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2009 global assessment report on disaster risk reduction /

by United Nations.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Risk and poverty in a changing climate.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Report is the first biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction prepared in context of the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). The ISDR, launched in 2000, provides a framework to coordinate actions to address disaster risks at the local, national, regional and international levels. The Hyogo Framework for Action for Action 2005-2015 (HFA), endorsed by 168 UN member states at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan in 2005, urges all countries to make major efforts to reduce their disaster risk by 2015.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A climate of suffering : the real costs of living with inaction on climate change : Mental health and community wellbeing in the wake of extreme weather /

by Climate Institute.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Climate Institute 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 27-28Summary: This report addresses a big gap in the current public debate about climate change and how we should respond to it. There has been much legitimate concern about economic consequences and the risks to property, jobs and export earnings, but there has been a failure to discuss the consequences of climate change for human wellbeing and health. This report will help us understand the 'human face' of climate change; that is, what it means for us, for our sense of security and that of our friends, our families and our neighbours. This great and complex human induced disruption to the global environment is not just 'somewhere out there'. Increasingly, climate change will weaken the environmental and social conditions that underpin our physical and psychological health.Availability: (1)

A profit-related investment scheme for the Indigenous estate . /

by Altman. J. C | Dillon, A. C.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Australian National University 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.anu.edu.au/caepr/Publications/DP/2004_DP270.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:51 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Adaptation in the UK : a decision-making process /

by Ranger, Nicola | Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the nvironment | Millner, Antony | Dietz, Simon | Fankhauser, Sam | Lopez, Ana | Ruta, Giovanni.

Publisher: London, U.K. Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment 2010; Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 bibliography : p. 58-59Summary: This report contributes to the theoretical framework of the Committee on Climate Change Adaptation Sub-Committee's work on assessing the preparedness of the UK to meet the risks and opportunities arising from climate change.Availability: (1)

Climate change in Australia : risks to human wellbeing and health. /

by McMichael, Anthony J.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Global Collaborative Organisation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Anthony McMichael from the Australian National University writes that "climate change belongs to a wider range of human-induced global environmental changes that are now assuming great and urgent importance. Collectively, these changes signify that human pressures are weakening and endangering the planet’s life support systems. Climate change will have many, and diverse, effects on human biological processes, risks of injury, and hence on health." McMichael discusses the adverse health impacts of climate change on those most likely to bear the greatest burden: low-income, poorly-resourced and geographically vulnerable populations. “The range of adaptive strategies is very wide, with options at all levels from national through to household and individual levels. McMichael argues.They include, for example, early-warning systems for heat-waves, community alerts for fragile older persons, better surveillance systems for the detection of shifts in infectious disease patterns, strengthened physical barriers against weather disasters, enhanced disaster response preparedness, and food supplementation systems.” McMichael concludes that “some adaptive strategies will be needed at supranational level. This includes the need for regional early-warning of intensified storms and cyclones, for transboundary flooding via amplified river flows, and for the anticipated spread of climate-sensitive infectious diseases. Within this frame, there will be a number of needs and opportunities for cooperative arrangements and for information-sharing between neighbouring countries – as in the case of Indonesia and Australia.”Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate change scenarios for initial assessment of risk in accordance with risk management guidance . /

by Hennessy, Kevin | Macadam, Ian | Whetton, Penny.

Publisher: Aspendale, Vic. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Managing financial impacts and reporting of carbon emissions : a guide for CFOs : Australia /

by Westacott, Jennifer.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. KPMG 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The pricing of carbon emissions will impact organisations of all shapes and sizes. As the introduction of the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme and requirements of the National Greenhouse and Energy (NGER) Act 2007 will impact organisations differently, the activities required of CFOs and their finance teams will also vary.Availability: (1)

Reducing the risks : improving access to home contents and vehicle insurance for low-income Australians /

by Collins, Dominic | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: x, 48 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | Summary Notes: Includes "Reducing the risks : improving access to home contents and vehicle insurance for low-income Australians : research summary."Summary: Insurance is a vital tool for protecting assets and also serves to prevent financial hardship by providing a safety net in the event of a loss. Unfortunately, those who are least able to replace their possessions are the least likely to be insured. This Brotherhood of St Laurence research about home contents and vehicle insurance for low-income Australians points to a need for improved product design and payment methods for those on a low income, together with access to information and advice, and collaboration between the community sector, insurers and government.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Risk and reality : access to general insurance for people on low incomes

by Sheehan, Genevieve | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Renouf, Gordon.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: iv, 31 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2006 Summary: The authors investigated the reasons that many low-income and other excluded people are uninsured. Through group interviews in Victoria and New South Wales they identified specific barriers to taking out or maintaining insurance cover not just simple cost, but also perceived limitations of insurance products or insurers and attitudes to assets. Drawing on these findings the authors proposed measures to increase access to general insurance for households with limited incomes.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Risk management in ATO small business income : Australian Taxation Office. /

by Australian National Audit Office.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National Audit Office 1997Description: 91 p.Notes: URL: 'http://www.anao.gov.au/uploads/documents/1997-98_Audit_Report_19.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:51:11 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Risk taking : a guide for decision makers. /

by Kindler, Herbert S.

Publisher: Los Altos, CA Crisp Publications 1990Description: 88 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Shifting risk : work and working life in Australia : a report for the Australian Council of Trade Unions /

by Rafferty, Mike | University of Sydney. Faculty of Economics and Business. orkplace Research Centre | Yu, Serena.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of Sydney. Faculty of Economics and Business. Workplace Research Centre 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 35-37 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: The research that underpins this paper was initially conceived as a response to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). It quickly became clear that a proper understanding of the current possibilities and challenges for organised labour required us to think more broadly about the period that the GFC brought to a close. The paper was therefore developed around the proposition that how organised labour comes to terms with the period we have been living through, and the contradictions and opportunities that it presents will make a decisive difference to the lives of working people, and to the future of organised labour. The goal has been to begin to build a broad analysis and provide an avenue for drawing in a range of experiences and expertise. The report builds a careful analysis of developments that have been occurring over recent decades, and their implications for labour and organised labour in particular. Summarising that sort of analysis would not do justice to the research we have assembled. Instead, this summary attempts to present a couple of the big issues and arguments it uncovered, and to draw out some of the key implications of the research. The detailed evidence and argumentation from which the key themes of the report are extracted are to be found in the body of the report.Availability: (1)

Stakeholder requirements for enabling regulatory arrangements for community housing in Australia . /

by Barbato, Claire | Clough, Robyn | Farrar, Adam | Phibbs, Peter.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2003Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The book of the board : effective governance for non-profit organisations. /

by Fishel, David.

Publisher: Annadale, N.S.W. Federation Press 2003Description: xiii, 289 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The critical decade : climate science risks and responses /

by Steffen, Will | Climate Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Bibliography : p. 61-69Summary: Over many decades thousands of scientists have painted an unambiguous picture: the global climate is changing and humanity is almost surely the primary cause. The risks have never been clearer and the case for action has never been more urgent.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Geneva Association : international association for the study of insurance economics /

by The Geneva Association.

Publisher: 04/19/2004 21:11:18http://www.genevaassociation.org/ 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/18/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Geneva Association researches the growing economic importance of world-wide insurance activities in the major sectors of the economyAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The risk society : social democracy in an uncertain world. /

by Quiggin, John.

Publisher: 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://digbig.com/4tjam' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:42:51 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The world credit crisis : understanding it, and what to do. /

by Corden, W. Max | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: "This paper expounds a story in four stages to explain the world credit crisis, namely: ; (1) too much credit - an international perspective, ; (2) too much risk - reaction to low real interest rate, ; (3) the fatal flaw - the new complex financial instruments, and ; (4) the panic- bank lending dries up. ; The paper also discusses the relationship of this crisis to the often-expected crisis of the global imbalances, and it outlines various policy implications." - PublicationAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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