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A curate's egg? : Australia's immigration and population policies. /

by Withers, Glenn.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australia and New Zealand Health Policy [electronic resource] ; 2006, : 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:26:11 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A greater Australia : population, policies and governance /

by Pincus, Jonathan (ed.) | Committee for Economic Development of Australia | Hugo, Graeme (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Committee for Economic Development of Australia 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Immigration brings advantages, but it also carries or accentuates some problems - like crowding in the capital cities. Australians can gain from moderate levels of immigration that are supported by good settlement arrangements, and by an adaptable suite of good social, environmental and economic policies - policies that are desirable, whatever the level of immigration, and whatever the size of the population. Fears of crowded Australian communities reflect fears of poor policies, since there are many examples of countries and communities that have prospered with large populations and high population growth rates. The more flexible and adaptable the economy, and the better our government policy settings, then the more likely the benefits of immigration will spread widely throughout the Australian population. Moreover, there needs to be a feedback loop - if the Australian political system can cope well with the growth in population, then a larger population becomes more desirable. However, if the political system cannot cope well with a growing population, as has been widely asserted recently, then the rate of immigration should be lower. The 'barriers' to improved wellbeing arise mainly from policy and institutional restrictions, and not, in particular, from deficient water volumes or any insoluble problems of infrastructure provision. In particular, if we price infrastructure services fairly and efficiently, and facilitate the appropriate investment and associated finance, we can sustain and increase the average living standards of Australians.Availability: (1)

A Low carbon and resilient urban future : a discussion paper on an integrated approach to planning for climate change /

by Norman, Barbara | Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Publisher: Barton, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010 Bibliography : 51-56Summary: This discussion paper raises issues about the challenges of increasing urbanisation and climate change, and seeks to present a more strategic approach to settlement planning in Australia for climate change. It focuses on cities and explores the issues and the barriers to change. The impacts of urbanisation and climate change bring with them opportunities to rethink how we can manage future urban growth.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A new paradigm of international migration : implications for migration policy and planning for Australia. /

by Hugo, Graeme.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Information and Research Services, Department of the Parliamentary Library 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A report on the World Population Conference and Tribune held in Bucharest, Romania from 19th to 30th August, 1974 /

by Hollingworth, Peter [John] | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1974Description: 22 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: An address to the Annual General Meeting of the Family Planning Association - 30th September, 1974Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A resilient future for Northern Australia ? : people, economics and policy. /

by Gerritsen, Rolf.

Publisher: Casuarina, N.T. unpublished 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:32:48 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A snapshot of early childhood development in Australia : Australia Early Development Index (AEDI) National Report 2009 /

by Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Centre for Community Child Health 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Re-issueSummary: In 2009, the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) was completed nationwide for the first time. Between 1 May and 31 July, information was collected on 261,203 children (97.5 per cent of the estimated national five-year-old population). ; The AEDI is a population measure of children's development in communities across Australia. ; The AEDI gives us a national picture of children's health and development 'a first for Australia'. The results pinpoint strengths in the community as well as what can be improved.Availability: (1)

Ageing in the twenty-first century : a celebration and a challenge /

by Guzm n, Jos Miguel | United Nations Population Fund | Pawliczko, Ann | Beales, Sylvia | Till, Celia | Voelcker, Ina.

Publisher: New York, NY United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and HelpAge International 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 184-190Summary: This report analyses the current situation of older persons and reviews progress in policies and actions taken by governments and other stakeholders since the Second World Assembly on Ageing in implementing the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing to respond to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing world. It provides many inspiring examples of innovative programmes that successfully address ageing issues and the concerns of older persons. The report identifies gaps and provides recommendations for the way forward to ensure a society for all ages in which both young and old are given the opportunity to contribute to development and share in its benefits. A unique feature of the report is a focus on the voices of older persons themselves, captured through consultations with older men and women around the world. The report, which is the product of a collaboration of over twenty United Nations entities and major international organizations working in the area of population ageing, shows that important progress has been made by many countries in adopting new policies, strategies, plans and laws on ageing, but that much more needs to be done to fully implement the Madrid Plan and fulfil the potential of our ageing world.Availability: (1)

Annual report /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Australia. Productivity Commission Online Access: Website | Annual report : 2017-18 Notes: Most recent report available as PDF.Summary: The Productivity Commission Annual Report provides details of the Commission's operations and reflects on current research activities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's aged population : a social report 1999. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 4109.0 1999Description: PDF.Summary: "Presents information about people aged 65 and over living in Australia. The major themes covered in this report include: population distribution and growth; living arrangements and care; health and disability; housing; transport; use of technology; crime and safety; employment, income and financial security; and social participation. Data in each chapter are presented in tabular, graphic and textual form." -- ABS website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian demographic statistics /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 3101.0 2010Description: HTML.Notes: 1993 ; 1994 ; 1995 ; 1996 ; 1997 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006 ; 2007 ; 2008 ; 2009 ; 2010 ; 2011Summary: "Quarterly estimates of total population for states, territories and Australia. Includes the most recent estimates of the population in five-year age groups; numbers (and some rates) of births, deaths, infant deaths, interstate and overseas movements. Quarterly and/or annual time series tables throughout. Also includes projected resident populations, projected population in households, projected number of households and projected average household size for states, territories and Australia." -- ABS website.Availability: No items available

Beyond the suburbs : population change in the major exurban regions of Australia. /

by McKenzie, Fiona.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1996Description: xiv, 78 p. : ill., maps.Notes: Cat. No. 9605711 "This report was prepared for the Bureau of Immigration, Multicultural and Population Research, whose work has now been absorbed into the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs"-- inside cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-78)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Demographic trends and outlook for the inner urban region of Melbourne: (paper presented to: Families and children in the inner urban region of Melbourne: towards 2000). /

by Sams, Dennis.

Publisher: 1989Description: 49 p. Includes bibliography.Notes: Based on forecasts produced by Dept. of Management and Budget, July 1988 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economic impacts of migration and population growth. /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Productivity Commission 2006Description: xxxi, 319 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2006 Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-319)Summary: "Migration has been an important influence on Australian society and the economy affecting the size, composition and geographic location of the population and workforce. Recent changes to Australia's migration program include a greater emphasis on skills, increased numbers of temporary immigrants, and more diversification in the country of origin. The number of Australians leaving this country, permanently and long term, has risen markedly in recent years. But the number has been considerably smaller than those coming to Australia. Economic effects of migration arise from demographic and labour market differences between migrants and the Australian-born population, and from migration-induced changes to population growth. However, the Commission considers it unlikely that migration will have a substantial impact on income per capita and productivity because the annual flow of migrants is small relative to the stock of workers and population migrants are not very different in relevant respects from the Australian-born population and, over time, the differences become smaller. Some effects of migration are more amenable to measurement and estimation than others. Effects that cannot be reliably measured or estimated might still be significant. Positive effects from additional skilled migrants arise from higher participation rates, slightly higher hours worked per worker and the up-skilling of the workforce. Some of the economy-wide consequences lower per capita income, such as capital dilution and a decline in the terms of trade. The overall economic effect of migration appears to be positive but small, consistent with previous Australian and overseas studies. In terms of the selection criteria of the Migration Program the greater emphasis on skills has been associated with better labour market outcomes for immigrants English language proficiency stands out as a key factor determining the ease of settlement and labour market success of immigrants." -- [Publisher website]; "The Australian Government has asked the Commission to examine the impacts of migration and population growth on Australia s productivity and economic growth. The Commission has been requested to report on: the nature of international migration flows; the impact of migration, particularly skilled migration, on the labour force; the effects of migration and population growth on productivity and economic growth; legislative and other impediments preventing Australia from realising productivity gains from migration and population growth." --Overview.Availability: (1)

Emigration 2007-2009 Australia . /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Publisher: Belconnen, A.C.T. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 2008Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Exploring economism in migration policy and research /

by Boese, Martina | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. The Future of Sociology. (2009 : Canberra, A.C.T.) INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Stating the need for immigration and pointing to its benefits for the receiving country is a known strategy in political discourse to encourage public support of increased immigration targets or liberalised immigration. The economic benefits of migration have traditionally served as a counterargument against political fears of xenophobia in many European countries, and in Australia, they have helped to replace an immigration policy based on exclusion. Needs and benefits are usually described in relation to the host economy, more specifically the labour market and income through tax. The language of needs and cost-benefits which has become normalised in immigration policy in Australia as well as internationally is however not restricted to the policy sphere. It extends into the area of research on immigration and settlement. ; This paper will first discuss the economic rationales underpinning Australian immigration policy with a particular focus on regional settlement policies before exploring manifestations of economism in analyses of migration and reflecting on implications for the sociological analysis of migration. The paper is based on a literature and policy review for a new Australian Research Council Linkage project on migrants and refugees' settlement in rural and regional Australia.Availability: (1)

Global population ageing : peril or promise? /

by Global Agenda Council on Ageing Society.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland World Economic Forum 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references Includes appendices Contents: Chapter 7 : Social Capital, Lifelong Learning and Social Innovation / Simon Biggs, Laura Carstensen and Paul Hogan Chapter 9 : Organizational Adaptation and Human Resource Needs for an Ageing Population / Atsushi Seike, Simon Biggs and Leisa SargentSummary: In a world in which much change is unpredictable and immediate, global ageing - the unprecedented increase in global population over the age of 60 - is a highly foreseeable long-term trend. It is also, of all global issues, one of the most amenable to risk management in terms ofidentification, measurement and mitigation of possible consequences. Yet, ageing is widely seen as one of the most significant risks to global prosperity in the decades ahead because of its potentially profound economic, social and political implications.Availability: (1)

Going for growth /

by Straw, Will (ed.) | Institute for Public Policy Research.

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research, Left Foot Forward and Ebert Stiftung 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contributors: Philippe Legrain, Duncan Weldon, Gustav Horn, Richard Seline, Charles Leadbeater, Kitty Ussher, Adam Lent, Gerald Holtham, Andy Westwood, Stian Westlake, Anna Turley, Tony DolphinSummary: Going for growth is a new collection of essays published jointly by ippr, Left Foot Forward and German think-tank Friedrich Ebert Stiftung - an esteemed collection of authors includes ippr's senior economist Tony Dolphin, NEE panel member Charles Leadbeater, NEE collaborator Adam Lent and former ippr director Gerald Holtham. The book's focus is the role of smart government in creating the conditions for growth, and therefore jobs.Availability: (1)

How to avoid a pension crisis : a question of intelligent system design /

by Cigno, Alessandro | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Conventional pension systems suffer from a design defect which makes them financially unsustainable, and a source of inefficiency for the economy as a whole. The paper outlines a second-best policy which includes a public pension system made up of two parallel schemes, a Bismarckian one allowing individuals to qualify for a pension by working and paying contributions in the usual way, and an unconventional one allowing them to qualify for a pension by having children, and investing time and money in their upbringing.Availability: (1)

Human capital accumulation : education and immigration. /

by Chapman, Bruce | Withers, Glenn.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Graduate Program in Public Policy, Australian National University 2001Description: 28 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2001 Includes bibliographical references Website : (1)

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