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A Just Transition to a Renewable Energy Economy in the Hunter Region, Australia /

by Bill, Anthea | Mitchell, William | Welters, Riccardo.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This Report was commissioned by Greenpeace Australia and demonstrates major benefits to the Hunter and nearby Wyong region from shifting from coal-fired power to a renewable energy economy. The Report includes two energy scenarios, detailing job creation for the Hunter as a self-sufficient energy producer and as an export centre.Availability: (1)

Behind the switch : pricing Ontario electricity options /

by Weis, Tim | Pembina Institute | Partington, P.J.

Publisher: Drayton Valley, Alberta Pembina Institute 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2011 Bibliography : p. 51-56 Appendices pp. 45-50Summary: This report examines how scaling back Ontario's plans to develop renewable energy would affect electricity prices, using an integrated energy system simulator to compare two main scenarios. The first scenario is based on Ontario's current Long-Term Energy Plan, in which a large part of new electricity generation comes from additional renewable capacity supported under the Green Energy Act; the second scenario tests the effect of eliminating the Act and largely expanding natural gas in place of future renewable resources. Behind the switch: pricing Ontario electricity options finds that Ontario consumers would see virtually no relief from high electricity prices if the province cancelled its support for renewable energy under the Green Energy Act. In fact, the study indicates that investing in renewable energy today is likely to save Ontario ratepayers money within the next 15 years, as natural gas becomes more expensive and as the cost of renewable energy technology continues to decrease.Availability: (1)

Celebration of Provincial Community Enterprise Project : speech notes. /

by Challen, Michael B | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1996Description: [5] leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 10.30 am Wednesday, 3 April 1996. Old Butter Factory Gallery, Cameron St., ClunesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Climate change adaptation actions for local government /

by Australia. Department of Climate Change.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Climate Change 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report by SMEC Australia. Bibliography: p. 59-62Summary: "The primary objective of this report is to identify climate change adaptation actions that are applicable to Australia s climatic conditions and climate impact risks as currently predicted (using the Climate Change in Australia Technical Report 2007) and that can be implemented by Australian local governments."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Department of Infrastructure. /

by Victoria. Department of Infrastructure.

Publisher: 03/02/2005 13:55:16 2005Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 03/02/2005 13:55:16 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Welcome to the Department of Infrastructure (DOI) web site. The DOI is the lead provider of essential infrastructure in Victoria, with responsibility for transport, ports and marine, freight, information and communication technology (ICT), major development, energy and security.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dialogues on Australia's future : in honour of the late Professor Ronald Henderson. /

by Sheehan, Peter (ed.) | Grewal, Bhajan (ed.) | Kumnick, Margarita (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University 1996Description: 416 p. Bibliography: p. 402-3.Summary: An analysis of the key issues facing Australia in the 1990s by twenty-six of Australia's leading economists, in a tribute to the late Professor Ronald Henderson.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Election 2007 : federal-state relations. /

by Wilkins, Roger.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Review of Public Affairs 2007Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:05 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Financing green growth in a resource-constrained world : partnerships for triggering private finance at scale /

by World Economic Forum.

Publisher: Cologny/Geneva, Switzerland World Economic Forum 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: To address worsening environment and resource challenges like climate change or water security, such green investment must happen quickly. However, given the scale of the finance required, combined with tightening fiscal constraints in industrialized countries, overseas aid cannot fully fund this transition. The ability to leverage significant private investment into these new national plans will therefore be crucial. Currently, significant private investment is not being attracted into these plans due to a range of perceived risks and the newness of the market. What public-private partnerships can support developing countries to create large-scale, investment-grade blueprints for their green growth strategies? What new financing mechanisms can use targeted public funds to address key risks and leverage a step change in private capital flow into green infrastructure projects?Availability: (1)

Good growth : a DEMOS and PWC report on economic wellbeing /

by Hawksworth, John | DEMOS | Jones, Nick | Ussher, Kitty.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 123-124Summary: The Prime Minister, paraphrasing Robert Kennedy in a speech last November, said that GDP 'measures everything except that which makes life worthwhile'. Yet policy-makers and commentators remain fixed on GDP and growth above all else. The Government has asked the Office for National Statistics to discover how happy the population are to measure general wellbeing but there is no clear policy agenda to follow from the results. Good Growth goes a step further. The analysis in this pamphlet is a first in the measurement of 'national progress' asking people their opinion on matters of policy, rather than just inquiring about their subjective experience. It finds that wider issues such as work-life balance, health and housing are viewed by the public as critical components of good economic performance, on top of raw GDP. Through extensive polling and conjoint analysis, which forces participants to make trade-offs between factors, this pamphlet reveals what people value when push comes to shove. It recommends that at the same time as tracking GDP the Government should adopt the good growth index, so that economic policy decisions are aligned with citizens' wishes. Only with this insight can policy-makers build the type of economy the public wants to see.Availability: (1)

Immigration and the regions : taking regional Australia seriously. /

by Withers, Glenn | Powall, Marion.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Chifley Research Centre 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:35 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Investing in transport : east west link needs assessment /

by Eddington, Rod | Victoria. Department of Infrastructure.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria. Department of Infrastructure 2008Description: HTML.Other title: Investing in transport report.Notes: March 2008 Summary, Main report, Supporting technical documents. Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: From March 2007, Sir Rod Eddington, an Australian engineer and businessman and a leading international transport expert, conducted an independent study into improving east-west transport connections across Melbourne. With at least 4.5 million people expected to call Melbourne home by 2031, there will be more cars making trips on the roads, more people using public transport, more commuters needing to get to work each morning, and more and more goods moving through the city. For Melbourne to remain an attractive, liveable and successful city, it needs a transport system that can keep up with this growth.Availability: No items available

Melbourne : is there life after Florida. /

by Berry, Mike.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:28:20 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Moving people : solutions for a liveable Australia /

by Bus Industry Confederation.

Publisher: [s.l.] Bus Industry Confederation 2012Description: v, 81 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2012Summary: This policy statement sees the BIC taking the lead in the national discussion on how we fund moving people infrastructure and services in the future. The aim of the report is to generate discussion about how Australia should shape its future land transport policy, to promote national goals for productivity, sustainability, lieveability and social inclusion. It builds on our earlier report, Moving People:Solutions for a Growing Australia, taking a more place-based approach than that report and looking closely at funding opportunitiesAvailability: (1)

Pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure : a national study of employment impacts /

by Garrett-Peltier, Heidi | University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy Research Institute.

Publisher: Amherst, Mass. University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Political Economy Research Institute 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011Summary: Pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure such as sidewalks, bike lanes, and trails, can all be used for transportation, recreation, and fitness. These types of infrastructure have been shown to create many benefits for their users as well as the rest of the community. Some of these benefits are economic, such as increased revenues and jobs for local businesses, and some are non-economic benefits such as reduced congestion, better air quality, safer travel routes, and improved health outcomes. While other studies have examined the economic and non-economic impacts of the use of walking and cycling infrastructure, few have analyzed the employment that results from the design and construction of these projects. In this study we estimate the employment impacts of building and refurbishing transportation infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. We analyze various transportation projects and use state-specific data to estimate the number of jobs created within each state where the project is located.Availability: (1)

Planning for healthier growth : how can metropolitan strategic planning address social infrastructure gaps in middle and outer suburban Melbourne? : summary report /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 This report is based on notes taken voluntarily by Kirsten Alber, Melinda Rendina, Kimberley Bendall, Courtney Daniels, Melanie Davern and Elissa McMillan at the workshop. Bibliography : p. 14Summary: The Planning for Healthier Growth workshop was held on 14 November 2011 at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne (UoM), under the auspices of the university's Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and the Brotherhood of St Laurence?s Research and Policy Centre, and with the support of the Melbourne Engagement and Partnerships Office. These proceedings are aimed at informing and stimulating public discussion, debate and research and policy initiatives to address one of the central challenges facing contemporary Australian governments, industries and communities.Availability: (1)

Principles and priorities of an industry policy for climate change /

by Australian Council of Trade Unions.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council of Trade Unions 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2 June 2011 D No. 26/2011Summary: Delay and unclear signals on climate change policy will increase the cost of acting later, postpone long overdue investment in essential infrastructure and risk missing opportunities in the emerging clean technology industry. A price on pollution that covers all major polluting sectors of the economy is the most effective mechanism for driving the adoption of clean energy technologies and improvements in energy efficiency. Acting without a price on pollution will require more real resource expenditure to achieve the same pollution reduction objectives.Availability: (1)

Review of national competition policy reforms /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Productivity Commission 2005Description: liv, 449 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 427-449) 28 February 2005Availability: (1)

Social justice and the Australian city : developments in urban and housing policies. /

by Mowbray, Martin.

Publisher: Sydney, Welfare & Social policy in Australia : the distribution of advantage edited by Michael Wearing and Rosemary Berreen. 1994Description: p. 155-175.Notes: Rec. no. for book B6702 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

State of the regions report/

by National Economics.

Publisher: Deakin, A.C.T. Australian Local Government Association 1998 -Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The State of the Regions (SOR) is a report prepared by National Economics and published annually by the Australian Local Government Association. It is officially launched at the Regional Cooperation and Development Forum, held each June in Canberra. ; The latest SOR divides Australia into 67 regions, an increase of two over the 2008 number. ; Every local government authority is allocated within a regional types or zone. The regional typologies consist of: Knowledge-intensive regions, Dispersed Metro, Independent City, Lifestyle regions, Resource Based and Rural Regions. The report provides a detailed analysis how these regions are performing and then analyses the likely consequences of current issues, be they demographic, climate change, or telecommunications in nature on the different types of SOR zones. ; The core objectives of the SOR are to: ; -Present the latest statistical indicators of how Australian regions are performing ; -Analyse the indicator trends in terms of growing equality and inequality between Australian regions ; -Make suggestions for the policy implications of current Australian regional performance ; -Steadily expand the indicators used to measure regional performance ; -Describe the reality of regional economics ; -Assist local government to understand their regions and to provide useful planning tools ; The State of the Regions report provides an annual stock-take of the economic well being of Australia's regions and their prospects for economic development and employment growth.Availability: (1)

Submission to Inquiry into Liveability Options in Outer Suburban Melbourne : Outer Suburban / Interface Services and Development Committee (OSISDC) / Sonia Martin (BSL)

by Martin, Sonia | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: 22 p. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission to Inquiry into Liveability Options in Outer Suburban Melbourne.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This submission was written by Sonia Martin, with contributions from George Myconos, Sharon Bond, Victoria Johnson, Nadine Cameron, Helen Kimberley, Iris Levin, Sally James and Paul Smyth, and edited by Deborah Patterson. Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence recognises the critical intersections between housing, employment, education, health, welfare, and access to services and facilities. We also recognise the complex challenges the state government faces in addressing the interconnected issues of population growth and housing affordability. The Brotherhood maintains that planned social infrastructure is the foundation of economically and socially inclusive development and is not a residual, post hoc response to economic and social system failures. Critical to this endeavour is a social investment plan that recognises appropriate urban change as an entitlement of citizens across the life course and ensures that all have what they need to lead flourishing lives. Supportive governance structures are essential. We support a model of collaborative governance across all tiers of government that allows for meaningful determination at the local level and builds capacity to work together. We have focused this response to the Terms of Reference on population, private housing, and health and services delivery issues and have limited our comments on infrastructure issues. Due to the limited local data on median house prices and population growth in outer urban areas specifically, we have not addressed Term of Reference 3 separately, but have included some data in other sections of our submission.Availability: (1)

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