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" ... These ought ye to have done ..." : a commentary on the church in the world today. /

by Tucker, G. [Gerard] Kennedy | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. 1963Description: 8 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: "Man's extremity is God's opportunity." We are at the extremity of our resources to save ourselves and mankind. The Church has an opportunity as never before vouchsafed to her. Given the grace to follow to its logical conclusion the Gospel we preach, we would be enabled to give the world a new hope and a new vision and those outside the Church whom we fail to attract would learn to know that the Plan laid down for the salvation of mankind, here and hereafter is the only plan that really counts. The whole future of the world depends on those who are alive today and above all on those who profess and call themselves Christians. This could be our "finest hour", It could be a second Pentecost.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"...and where are we now? : thoughts on the 2004 election." 2004 Sambell Oration / by Robert Manne

by Manne, Robert | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: 15 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: The 22nd annual Sambell Oration, Wednesday 20 October 2004 at Central Hall, Australian Catholic University, 20 Brunswick Street Fitzroy. 2 copiesSummary: Shortly after the November 2001 election I gave a talk which I called: “Where are we now?” The “we” here was deliberately ambiguous, referring both to Australia and to the kind of audience I knew would attend on that night—the left-liberal intelligentsia. When I was asked to provide a topic for tonight’s lecture, which I knew would occur shortly after the 2004 election, somewhat mischievously I suggested the title: “…And where are we now?” The “we” here has an identical ambiguity. Of course the title chosen allowed me to speak about a Labor victory if that were to occur. However as I believed it was almost certain that Labor would be defeated, I imagined that I would be speaking about the meaning of the defeat, as unhappily from my point of view I now am. For those who are enthusiastic about the victory of the Howard government I can only offer my apologies in advance. At least what follows will allow them to think about the interpretation of someone who regards the trajectory of Australia since 1996 with undisguised alarm Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

2004 Federal election : Brotherhood of St Laurence call to the parties. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: PDF; 24p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2004 Includes bibliographical references Authorised and printed by John Wilson, Executive Director.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (2).

4 classic Quarterly Essays on Australian politics. /

by Hamilton, Clive | Brett, Judith | Lohrey, Amanda | Gaita, Raimond.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Quarterly Essay 2007Description: v, 326 p.Summary: Well-known writers take the long view of Australian politics and the responses of politicians to culture. Clive Hamilton s essay about the Labor Party anticipates Kevin Rudd s moral perspective on politics. Judith Brett unpicks the Liberal Party s core appeal to voters, beginning with a Robert Menzies address to the nation and going on to John Howard s ability to practise the politics of unity. Amanda Lohrey tells the story of the Greens and their leader Bob Brown. Finally, Raimond Gaita considers the role of morality and truth in politics, in the era of the war on terror.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A decent provision : Australian welfare policy, 1870 to 1949 /

by Murphy, John.

Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK Ashgate Publishing Group 2011Description: 270 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: A Decent Provision is a narrative history of how and why Australia built a distinctive welfare regime in the period from the 1870s to 1949. At the beginning of this period, the Australian colonies were belligerently insisting they must not have a Poor Law, yet had reproduced many of the systems of charitable provision in Britain. By the start of the twentieth century, a combination of extended suffrage, basic wage regulation and the aged pension had led to a reputation as a 'social laboratory'. And yet half a century later, Australia was a 'welfare laggard' and the Labor Party's welfare state of the mid-1940s was a relatively modest and parsimonious construction. Models of welfare based on social insurance had been vigorously rejected, and the Australian system continued on a path of highly residual, targeted welfare payments. The book explains this curious and halting trajectory, showing how choices made in earlier decades constrained what could be done, and what could be imagined. Based on extensive new research from a variety of primary sources it makes a significant contribution to general historical debates, as well as to the field of comparative social policy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A new Australian consensus for the 21st century /

by Combet, Greg | University of South Australia. The Bob Hawke Prime inisterial Centre.

Publisher: Magill, S.A. University of South Australia. The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre 2006Description: HTML.Other title: Annual Hawke lecture (9th : 2006 : Adelaide, South Australia).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A no-returns tax system for Australia : some inconvenient facts /

by Davidson, Sinclair.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Agenda : a journal of policy analysis and reform; 16(4)67-82 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: It has been proposed that Australia adopt a ?no-returns? income tax system. One consequence of such a reform would be the standardisation, or even elimination, of work-related expense deductions. Using ATO data it is shown that in introducing a no-returns tax system and eliminating work-related expense deductions, the average Australian (making a claim) would save Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A platform for smart government : 2010 Victorian State Election /

by Victorian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Council of Social Service 2010Description: 61 p. : ill. maps.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Access to affordable energy and water is vital to the health and well-being of individuals and families. Yet many Victorians experience 'utilities stress' - where they can't afford to heat their homes, or must go without other essentials such as food, to pay their utilities bills. Being unable to afford the basics not only limits life but risks health and well-being, and can push households into crisis. Managing electricity and gas bills can be even more difficult for households living in poor quality rental housing, with no heating or insulation.Availability: (1)

A Tale of Two Blogospheres : Discursive Practices on the Left and Right /

by Benkler, Yochai | Harvard University. Berkman Center for Internet and Society | Shaw, Aaron.

Publisher: Boston, MA Harvard University. Berkman Center for Internet and Society 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 39-41Summary: Discussions of the political effects of the Internet and networked discourse tend to presume consistent patterns of technological adoption and use within a given society. Consistent with this assumption, previous empirical studies of the United States political blogosphere have found evidence that the left and right are relatively symmetric in terms of various forms of linking behavior despite their ideological polarizationAvailability: (1)

Aboriginal family and the state : the conditions of history /

by Babidge, Sally.

Publisher: Farnham, U.K. ; Burlington, VT. Ashgate 2010Description: xix, 269 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-264) and indexSummary: Aboriginal Family and the State examines the contemporary relations and history of Indigenous families in Australia, specifically referencing issues of government control and recent official recognition of Aboriginal 'traditional owners'. Drawing on detailed empirical research, it develops a discussion of the anthropological issues of kinship and relatedness within colonial and 'postcolonial' contexts. This volume explores the conditions affecting the formation of 'family' among indigenous people in rural northern Australia, as well as the contingencies of 'family' in the legal and political context of contemporary indigenous claims to land. With a rich discussion of the production, practice and inscription of social relations, this volume examines everyday expressions of 'family', and events such as meetings and funerals, demonstrating that kinship is formed and reformed through a complicated social practice of competing demands on identity.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Acting on conscience : how can we responsibly mix law, religion and politics? /

by Brennan, Frank.

Publisher: St. Lucia, Qld. University of Queensland Press 2006Description: viii, 267 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-259) and index.Summary: Jesuit priest, human rights lawyer and academic Frank Brennan considers what is the appropriate place of personal beliefs in Australian public life in elections, in parliament, in the courts. He concludes that since the church and the state are demonstrably no longer independent realms, there is a need to set right the parameters for religious participation in public life. He argues for the importance of individual conscience in the performance of public duties.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

After the Third Way : the future of social democracy in Europe /

by Cramme, Olaf (ed.) | Diamond, Patrick (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. I.B. Tauris 2012Description: xv, 288 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: The Guiding Purpose of Centre-Left Politics -- 1.From Fatalism to Fraternity: Governing Purpose and the Good Society / Patrick Diamond -- 2.Social Democracy in a Global Era / Luke Martell -- Policy Predicaments -- 3.Debt and Deficits: The Quest for Economic Competence / Andrew Gamble -- 4.The Mechanics of Markets: Politics, Economics and Finance / John Kay -- 5.Social Democracy at the End of the Welfare State? / Peter Taylor-Gooby -- 6.Equality, Social Trust and the Politics of Institutional Design / Bo Rothstein -- 7.Progress and Social Policy: Two-and-a-Half Cheers for Education / Lane Kenworthy -- 8.Social Cohesion, Culture Politics and the Impact of Migration / Mark Elchardus -- 9.Identity, Community and the Politics of Recognition / Michael Kenny -- Governance and Politics -- 10.The Power of European Integration: Choice and Purpose for Centre-Left Politics / Olaf Cramme -- 11.Back to the Future: Towards a Red-Green Politics / John McTernan -- 12.Globalisation Challenges to Centre-Left Internationalism / John Lloyd -- 13.The Squeezed Middle and the New Inequality / Liam Byrne -- 14.Citizen Engagement and the Quest for Solidarity / Henry Tam -- 15.Co-operation, Creativity and Equality: Key Concepts for a New Social Democratic Era / Robert Misik -- 16.Afterword: The New Social Democracy? / Patrick DiamondSummary: The social democratic parties were once the strongest political forces in Europe. Today, however, they appear disoriented and rudderless, crucially lacking the ideological, intellectual, and organizational vitality which underpinned their strength in the post-war political landscape. Electorally marginalized, seemingly ideologically exhausted, and often out-of-step with the contemporary zeitgeist, European social democracy is currently in profound need of revision and renewal - potentially its very existence as a political force is under threat. This book marks a serious attempt to forge the intellectual backbone of a renewed social democracy fit for the 21st century. Bringing together leading academics, political thinkers, and policy experts, After the Third Way offers a new and original perspective on ideological and policy innovation, and will be invaluable reading for anyone interested in the future of social democracy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

American hegemony : a dangerous aspiration. /

by Richardson, James L.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Department of International Relations. Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Applying social science : the role of social research in politics, policy and practice /

by Byrne, David.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2011Description: iv, 234 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: In complex contemporary societies social science has become increasingly interwoven into the whole fabric of governance. At the same time there is an increasing recognition that attempts to understand the social world which seek to mimic the linear approaches of the conventional 'hard sciences' are mostly useless given the complex systems character of society in all its aspects. This book draws on a synthesis of critical realism and complexity theory to examine how social science is applied now and how it might be applied in the future in relation to social transformation in a time of crisis. A central argument is that there is no such thing as a 'pure' science of the social and that a recognition of the inevitability of application imposes obligations on social scientists wherever they work which challenge the passivity of most in the face of inequality and injustice.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Aspirational voters and the 2004 federal election . /

by Manning, Haydon.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Review of Public Affairs 2005Description: HTML.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australasian Political Studies Association (APSA) Annual Conference 24th-26th September 2007, Monash University . /

by Australasian Political Studies Association.

Publisher: [2007]Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://arts.monash.edu.au/psi/news-and-events/apsa/' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:08 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia 2020 summit

by Australia. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Publisher: Barton, A.C.T. The Department 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.australia2020.gov.au/docs/final_report/2020_summit_report_full.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:50:57 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: 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).

Australia's welfare wars : the players, the politics and the ideologies. /

by Mendes, Philip.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2003Description: viii, 219 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Australia's welfare wars revisited : the players, the politics and the ideologies. / Mendes, Philip.

by Mendes, Philip.

Edition: Rev. ed.Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2008Description: xi, 320 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 278-313) and index. missing 13 January 2009 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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