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"Charging fees for services in Community Health Centres: a failed Kennett Government policy" /

by Gilley, Tim.

Publisher: 2002Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"Pressure Cooker" : living in the south east growth corridor : Cranbourne and district community audit report. /

by People Together Project.

Publisher: [North Carlton, Vic.] People Together Project [1997]Description: 91 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

2004 Federal election : Brotherhood of St Laurence call to the parties. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: PDF; 24p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2004 Includes bibliographical references Authorised and printed by John Wilson, Executive Director.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (2).

A compendium of social inclusion indicators : how's Australia faring? : a compilation of comparative data undertaken by the Australian social inclusion board to inform its advisory work. /

by Australia. Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Commonwealth of Australia 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Also available: Building community resilience brochure; In June 2009, the Australian Social Inclusion Board released a brochure on how to build inclusive and resilient communities. This brochure explains resilience and vulnerability, outlines principles for building resilience and ideas for how to apply them and provides some examples from Australia and overseas, along with links to useful resources.Summary: The Australian Social Inclusion Board’s Compendium of Social Inclusion Indicators contributes first steps towards comprehensive performance measurement and evaluation of social inclusion in Australia. It has been developed by the Board to generate discussion and debate on the question of how to measure disadvantage and social exclusion. It includes indicators developed in the EU and supplementary Australian measures, to draw a picture of how people are doing on issues such as income, access to the job market, social supports and networks, effects of the local neighbourhood, access to services and health.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Detailed Picture of Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital /

by Nichols, Austin | Favreault, Melissa.

Publisher: Washington DC The Urban Institute 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This 30-page US analysis looks at how parental education relates to education, lifetime earnings, health, and wealthAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A fairer Victoria : strong people strong communities /

by Victoria. Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2008Description: 58 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 'May 2008' cover titleSummary: A Fairer Victoria is a whole of Government social policy action plan to address disadvantage and promote inclusion and participation. The Fairer Victoria strategies for 2008 target four priority areas: giving all Victorian children the best start in life; improving education and helping people into work; improving health and wellbeing; and developing liveable communities. This document sets out the policy measures designed to reduce disadvantage by achieving better support for children and families, improving education and training to remove educational inequities and barriers to workplace participation, improving health and wellbeing, and strengthening neighbourhoods and local communities.Availability: (1)

A picture of Australia's children 2009 /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report delivers the latest information on how, as a nation, we are faring according to key indicators of child health, development and wellbeing. Death rates among children have fallen dramatically, and most children are physically active and meet minimum standards for reading and numeracy. But it is not all good news. Rates of severe disability and diabetes are on the rise. Too many children are overweight or obese, or are at risk of homelessness, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children fare worse on most key indicatorsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A report on aspects of youth homelessness. /

by Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AGPS 1995Description: xlviii, 416 p.Notes: At head of title: The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia May 1995 Chairman: Allan Morris AGPS cat. no. 9502335Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A snapshot of early childhood development in Australia : Australia Early Development Index (AEDI) National Report 2009 /

by Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Centre for Community Child Health 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Re-issueSummary: In 2009, the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) was completed nationwide for the first time. Between 1 May and 31 July, information was collected on 261,203 children (97.5 per cent of the estimated national five-year-old population). ; The AEDI is a population measure of children's development in communities across Australia. ; The AEDI gives us a national picture of children's health and development 'a first for Australia'. The results pinpoint strengths in the community as well as what can be improved.Availability: (1)

Achieving the impossible : interagency collaboration to address the housing, health and social care needs of people able to live in ordinary housing. /

by Arblaster, Lorna | Conway, Jean | Foremen, Anne | Hawtin, Murray.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 1998Description: 76 p. ; 30 cm.Notes: At foot of title: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Community care.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Action research for health and social care : a guide to practice. /

by Hart, Elizabeth | Bond, Meg.

Publisher: Buckingham, U.K. Open University Press 1995Description: 244 p. Bibliography: p. 225-237.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Addressing the social determinants of health : the urban dimension and the role of local government /

by Grady, Mike (ed.) | World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe | Peter Goldblatt (ed.).

Publisher: Copenhagen World Health Organization 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report summarizes the evidence on the social determinants of health and the built environment with special reference to the role of local government across countries in the WHO European Region. It draws on the findings of the global Commission on Social Determinants of Health and the European review of social determinants of health and the health divide. Through its leadership, local government has a significant role to play in working across sectors and with civil society partners to support and accelerate action to address the social determinants of health and the causes of health inequalities. The evidence presented here provides the background to the complementary report Healthy cities tackle the social determinants of inequities in health: a framework for action.Availability: (1)

Aged care policy blueprint 2020 /

by Catholic Health Australia.

Publisher: Deakin, A.C.T. Catholic Health Australia 2008Description: PDF.Summary: The last major reform of residential aged care policy occurred in 1997. The benefit of those reforms has now been exhausted. The first major reforms of aged care policy occurred under the Hawke Keating Government. CHA considers that it is time for the next major reforms to be implemented and that it would be appropriate for these to occur under a Rudd Government. ; This policy blueprint is the outcome of a consultation with members of Catholic Health Australia (CHA). One in nine residential aged care beds in Australia is provided through services operated by different bodies of the Catholic Church. CHA, as the peak body for these residential and home care services, speaks on behalf of the largest grouping of aged care services in the Australia. ; CHA adopted in July of 2008 a new vision for aged care which it seeks to see achieved by 2020. This vision is of equity of access to aged care services for all Australians, with a preference for those living in socioeconomic disadvantage.Availability: No items available

Ageing, health and innovation : policy reforms to facilitate healthy and active ageing in OECD countries /

by Taylor, Rebecca | International Longevity Centre UK.

Publisher: London, U.K. International Longevity Centre 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : p. 35-43Summary: All OECD countries are experiencing unprecedented demographic change characterised by increasing longevity, a growing older population and falling birth rates. While significant differences remain between different OECD countries, the long term trends are similar and convergence looks likely to occur in the coming decades. These demographic changes are leading to a lower old age dependency ratio (the ratio of working age to non-working age people), which presents challenges for the social solidarity and long-term sustainability of health, social care and pensions systems. This paper outlines two philosophically different ways of approaching the challenge of demographic change. The first, which the paper calls the zero sum approach is to see it as a problem that requires today's working people to pay more and those drawing on social security systems to receive reduced benefits and to rely more on themselves. This approach risk intergenerational conflict as productive working people are asked to pay more to support the healthcare, social care and pensions of non-working people who may be perceived as having had an easier life.Availability: (1)

An inclusive society : strategies for tackling poverty. /

by Oppenheim, Carey, (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 1998Description: 284 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Offers an examination of poverty where employment and education are emphasised as themes being explored to address the problem.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assessment of school based breakfast programs in South Australia : report of a study funded under the National Health Promotion Program. /

by Robinson, Yvonne | Clarke, Adrienne.

Publisher: Adelaide, S. A. Health Development Foundation 1993Description: 32 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's ageing population : how important are family structures? /

by Walker, Agnes | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra 1997Description: v, 58 p. ; 21 cm.Other title: NATSEM. Discussion paper ; no. 19.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 1997 Includes bibliographical references.Summary: In Australia, as in most Western economies, concerns about the impact of the ageing of the population have led to a series of policy initiatives that generally aim to assign greater responsibility to individuals for the costs associated with ageing. ; Analyses of the effects of ageing published to date have tended to rely on aggregate projections of population and age structures. Interdependencies between individuals have rarely been taken into account, and it is only in some recent studies that the complex relationship between family structures and the size of government social expenditure has been recognised. Such studies cite broad statistics on the significant support that older people offer their families and on the importance of family members as carers for the aged. ; In this paper traditional approaches to studying the effects of ageing in the population are reviewed and a complementary approach, using dynamic microsimulation, is discussed. The advantage of dynamic microsimulation is that, in projecting future population patterns, the life cycles of individuals can be tracked, along with their family characteristics (such as spouses, children and grandparents) and household characteristics (including finances and wealth accumulation). ; The paper concludes with an account of the development work on dynamic microsimulation modelling at NATSEM, indicating the areas where this tool will be best able to advance understanding of age related policy issues.Availability: (1)

Australia's health services expenditure to 1997-98 . /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health & Welfare 1999Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:44:11 AM Status: Error Details: Failed to receive HTTP response (WinHttpReceiveResponse)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's health services expenditure to 1998-99 . /

by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2002Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:43:38 AM Status: Error Details: Failed to receive HTTP response (WinHttpReceiveResponse)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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