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A bit rich : calculating the real value to society of different professions /

by Steed, Susan | Kersley, Helen | Lawlor, Elis.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: 'This report takes a new approach to looking at the value of work. We go beyond how much different professions are paid to look at what they contribute to society. We use some of the principles and valuation techniques of Social Return on Investment analysis to quantify the social, environmental and economic value that these roles produce ? or in some cases undermine.'Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A new design framework for remote Indigenous housing /

by Fien, John | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Charlesworth, Esther | Lee, Gini | Morris, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.AHURI research and policy bulletin Issue 101 May 2008 2008Description: PDF.Other title: Flexible housing design for Indigenous communities.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's choices : options for a prosperous and fair society. /

by Marsh, Ian (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2003Description: x, 271 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction / Ian Marsh -- Part 1. Economic policy 1. The intangible economy and Australia / John Daley -- 2. The mystery of innovation : aligning the triangle of technology, institutions and organisation / Jonathan West -- 3. Regional clustering in Australia / Michael J Enright and Brian H Roberts -- Part 2. Social policy 4. Strengthening social investment in Australia / Julian Disney -- 5. Achieving equity and excellence in education / John Freeland -- 6. Health and related services / Peter Baume and Stephen Leeder -- Part 3. Foreign policy 7. `Different views' : foreign policy choices for Australia in Asia / Stephen Fitzgerald -- 8. Setting and securing Australia's national interests : national interest as economic prosperity / Michael Wesley -- 9. Setting and securing Australia's national interests : national interest as security / Michael Wesley -- 10. Setting and securing Australia's national interests : national interest as values / Michael Wesley -- Part 4. Governance 11. Towards an Australian republic? / Stephen Mills -- 12. Building federal state co-operation / Cheryl Saunders -- 13. Consensus in Australian politics / Ian MarshAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Boardroom to Classroom: the role of the corporate and philanthropic sectors in school education /

by Black, Rosalyn.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Foundation for Young Australians with Education Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Many independent schools in Australia receive funding and support from their alumni, but corporate and philanthropic contributions to government schools are relatively underdeveloped. This is due partially to Australian tax legislation under which government schools (unlike independent schools) are not classified as charitable organisations. Most formal philanthropic foundations are thereby precluded from funding government schools unless a specific building or gift fund has been established by the school and awarded Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. ; Generally speaking, schools embrace the concept of corporate and philanthropic contributions as a means of providing better resources, improving the profile of the school, offering skills training to students, or employing supplementary staff. Points of concern include the short-term nature of most philanthropically funded programs (usually no more than three years) meaning that schools may be unable to sustain projects once funding is withdrawn; the possibility that corporations may exploit the opportunity to offer marketing materials masquerading as educational materials; culture barriers, meaning that some corporate staff who volunteer their time are unprepared for conditions at the schools to which they are assigned; and poor evaluation of the success or otherwise of external programs in the past. ; Perhaps of greatest concern is the possibility that the development of corporate and philanthropic involvement will serve only to augment existing discrepancies between schools, with better resourced or more innovative schools set to benefit by virtue of their connections and visibility. This paper argues for the equitable distribution and regulation of corporate and philanthropic contributions throughout government schools, and recommends the employment of established non-profit broker organisations to identify those schools most in need and to mediate between schools and external agencies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Business in the Community. /

by Business in the Community.

Publisher: 08/04/2004 04:30:00http://www.bitc.org.uk/index.html 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/04/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Business in the Community is a unique movement of over 700 of the UK's top companies committed to improving their positive impact on society.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Combat Poverty Agency. /

by Combat Poverty Agency.

Publisher: 03/17/04 11:45:12http://www.combatpoverty.ie/ 2002Summary: Cataloguer's description: The aim of Combat Poverty is to promote a just and inclusive society in Ireland by working for the prevention and elimination of poverty and social exclusion. Combat Poverty has four general functions: policy advice, project support and innovation, research, and public education.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community enterprise workbook : stronger communities : making it our business /

by Dunn, Annie | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Smith, Neil | Dennis, Paul | Daniels, Mark | Major, Annie | Metcalfe, Ian.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 1 booklet (12 p. : col. ill., maps) + 1 workbook (132 p. : ill.) + 1 videodisc (DVD) (10 min.) : sd., col. : 4 3/4 in.Other title: Introduction to community enterprise | Stronger communities - making it our business .Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: 1 booklet Introduction to community enterprise ; Community enterprise workbook ; Community enterprise across Victoria (DVD). 2 copies As of 14 July 2010, Social Traders www.socialtraders.com.au has agreed to process all orders for copies of the Community Enterprise Toolkit, including those which come through to the BSL Please forward these orders to: Nina Howard at Social Traders nina.howard@socialtraders.com.au Social Traders is currently working on producing a new web-based product to replace Toolkit which should be available by 2011Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Creative community planning : transformative engagement methods for working at the edge /

by Sarkissian, Wendy | Hurford, Dianna | Wenman, Christine.

Publisher: London, U.K. Earthscan 2010Description: xxiii, 310 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.Notes: Foreword by John Forester Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-288) and indexSummary: This book provides clear access to emerging innovations in artistic, narrative, embodied and technological methods. Reflecting on the wide continuum of participatory practice, the authors explore the frontiers of community engagement within a fresh sustainability framework. Leading planning theorists, researchers and practitioners in the field reflect with the authors on the many successes and challenges in engaging with a diversity of people in rural and urban communities. These conversations reveal creativity as key to enhancing existing engagement practices. Concepts and practical applications thread through the book, including community visioning, participatory research and reporting, conflict resolution, poetry and planning language, theatre, photography, film and websites ; Contents: pt. 1. Traversing the edge -- pt. 2. Inhabiting the edge : dreaming, imagining and embodiment -- pt. 3. Stories from the edge : pushing professional practice -- pt. 4. The growing edge : creative engagement processes for children and young people -- pt. 5. Blurring the edges : a call for an integration of transformative processes. ; Contents: pt. 1. Traversing the edge -- pt. 2. Inhabiting the edge : dreaming, imagining and embodiment -- pt. 3. Stories from the edge : pushing professional practice -- pt. 4. The growing edge : creative engagement processes for children and young people -- pt. 5. Blurring the edges : a call for an integration of transformative processesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Developing effective housing management strategies to address problems of anti-social behaviour . /

by Jacobs, Keith | Arthurson, Kathy | White, Rob | Donoghue, Jed.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Down to business : social entrepreneurship and the Australian community sector : a thesis submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts (by Thesis only). /

by Holm, Sonya.

Publisher: unpub. 2004Description: x, 103 p.Notes: Bibliography: p. 86-100 30 July 2004Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Empowering people, driving change : social innovation in the European Union /

by Hubert, Agnes | Bureau of European Policy Advisors (BEPA).

Publisher: Luxembourg Office for Official Publications of the European Communities 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010 Includes bibliographical references This report has been steered by Agn s Hubert, of the Bureau of European Policy Advisers, under the supervision of Jean-Claude Th bault and Margaritis Schinas and with the assistance of Matteo Bonifacio and Joep Konings.Summary: "Social innovation relates to new responses to pressing social demands by means which affect the process of social interactions. It is aimed at improving well being. It covers wide fields ... In its recent usage, the social innovation approach is understood to mean not only a new governance mode working across traditional fields of responsibilities with an active involvement of citizens, which is effective in addressing the challenges of climate mitigation, social justice, ageing, etc., but also the culture of trust and risk-taking which is needed to promote scientific and technological innovations. With the EU currently engaged in a new growth strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive Europe by 2020, social issues are being brought to the fore. The lessons learned from both the Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs and the financial crisis have revealed structural weaknesses and presented the social dimension of Europe in a new light: the long-held belief that economic growth creates employment and wealth that goes on to alleviate poverty has been disproved by recent events, and the time has now come to try new ways of bringing people out of poverty and promoting growth and well-being not only for, but also with citizens."Availability: (1)

Exclusion [innovation] inclusion. /

by Butcher Shop Production House | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence Butcher Shop Production House 2004Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (18:12 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 13 p. : ill. (booklet).Online Access: Booklet Notes: Book and DVD have separate archiving numbers. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Good to great : why some companies make the leap ... and others don't. /

by Collins, Jim.

Publisher: New York, NY Harper Business 2001Description: xii, 300 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. missing September 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Innovation in welfare /

by Benn, Concetta | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. University of Melbourne. Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 1981Description: pp. 84-105.Notes: In: "The welfare stakes: strategies for Australian Social Policy. edited by Ronald Henderson Commentary by Janet BoorerAvailability: No items available

Intellectual capital : accumulation and appropriation. /

by Hunter, Laurie.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2002Description: 66 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Living on thin air : the new economy. /

by Leadbeater, Charles.

Publisher: London, U.K. Penguin Books 2000Description: xiv, 264 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-263)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Making a difference : local learning and employment networks. /

by Victorian Learning and Employment Skills Commission.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Learning and Employment Skills Commission 2003Description: iii, 21 p. : ill.Notes: May 2003 Author: Dr. Deb HullAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Managing decentralisation : a new role for labour market policy. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003Description: 369 p.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: (1)

Markets to reduce pollution : cheaper than expected /

by Daley, John | Grattan Institute | Edis, Tristan.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Grattan Institute 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Grattan Institute report : no. 2010-7.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Bibliography : 23-25Summary: Technology innovation is the key to reducing carbon emissions. Markets may not be perfect, but they are consistently effective at identifying lower cost opportunities, promoting innovation, and responding flexibly to changes. Markets are likely to deliver more innovation at lower cost than governments expect.Availability: (1)

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