-opted into Government policyAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The overburden report : contracting for Indigenous health services /

by Dwyer, Judith et al.

Publisher: Casuarina, N.T. Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health organisations play a significant role as providers of essential primary health care (PHC) in rural, remote and urban settings. Australian governments have developed policies and funding programs to support this growing health sector. But the current arrangements for funding are much criticised. Providers complain about fragmented funding programs, with too many reports required. Government staff also experience problems with administering these funds, with high workloads in processing and managing a multitude of programs and grants, and some lack of compliance by providers, particularly with activity reporting requirements. ; This project aims to expand our understanding of these problems and find better ways of funding and regulating PHC for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Specifically, this report seeks to answer these questions: ; ? What are the major enablers and impediments to effective PHC delivery embedded in the current frameworks ; of funding and accountability for PHC services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian States and Territories? ; ? How could the effectiveness of funding and accountability arrangements be improved, drawing on insights from current Australian practice and international comparisons?Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The rise and rise of the CDEP scheme : an Aboriginal 'workfare'' program in times of persistent unemployment. /

by Sanders, Will | Australian National University. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University 1993Description: 18 p.Online Access: Electronic copy 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).

Towards national indicators of safety and quality in health care /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Waste not, want not : making room in the budget for essential services /

by Davidson, Peter | Australian Council of Social Service | Goldie, Cassandra.

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, N.S.W. Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) 2012Description: PDF.Other title: ACOSS paper : no. 188.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012Summary: ACOSS and other advocates for people facing poverty and social disadvantage aim to repair gaping holes in our social safety net. Higher social security payments and better employment services are needed to lift unemployed people and sole parents out of poverty; a National Disability Insurance Scheme is needed so that people with disabilities can participate in community life; and people on low incomes need affordable dental care... This report identifies Availability: (1)

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