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'For all our children' : report of the independent inquiry into the provision of universal access to high quality preschool education /

by Walker, Kathy | Australian Education Union.

Publisher: Southbank, Vic. Australian Education Union 2004Description: 74 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 65 Includes appendicesSummary: As a relatively wealthy country, Australia is one of the four lowest spending of 36 countries on preschool education for children aged three years and over. The Commonwealth government provides assistance to all other sectors of education, but since 1985 has provided no support to preschools. This national under-resourcing of preschool education underpins many of the barriers that currently prevent universal access to high quality preschool education. Within it, different systems are providing different levels of commitment to preschool education, leading to inequities in the cost to parents and the level of support and resources provided to services. The AEU initiated this independent inquiry because of our concern about the children who continue to miss out on such access. The inquiry is underpinned by a commitment to equity and the belief that all children in Australia should have access to a high quality free public preschool education.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'Living on the poverty line: a study of changes in income and expenditure among low income families' / Jenny Trethwey (BSL)

by Trethewey, Jenny | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 1986Description: 9 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: This paper describes the Brotherhood of St Laurence's year-long study of fifty low income families' income and expenditure patterns. It presents the major findings of the study's first six months of data collection, July-December 1985. These findings describe the families' expenditure priorities and the effects on adults and children of not having enough money to meet their needs.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

'Nowhere to go and all me life to get there': adolescents in the Family Centre Project. /

by Mowat, John.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1975Description: 22p.Other title: Adolescents in the Family Centre Project.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 2 copiesSummary: BSL Family Project Discussion paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

'On your own two feet' : a follow-up study of the original 60 families in the Family Centre Project. /

by Williams, Shirlee.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1981Description: 117 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1). Checked out (1).

'Stop saying education is free' : a qualitative investigation into voluntary contributions and compulsory fees in Victorian public secondary schools /

by McCaughey, Nathalie | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Monash University 2004Description: 111 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references and appendices.Summary: This paper considers the current ways in which public secondary schools raise private funds in the form of voluntary contributions and compulsory curriculum charges from parents.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

'The no-collar workers': a study of the work patterns of the members of the Family Centre Project. /

by Salmon, Jan | Brown, Jill.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1975Description: 42p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"Does camping count?" : Children's experiences of homelessness : final report /

by Kirkman, Maggie | University of Melbourne. Key Centre for Women's Health in ociety | Keys, Deborah | Turner, Alina | Bodzak, Daria.

Publisher: Blackburn, Vic. Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory, Melbourne 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2009 Report of research conducted by the Key Centre for Women's Health in Society at the University of Melbourne, commissioned by The Salvation Army Melbourne Central Division Research and Advocacy Fund, in partnership with the Council to Homeless Persons, Melbourne Citymission, and the Family Access Network. Bibliography : p. 61-64Summary: In Victoria, children constitute a third of people attending homelessness services. This research aimed to gain insight into the homelessness experience of children accommodated in transitional support services in an urban setting. It is the first major investigation of children's perspectives on the experience of homelessness in Victoria.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"When the pressure is really on": the interim report of the income expenditure study : study of changes in income and expenditure among low income families /

by Trethewey, Jenny.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1986Description: 81 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: The release of this interim report coincides with the 1986/87 Federal Budget. A decline in our national income created by serious trade problems had led the Prime Minister to appeal to all Australians to accept a lower standard of living. Pressure to reduce government spending has intensified with pressure to cut welfare programmes. The Brotherhood of St Laurence has informed the Prime Minister of the serious consequences of these proposals. The preliminary interim findings of a research study on fifty families who are reliant on either a social security income or low wages exemplifies the impact of welfare cuts on poor people. This report describes what it means to be an Australian family living on a low income. In so doing, this report shows that these Australian families just cannot reduce their standard of living any further. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A bit of a struggle: coping with family life in Australia. /

by McCaughey, Jean.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. McPhee Gribble/Penguin 1987Description: 235 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A framework for assessing poverty, disadvantage and low capabilities in Australia /

by Headey, Bruce | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2006Description: PDF.Other title: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A framework for understanding poverty. /

by Payne, Ruby K.

Edition: 4th rev. ed.Publisher: Moorabbin, Vic. Hawker Brownlow Education 2009Description: 199 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A minimum income standard for the UK in 2010 /

by Davis, Abigail | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Hirsch, Donald | Smith, Noel.

Publisher: London, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: 27 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010 Bibliography : p. 25Summary: JRF's annual update, based on what members of the public think people need to achieve a socially acceptable standard of living. Over time, changes in prices alter the cost of a minimum standard of living, and changes in social norms will change the 'minimum' that is required. This study considers both of these elements, and updates the budgets to April 2010. ; The study reveals: what different family types need to earn to meet the minimum income standard; how much the cost of a minimum household budget has risen over the last decade and since the recession; the effect of tax allowances and tax credit thresholds, and how the recent Budget announcements could affect people on low incomes. ; This research shows that, despite the recession, members of the public involved in this research still believe that as a minimum, people need things that allow them to participate in society.Availability: (1)

A minimum income standard for the UK in 2011 /

by Hirsch, Donald | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: London, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2011 Bibliography : p. 22Summary: This report is JRF's annual update of the 'minimum income standard', based on what members of the public think people need to achieve a socially acceptable standard of living. The 2011 figures reflect price increases and the effect of changing tax and benefit rates.Availability: (1)

A safety net that helps build fulfilling lives : an overview of the thinking of the Brotherhood of St Laurence for the Reference Group on Welfare Reform /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2000Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2000 Includes bibliographic references pp. 6-7Summary: The Reference Group on Welfare Reform has agreed to provide strategies to the Government that 'reduce or prevent welfare dependency': that is, strategies that will reduce the extent to which Australians of work force age have to rely uponthe income security system.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

A stronger, fairer Australia /

by Australia. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. ustralian Social Inclusion Unit.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2009Description: 86 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography p. 82-86Summary: Despite the high levels of economic growth recorded in Australia over the last decade, too many Australians are still excluded from the opportunities they need to create the life they want. They can be trapped in a spiral of disadvantage caused by family circumstances, low expectations, community poverty, lack of suitable and affordable housing, illness or discrimination often leading to early school leaving, long-term unemployment and chronic ill-health. The Australian Government, assisted by the Social Inclusion Board, has developed a set of principles to guide governments, businesses, community organisations and individuals as they formulate social inclusion programs.Our social inclusion priorities have been selected by using evidence about the causes and consequences of social and economic disadvantage. These priorities, where disadvantage is often a result of multiple, complex and interconnected barriers to participation, are: targeting jobless families with children to increase work opportunities, improve parenting and build capacity; improving the life chances of children at greatest risk of long term disadvantage;reduce the incidence of homelessness; improving outcomes for people living with disability or mental illness and their carers; closing the gap for Indigenous Australians; and breaking the cycle of entrenched and multiple disadvantage in particular neighbourhoods and communities.Availability: (1)
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A study of the development of consumer participation in the Family Centre Project : a demonstration anti-poverty program of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence [Thesis] / Concetta (Connie) Benn

by Benn, Concetta (Connie).

Publisher: [Parkville, Victoria] University of Melbourne 1977Description: x, 489 p.Other title: Participation by the poor.Online Access: Title page and contents list only Notes: Cover title: "Participation by the poor". A thesis submitted for examination for the degree of Master of Arts in the University of Melbourne. May 1977Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Action for family planning / a proposal by the Brotherhood of St Laurence

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1970Description: 31 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Addressing barriers for jobless families /

by Australian Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Social Inclusion Board 2011Description: 58 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography : p. 57-58Summary: This report presents an overview of jobless families in Australia. In June 2010 there were 310,000 jobless families with children under 15 years in Australia and 580,000 children under 15 living in jobless families. Compared with other OECD countries, Australia has a relatively high rate of children living in jobless families. In 2007, according to the latest available international comparisons, Australia had the fourth highest rate of children living in jobless families within the OECD.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An inclusive system of parental support : submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into paid maternity, paternity and parental leave /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2008 Bibliography p. 6Summary: A well-designed system of paid maternity, paternity and parental leave contributes to social inclusion, a priority of the new Australian Government. There is a need to recognise the value of care, and its important impact on children's development. It is also important to promote female workforce participation, because this has positive impacts on the individual, families and on society. The challenges of the ageing of the population also make it an economic imperative to improve the human capital of the entire workforce and increase female workforce participation.Availability: (1)

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