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A place in the sun : re-creating the Australian way of life. /

by Cope, Bill | Kalantzis, Mary.

Publisher: Pymble, N.S.W. HarperCollins 2000Description: 389 p.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dementia risk reduction : a practical guide for health and lifestyle professionals /

by Farrow, Maree | Alzheimer's Australia.

Publisher: Scullin, A.C.T. Alzheimer's Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010Summary: This guide provides information for health and lifestyle professionals about modifiable risk and protective factors for dementia. Each section explains the evidence for the association of that factor with dementia risk and provides a practical guide to the resources available to health and lifestyle professionals to assist them to work with their clients to address factors of concern. Where possible, hyperlinks are provided to those resources. The guide aims to provide health and lifestyle professionals with a quick reference source to enable them to offer strategies to clients for maintaining their cognitive health and reducing their dementia risk. As many of the risk factors for dementia overlap with those for other chronic conditions that can be addressed by preventative health, the guide draws on existing guidelines and resources, and provides links to these.Availability: (1)

Determining priorities for research in ageing : a community survey. /

by Byles, Julie | Parkinson, Lynne | Nair, Balakrishnan (Kichu).

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

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)

Overconsumption in Britain : a culture of middle-class complaint? /

by Hamilton, Clive.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Australian Institute 2003Description: PDF.Notes: Library also holds print copySummary: In the United Kingdom, a high proportion of citizens feel that their incomes are inadequate to buy everything they really need. A companion study to Discussion Paper 49, "Overconsumption in Australia : the rise of the middle-class battler" by Clive Hamilton (B11233).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Polluted time /

by Fear, Josh | Australia Institute.

Publisher: Bruce, A.C.T. Australia Institute Nov 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In the modern, technology-driven work environment, it is now possible to dictate what employees do when they are outside the workplace as well as in it. While one's 'free' time should normally be free of work demands, the ability to contact someone at any hour of the day by email or telephone often means that it is often interrupted by work. These new demands on non-work time via technology represent a form of soft control over workers and a new frontier in unpaid overtime.Availability: (1)

Social Support Networks and subjective well-being in Queensland /

by Huang, Xianbi | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 13Summary: This paper examines discussion networks (social support networks with whom people can discuss problems), perceived social support and their associations with subjective social well-being in Queensland, Australia. Data from the Living in Queensland survey in 2008 are drawn on for empirical analysis. Main findings include: (1) Queensland people have larger discussion networks than reported in US research (comparable references are absent in previous Australian studies). (2) Respondents‟ sociodemographic characteristics are significantly associated with the size of discussion networks and the purpose of using discussion networks. (3) Role relations are linked to different kinds of social support in different domains. Kin play an extensive role in providing various social supports. (4) The use of discussion networks and the sources of perceived social support have significant associations with life satisfaction but the size of discussion networks does not. These results indicate that in Queensland kin remain the most essential providers of perceived social support and personal networks affect subjective well-being. Although the research is exploratory, it produces new empirical evidence to enrich Australia‟s social network studies. Practically it has policy implications in terms of issues of social cohesion and community engagement.Availability: (1)

The macroeconomics of down-shifting : a suitable case for modelling? /

by King, John | Wright, Max.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Post Autistic Economics Review 42 44-45 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.paecon.net/PAEReview/issue42/KingWright42.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:42:36 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The time cost of parenthood : an analysis of daily workload. /

by Craig, Lyn.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2002Description: 40 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2002 Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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