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A spatial divide : trends in the incomes and socioeconomic characteristics of regions between 1996 and 2001. /

by Lloyd, Rachel | Yap, Mandy | Harding, Ann.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Paper presented to the 28th Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association International Annual Conference, Wollongong 28 September - 1 October 2004. 2004Description: iv, 18 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 18)Availability: (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).

Communities, social capital and public policy : literature review. /

by Johnson, David | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Headey, Bruce | Jensen, Ben.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Community adversity and resilience : the distribution of social disadvantage in Victoria and New South Wales and the mediating role of social cohesion. /

by Vinson, Tony | Jesuit Social Services.

Publisher: Richmond, Melbourne Jesuit Social Services 2004Description: 90 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 30 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2004 The study provides coloured postcode maps of social disadvantage in Victoria (facing pages 45 and 47) Includes bibliographical references (p. 82-86) Includes 1 x Compact Disc which is stored in Library compactusSummary: This research report measures the concentration of disadvantage attached to postcode areas in New South Wales and Victoria. A sequel to the earlier "Unequal in life study", it shows that many of the localities which ranked highest on the disadvantage scale in 1999 reappeared in the most disadvantaged band in 2003. Tony Vinson also attempts to identify strengths of disadvantaged areas which could be promoted and fostered in order to increase social cohesion, and include some case studies of neighbourhood renewal and community strengthening.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Dropping Off the Edge : the distribution of disadvantage in Australia. /

by Vinson, Tony | Jesuit Social Services.

Publisher: Richmond, Melbourne Jesuit Social Services 2007Description: xviii, 110 p.: ill., maps col. PDF.Other title: DOTE.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Report of Jesuit Social Services and Catholic Social Services Australia. Includes bibliographical references and index. 2 copies c. 2 HIPPYSummary: "The level of social disadvantage in Australian society has been one of the hotly debated areas of social policy in recent years. The tempo of that debate will increase in the coming months, as our nation moves closer to a federal election in the second half of 2007. ; This research investigation completed by Emeritus Professor Tony Vinson on behalf of Jesuit Social Services and Catholic Social Services Australia offers documented evidence that can help ground that debate and take it beyond different political affiliations and perspectives. ; Using data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Taxation Office, Centrelink and the Australian Health Insurance Commission, and a broad range of departments from each of the state and territory governments, Professor Vinson has produced a map that can only assist federal, state and local governments to better grapple with the reality, often hidden from our eyes..."(Website)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Education for isolated children : challenging gendered and structural assumptions /

by Alston, Margaret | Kent, Jenny.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Governance models for location based initiatives /

by Australian Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Social Inclusion Board 2011Description: 66 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 63-66 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Place-based approaches to addressing disadvantage are a key element of the Australian Government's Social Inclusion Agenda. One of its six social inclusion priorities is to 'focus on the locations of greatest disadvantage by tailoring place-based approaches in partnership with the community'. In addition, its Social Inclusion Principles include an emphasis on using locational approaches. Location-based approaches are widely used overseas and increasingly in Australia. However, based on a review of the relevant literature and program evaluations and discussions with practitioners, it appears that these initiatives tend to face common problems which limit their potential. This paper argues that these problems occur partly because the problem solving approach governments typically take is not well suited to addressing entrenched, multifaceted disadvantage found in these locations. While this standard approach may work well to address less complex problems, a community development focused approach may be more successful in addressing the most entrenched location-based disadvantage.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Investing in regions : making a difference /

by Daley, John | Grattan Institute | Lancy, Annette.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Grattan Institute 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Grattan Institute report ; no. 2011-4.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Bibliography : p. 54-58Summary: In this report the authors focus on the economic development of regions, as it is the underlying health of a regions economic base that sustains jobs and other activity into the future. Generally they measure regional economic growth through growth in population, employment and average incomes.Availability: (1)

Life around here : community, work and family life in three Australian communities /

by Hand, Kelly | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Gray, Matthew | Higgins, Daryl J | Lohoar, Shaun | Deblaquiere, Julie.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2011Description: ix, 54 p. ; 30 cm.Other title: Australian Institute of Family Studies [AIFS]. Research.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2011 Includes bibliographical references (p. 53-54) Contents: Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Methodology and recruitment -- 3.Profile of suburbs -- 4. Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of participants -- 5. Participants' experiences of living in their communities -- 6. Participants' involvement in their communities and use of local services -- 7. The labour force status of participating families and the characteristics of jobless households -- 8. Factors influencing whether or not a person is in paid employment -- 9. Discussion -- Key messagesSummary: The Life Around Here Study aims to develop a picture of the lives of families experiencing economic and social disadvantage. This report focuses on experiences of community life and the factors that influence participation in paid work. The Study was conducted in the three sites trialling the Family Centred Employment Project government initiative: Broadmeadows in Melbourne, Mansfield Park in South Australia, and Carole Park in Queensland. For the study, interviews were conducted with 71 adults from 59 households in these areas, concerning how people in jobless families interact with the community, the impact of where they live on workforce participation, and the types of services and assistance that they see as being most likely to assist them to move into employment. The findings from the study suggest that participation in community life and employment are related to both local and neighbourhood factors, such as safety, services and transport, as well as factors related to individual and family-based capacities and needs.Availability: (1)

Little Australians : differences in early childhood development /

by Gong, Cathy | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | McNamara, Justine | Cassells, Rebecca.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. University of Canberra, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling 2011Description: PDF.Other title: AMP.NATSEM income and wealth report : issue 28.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2011 Bibliography : p. 20Summary: Four to five year old Australian children that are read to frequently, are in financially stable families, safe neighbourhoods, live in the city, and are female, perform better than their peers when it comes to their development, according to the latest AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report. The latest AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report: Little Australians uses data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children to measure differences in the development of Australian children aged four to five in three different domains: physical health; social and emotional functioning; and learning and cognitive development and also provides an overall development measure which incorporates all three domains.Availability: (1)

Living through change in challenging neighbourhoods : thematic analysis /

by Bashir, Nadia | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Batty, Elaine | Cole, Ian | Crisp, Richard | Flint, John.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Other title: JRF programme paper: Poverty and Place.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011Summary: The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) produced this collection of summaries as an interim output from its Poverty and Place Programme. It is based on initial analysis of Living through change in challenging neighbourhoods, a three-year research study aiming to achieve a better understanding of the respective dynamics of poverty and place. Living through change in challenging neighbourhoods is a major qualitative study of six lower income neighbourhoods in Britain. The research is being undertaken by a team from Sheffield Hallam University under the leadership of Professor Ian Cole and with support from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.Availability: (1)

Markedly socially disadvantaged localities in Australia : their nature and possible remediation /

by Vinson, Tony | Australia. Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Edition: RevisedPublisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: This is the second of a series of commissioned papers on social inclusion/exclusion, prepared for the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations by Professor Tony Vinson, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney. June 2008.Summary: Discusses the evidence for the existence of specific socially disadvantaged locations and shows that these areas are characterised by more than just economic disadvantage-social cohesion of the community is also important. The paper makes a critical point that in order for services and infrastructural interventions to be effective in the long run, they must not only be useful in their own right but simultaneously serve the end of strengthening the overall community.Availability: (2)

Microfinance and the household economy : financial inclusion, social and economic participation and material wellbeing /

by Corrie, Tanya | Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Good Shepherd Youth and Family Service 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2011 Bibliography : p. 123-126Summary: The research used a case study methodology to explore the lived experiences of 30 financially excluded individuals and families. Recruitment of participants was done through agencies in four different geographical areas nationally. The areas selected were Collingwood and surrounds in inner Melbourne, to represent an inner-urban area; outer western Sydney around Blacktown as an outer urban interface; Northern Queensland (Cairns) to ensure regional representation; and lastly the Torres Strait Islands to better understand the impact of remoteness. The research showed that microfinance enabled financial inclusion, social and economic participation and material wellbeing, and that these impacts were different for different groups. Geography played a role, with particular accessibility issues occurring in rural and remote areas. However, the case studies also made it clear that in order to have maximum impact microfinance cannot operate in a vacuum. While applying for microfinance was a fairly simple transaction for many participants, to fully allow them to set and achieve their aspirations, more than one service or policy response was needed given the complex environments they operated within.Availability: (1)

Money, money, money - is this a rich man's world? : trends in spatial income inequality, 1996 to 2001 /

by Harding, Ann | National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling | Yap, Mandy | Lloyd, Rachel.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling. University of Canberra 2004Description: PDF.Other title: AMP.NATSEM income and wealth report ; issue 8.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2004Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Older women in Australia : ageing in urban, rural and remote environments. /

by Byles, Julie | Powers, Jennifer | Chojenta, Catherine.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

Participation and governance in regional development : global trends in an Australian context. /

by Eversole, Robyn (ed.) | Martin, John (ed.).

Publisher: Aldershot, U.K. Ashgate Publishing 2005Description: viii, 304 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction: Participation and governance in regional development / Robyn Eversole and John Martin -- Part 1: Approaching regional development -- 1. Regional governance and regionalism in Australia / A.J. Brown -- 2. The insider's perspective on regional development: using the anthropological perspective / Robyn Eversole -- Part 2: Creating economic opportunities -- Introduction: Participation and governance in regional economic development / Robyn Eversole and John Martin -- 3. Governance and the performance of regional development: agencies in Australia / Andrew Beer and Alaric Maude -- 4. Looking for a C-change: factors contributing to regional development / Patrice Braun -- 5. Facilitating regional development through 'interactional infrastructure': skill development in seasonal industries / Sue Kilpatrick and Helen Bound -- Part 3: Managing national resources -- Introduction: Participation and the governance of natural resources / Robyn Eversole and John Martin -- 6. Regional delivery of natural resource management in Australia: is it democratic and does it matter? / Susan A. Moore -- 7. Participation or co-governance?: challenges for regional natural resource management / Brian Head -- 8. Questioning the potential of deliberativeness to achieve: 'acceptable' natural resource management decisions / Andrew Craig and Frank Vanclay -- Part 4: Acknowledging diversity and exclusion -- Introduction: Twin challenges - diversity and exclusion / Robyn Eversole and John Martin -- 9. Reframing issues in rural development: women's insights into sustainability and their implications for government / Helen Ross and Fiona McCartney --10. Negotiating definitions of Indigenous participation in community development / Sherry Saggers -- 11. The hidden role of gender exclusion in regional development agencies / Julie Grant and Al Rainnie --12. Drought and social exclusion / Margaret Alston -- Part 5: Linking local issues and larger contexts -- Introduction: from local issues to responsive policy - bridging the gap / Robyn Eversole and John Martin --13. Informing regional policy: using a regional atlas to develop shared understandings / Fiona McKenzie --14. Developing population strategies for Australia's 'heartland' regions / Gordon Forth and Kenneth Howell --15. Local government and governance in Victoria: challenges for community participation / Kevin O'Toole -- Conclusion: Participation and governance in regional development / Robyn Eversole and John Martin.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Planning for healthier growth : how can metropolitan strategic planning address social infrastructure gaps in middle and outer suburban Melbourne? : summary report /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 This report is based on notes taken voluntarily by Kirsten Alber, Melinda Rendina, Kimberley Bendall, Courtney Daniels, Melanie Davern and Elissa McMillan at the workshop. Bibliography : p. 14Summary: The Planning for Healthier Growth workshop was held on 14 November 2011 at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne (UoM), under the auspices of the university's Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and the Brotherhood of St Laurence?s Research and Policy Centre, and with the support of the Melbourne Engagement and Partnerships Office. These proceedings are aimed at informing and stimulating public discussion, debate and research and policy initiatives to address one of the central challenges facing contemporary Australian governments, industries and communities.Availability: (1)

Poverty rates by electorate . /

by Kryger, Tony.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2005Description: HTML.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Poverty, social exclusion and neighbourhood : studying the area bases of social exclusion. /

by Glennerster, Howard | Lupton, Ruth | Noden, Philip | Power, Anne.

Publisher: London, U.K.Website : 1999Description: 45 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Profit related loans for economically disadvantaged regions . /

by Chapman, Bruce | Simes, Ric.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:15 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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