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DEWR's oversight of Job Network services to job seekers : Department of Employment and Workplace Relations : Centrelink. /

by Australia. Australian National Audit Office.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National Audit Office 2005Description: 199 p.Notes: 2004-2005Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Disability 2010-11 : comparing performance across Australia : report to the Council of Australian Governments /

by McClintock, Paul | COAG Reform Council.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. COAG Reform Council 2012Description: xviii, 64 p. : ill.Other title: National Disability Agreement 2010-11.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 30 April 2012 PDF and catalogue record are of full report only Chairman: Paul McClintock. Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This is the third COAG Reform Council report assessing progress under COAG's National Disability Agreement. The council found that people with disability still faced barriers to realising their potential to participate in employment or social activities. In the national labour force, for example, participation rates for people with disability remained significantly lower than for people without disability. ; Contents: V. 1. Report -- v. 2. Comparing performance across Australia : statistical supplement [National agreement performance information 2010-11 : National Disability Agreement / Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision] (December 2011).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Education 2011 : comparing performance across Australia /

by COAG Reform Council.

Publisher: Sydney COAG Reform Council 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 28 September Report to the Council of Australian Governments Includes AppendicesAvailability: (1)

Education at a glance : analysis /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1996Description: 75 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Education at a glance : economic indicators /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1996Description: 396 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Education at a glance 1998 : OECD indicators /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1998Description: 432 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Educational performance among school students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. /

by Zappala, Gianni | The Smith Family | Considine, Gillian.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. The Smith Family 2001Description: v, 19 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: January 2001 Website : http://www.smithfamily.org.auSummary: The relationship between family socioeconomic status (SES) and the academic performance of children is well established in sociological research. A neglected dimension, however, are the factors that may influence educational outcomes within particular SES bands. This paper presents data on the educational performance of children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds and examines its variation as affected by traditional measures of SES as well as a range of other family, individual and contextual factors. This paper presents new data on a sample of over 3,000 students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds (students on The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program in 1999) to estimate the extent of socioeconomic, family, individual and contextual factors on school educational performance. Results obtained using binomial logistic regression techniques indicate that sex, unexplained absences, parental educational attainment, housing type, and student age are all statistically significant variables and predictors of academic performance. In contrast, ethnicity, family structure, the main source of family income, and geographical location do not significantly predict outcomes in school performance once other factors are controlled for. The finding that even within a group with considerable financial disadvantage, socioeconomic status as reflected by the level of parental education, was a key predictor of student academic achievement raises several policy implications. In brief, it supports the notion that the ‘social’ and the ‘economic’ components of the socioeconomic status equation may have distinct and separate influences on educational outcomes. While financial assistance to schools and families in need is important, policies and programs that also assist low-income parent/s in providing appropriate psychological and educational support for their children should also be promoted. Furthermore, in contrast to much publicised recent research and media comments on the negative effects of one-parent families on children, the findings do not support such a conclusion. Neither do the findings support the argument that one parent households may have relatively more detrimental effects on boys than girls. Consistent with other studies, however, the findings do confirm the existence of a significant gender gap in educational achievement among students from low socioeconomic status. The lack of significance of both ethnicity and geographical location once other factors are controlled for suggests that the current policy focus on boys’ behavioural problems is perhaps warranted. Finally, while geographical location was not a significant predictor of academic achievement, whether children live in private or public housing was found to be significant even after controlling for other factors. The significance of housing suggests that approaches to addressing disadvantage that are neighbourhood based should be encouraged. Availability: (1)

Healthcare 2010-11 : comparing performance across Australia : report to the Council of Australian Governments /

by McClintock, Paul | COAG Reform Council.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. COAG Reform Council 2012Description: xl, 139 p. : ill.Other title: Health care 2010-11.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 30 April 2012 PDF is of full report only Chairman: Paul McClintock. Includes bibliographical references.Summary: This is the third Reform Council's report assessing progress under COAG?s National Healthcare Agreement. One of the key findings from the report was that while there has been progress in improving hospital care, it?s not consistent across Australia. For example, elective surgery waiting times have improved in a number of jurisdictions, but some of the states with larger populations are lagging. The report also finds that health outcomes are still not equal for all Australians. For example, more people delayed seeing a GP due to cost, and a quarter of people report financial barriers to seeing a dentist.Availability: (1)

Performance indicators : at the cutting edge. /

by Guthrie, James.

Publisher: 1992Description: p. 50.1 - 50.7.Notes: Rec. no for book B4654 Conference paper from International Conference on 'Evaluation : Making it Work'. All papers from this conference have the same ID : INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Evaluation : Making it Work (1992 : Melbourne). indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Performance related pay. /

by Booth, Alison L | Frank, Jeff.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University 1997Description: 24 p. ; 21 cm.Notes: April 1997Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Personal performance contracts : the key to job success. /

by Fritz, Roger.

Publisher: Los Altos, CA Crisp Publications 1987Description: 68 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The limits of nonprofit impact : a contingency framework for measuring social performance /

by Ebrahim, Alnoor | Harvard Business School | Rangan, V. Kasturi.

Publisher: Boston, MA Harvard Business School 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Harvard University. Harvard Business School working paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010 Bibliography : p. 38-48Summary: Leaders of organizations in the social sector are under growing pressure to demonstrate their impacts on pressing societal problems such as global poverty. We review the debates around performance and impact, drawing on three literatures: strategic philanthropy, nonprofit management, and international development. We then develop a contingency framework for measuring results, suggesting that some organizations should measure long-term impacts, while others should focus on shorter-term outputs and outcomes. In closing, we discuss the implications of our analysis for future research on performance management.Availability: (1)

The planning of aged care : Department of Health and Aged Care. /

by Australian National Audit Office.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.http://www.anao.gov.au 1998Description: 100 p. : ill., map + appendices.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Audit team: Len Crossfield et al.: --P. 4. http://www.anao.gov.auAvailability: (1)

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