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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: 'http://www.sisr.net/apo/withers.pdf' 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 picture of the nation : the statistician's report on the 2006 Census, 2006 /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Catalogue no. 2070.0 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Census of Population and Housing 2006.Summary: "The Statistician's Report analyses information collected in the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. It also incorporates information from previous censuses in some instances going back as far as 1911. It presents stories about contemporary society and trends that affect the lives of Australian people. Drawing on the rich variety of topics covered by the census and looking across different geographic areas and population groups, this report showcases the many strengths of census data." -- ABS websiteAvailability: No items available

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 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)

Australia's immigration revolution /

by Markus, Andrew | Jupp, James | McDonald, Peter.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2009Description: xix, 172 p.Summary: In 2006 Australia's population was 20.7 million. It is projected to reach 23 million in 2014. What is driving this rapid population growth, and how is the Rudd government dealing with immigration at a time of recession? The diversification of the immigration intake over the last 50 years, from the British Isles to Europe and Asia, is widely recognised. But there is less understanding of the development of Australia's temporary program, which since 2000 is the major component of the immigration intake. Similarly, the development of the global labour market and the impact of this on immigrants have not entered Australian consciousness. The lack of attention to these developments stands in marked contrast to the heated controversies sparked by the arrival by boat of small numbers of asylum seekers. Written by three leading researchers, with its analysis located in historical and international contexts, Australia's Immigration Revolution explains developments of national importance - including ground breaking explorations of ethnic concentration and public opinion.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

Census of population and housing : community profiles, Australia, 1996. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 2020.0 1998Description: HTML.Summary: "Comprises key census data for all standard census geographic areas from Collection District (CD) to total Australia. Each Community Profile is a set of tables containing key census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings covering most topics on the census form. Explanatory notes and footnotes are included with each Community Profile. The Basic Community Profile provides 32 tables for all census areas from CD to total Australia. The Time Series Community Profile provides 21 tables from the Basic Profile comparing data from the 1986, 1991 and 1996 Censuses where the classifications are comparable. It is available for Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) and aggregates of SLAs. The Usual Residents Profile provides 25 tables based on the usual residents of SLAs. The Expanded Community Profile provides 38 tables, available for SLAs and larger areas, comprising more detailed versions of some of the Basic Profile Tables, plus new tables. The Working Population Profile provides 17 tables of labour force and related data on the characteristics of people who work in SLAs within the journey to work study areas - usually capital cities. The Indigenous Profile provides data on Indigenous people in 29 tables based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Regions, Indigenous Locations and Indigenous Areas." -- [Publisher website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Complete set of social atlases /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008Description: HTML.Other title: Social atlas.Summary: "The Social Atlas series consists of a separate publication for each state and territory that presents colour maps that highlight key characteristics of the population in each capital city and selected regional areas. The maps depict social, economic and housing characteristics based on data collected in the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. This information shows the diversity that exists across Australia's cities and regional centres. The maps are easy to interpret as the distribution of the data are represented by different colours and shading. Brief commentary explaining the main features and characteristics also accompany each map. To provide some consistency between atlases, each publication includes a common set of maps for the capital city areas covering topics such as population, cultural diversity, education, labour force, income, families, households and dwellings. Also, each Social Atlas includes additional maps that highlight any unique attributes pertaining to the particular capital city. A smaller selection of maps are included for the selected regional centres and these vary from Atlas to Atlas." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating effective local labour markets : a new framework for regional employment policy /

by Cook, Beth | Mitchell, William | Quirk, Victor | Watts, Martin.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: (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)

Immigration : taking a long view /

by Viviani, Nancy | Asialink.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Asialink, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne 2010Description: PDF.Other title: The Asialink Essays 2010 ; volume 2 no. 2.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 9 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper addresses the "Big Country" immigration debate. It argues that we haven't thought enough about the social and economic impact of the latest anticipated increases in immigration, - the "explosive" mix created when a relatively low skilled local population comes under pressure from high levels of more skilled migration. Treasury, Viviani says, thinks it is cheaper to free-ride on the educational investments by other countries in our migrants, while failing to properly build our own skill-levels.Availability: (1)

Immigration and the regions : taking regional Australia seriously. /

by Withers, Glenn | Powall, Marion.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Chifley Research Centre 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.chifley.org.au/publications/immigration_and_the_regions_25_sept_03.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:35 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Indicators of Australia's welfare : development and discussion. /

by Bricknell, Samantha | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare | Fortune, Nicola | Madden, Ros.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2004Description: xiii, 121 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2004 Bibliography: p. 109-121 Link to online PDFAvailability: (1)

Innovation, technology diffusion and poverty traps: the role of valuable skills /

by Messinis, George | Victoria University of Technology. Centre for Strategic conomic Studies | Ahmed, Abdullahi D.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria University of Technology. Centre for Strategic Economic Studies 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Victoria University of Technology. Centre for Strategic.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 Bibliography : p. 22-25Summary: This paper develops a new index of human capital that measures cognitive skills employed by the adult population in seventy nations during 1970-2003. The index is compared to existing measures of human capital in the Benhabib and Spiegel (2005) model. Analysis goes beyond the Cobb-Douglas production function. The evidence shows that (i) the new index best explains trends in technology growth; (ii) the skills-education deficit has increased in Africa and advanced OECD countries; (iii) the number of countries in poverty traps has risen; and (iv) valuable skills impact most on innovation when physical capital and skills are complementary. The results suggest that public policy ought to pay more attention to the employability of skills.Availability: (1)

Melbourne : a social atlas, 2006 /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008Description: HTML.Notes: 1996 ; 2001 ; 2006Summary: "The Social Atlas series consists of a separate publication for each state and territory that presents colour maps that highlight key characteristics of the population in each capital city and selected regional areas. The maps depict social, economic and housing characteristics based on data collected in the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. This information shows the diversity that exists across Australia's cities and regional centres. The maps are easy to interpret as the distribution of the data are represented by different colours and shading. Brief commentary explaining the main features and characteristics also accompany each map. To provide some consistency between atlases, each publication includes a common set of maps for the capital city areas covering topics such as population, cultural diversity, education, labour force, income, families, households and dwellings. Also, each Social Atlas includes additional maps that highlight any unique attributes pertaining to the particular capital city. A smaller selection of maps are included for the selected regional centres and these vary from Atlas to Atlas." -- Publisher website.Availability: No items available

Multiculturalism and integration : a harmonious relationship /

by Clyne, Michael (ed.) | Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia | Jupp, James (ed.).

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. ANU E Press 2011Description: xxiii, 228 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Multiculturalism has been the official policy of all Australian governments (Commonwealth and State) since the 1970s. It has recently been criticised, both in Australia and elsewhere. Integration has been suggested as a better term and policy. Critics suggest it is a reversion to assimilation. However integration has not been rigorously defined and may simply be another form of multiculturalism, which the authors believe to have been vital in sustaining social harmony.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Overloading Australia : how governments and media dither and deny on population /

by O'Connor, Mark | Lines, William J.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Canterbury, N.S.W. Envirobook 2010Description: vi, 241 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Greenhouse gases going up. Oil and gas depleting. House prices exploding. Overloading Australia explains why -- and how to stop it. The press of numbers on this continent affects us all - those living, as well as those yet to be born.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

People and the planet /

by Royal Society (Great Britain).

Publisher: London, U.K. The Royal Society 2012Description: PDF.Other title: The Royal Society Science Policy Centre report 01/12.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2012 Includes references p. 107Summary: This report gives an overview of how global population and consumption are linked, and the implications for a finite planet.Availability: (1)

People of Australia : statistics from the 2006 census. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2008Description: PDF.Summary: "The People of Australia is a major compilation of statistics on birthplace, language, religion and ancestry from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. This publication has gone to considerable lengths to create a data source which is unique, accurate, detailed and comprehensive. Some of the features of this publication include: > Age-gender profiles for the most common birthplace, language and ancestry groups in Australia showing the diverse structure of our population. > Detailed ancestry data by birthplace of parents, giving a clearer picture of the extent of our migrant communities. > English language competency by age, presenting the differing levels of English language competency amongst different language and age groups." -- PublicationAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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