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`Wake up Australia' : the new world order : the human dimension / The Honourable Justice Marcus R. Einfeld

by Einfeld, Marcus R | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2001Description: 23 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: The 20th annual Sambell Oration, Wednesday 17 October 2001 at the Shell Conference Centre, Melbourne Summary: 53 years ago this December, a war-ravaged and war-weary world ushered in a new international order with what was called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was a bold and brilliant document full of words, phrases and concepts that everyone wanted to hear. It spoke of recognising the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. It observed that disregard and contempt for human rights had resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind. It called for the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief, and freedom from fear and want, as the highest aspiration of the common people. It declared as essential that human rights should be protected by the rule of law.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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"...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).

"Lucky St George" or "Knowing what it is" : Christianity and the current crisis / The Nineth G.T. Sambell Memorial Oration delivered by Dr Veronica Brady

by Brady, Veronica | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, vic G.T. Sambell Memorial Trust 1989Description: 12 p. PDF.Other title: Lucky St George or Knowing what it is : Christianity and the current crisis.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Occasional Paper - Companions of St Laurence - 1989" - Front cover Delivered on 3rd December, 1989 at the 59th Foundation Festival of the Brotherhood of St LaurenceSummary: I wrote this lecture during the pilots’ strike and wrote it in Western Australia which was at that time a State of crisis as charge and counter-charge flew and every day brought some yet more extraordinary revelation of relations between Government and business. To say this, however, is not mere anecdote, a way of beginning. Rather, it is our beginning. It poses our question and defines our task. For the crisis issue is not just West Australian, it is Australian and perhaps also, more generally, Western. But our concern is at the moment with Australia. Mindful of one of Blake’s wisest sayings, “to generalise is to be an idiot”, let us focus, however, on a very specific issue: the fate of that Christian commitment to justice which was exemplified in Geoffrey Sambell whom we honour this evening.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

2002 Sambell Oration : ‘Making Australia a poverty-free zone’

by Frances, Nic | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: 7 p. PDF.Other title: ‘Making Australia a poverty-free zone’ : 2002 Sambell Oration: .Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Sambell Oration delivered at the Public Policy Lecture Theatre, University of Melbourne on 17 October. An edited transcript of the speech delivered by Father Nic Frances, Executive Director, Brotherhood of St Laurence; See also: [B11118] Background paper for national job creation as part of the Sambell Oration presented by the Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence on 17 October 2002.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Achieving Social Goals In A Time Of Economic And Technological Change

by Holmes a Court, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Brotherhood of St Laurence [unpub.] 1999Description: 7 p. PDF.Other title: Speech - Sambell Oration.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 18 G.T. Sambell Memorial Oration. Paper delivered by Janet Holmes a Court on Monday 9 August 1999 at Cinemedia 1 Macarthur St., East Melbourne UnpublishedAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Background paper for national job creation /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. 2002; Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2002Description: 24 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: As part of the Sambell Oration presented by the Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence on 17 October 2002. Includes bibliographical references (p. 21-24) See also: [B11113] 2002 Sambell Oration : `Making Australia a poverty-free zone'.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Climate change as an equity issue / Ross Garnaut

by Garnaut, Ross | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 12 p. PDF.Other title: 2008 Sambell Oration.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Professor Ross Garnaut is a Distinguished Professor of the Australian National University as well as both a Professorial Fellow (Faculty of Economics and Commerce) and a Vice-Chancellor s Fellow at the University of Melbourne.Summary: The 2008 Sambell Oration focused on the impacts of climate change on low-income Australians.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Discovering soul work : my personal journey. 2003 Sambell Oration /

by Copisarow, Rosalind | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2003Description: 15 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: The 21st annual Sambell Oration, Thursday 16 October 2003 at the Melbourne Town Hall.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Economic efficiency and social harmony / the seventeenth Sambell memorial oration delivered by Fred Argy

by Argy, Fred | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood St Laurence 1998Description: 28 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Occasional paper Brotherhood of St Laurence 1998" - Front cover Paper delivered on Thursday 13 August 1998 Delivered at State Film Theatre 1 Macarthur St, East MelbourneSummary: The 1998 Sambell Oration was delivered by Fred Argy, author of Australia at the Crossroads and one of Australia’s leading economists. Fred Argy is no stranger to the needs of practical decisionmaking. As a public servant he was secretary to the Campbell Inquiry into the Australian financial system; Australia’s ambassador to the OECD; director of the Economic Planning Advisory Council, and a senior Treasury adviser. Believing that economic policy should be about improving our society, Fred Argy argues that the issue for Australia is not whether we should be trying to improve economic efficiency through structural reform, but how we can do this with acceptable employment and social outcomes. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Giving and receiving : the framework of social support for individuals and families / the fourth G.T. Sambell Memorial Oration delivered by Jean McCaughey

by McCaughey, Jean | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic G.T. Sambell Memorial Trust 1984Description: 18 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Occasional Paper — G.T. Sambell Memorial Trust — 1984"- Front Cover Delivered on 9th of December, 1984 at 54th Foundation Festival of the Brotherhood of St. LaurenceSummary: This paper makes use of two family research studies; one carried out at the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in the seventies which resulted in the book Who Cores?; the other, more recently undertaken by the Institute of Family Studies on family support networks, which is nearing completion. Both studies depended on in-depth interviews in the home which explored the experience of each family, their relationships inside and outside the home, the problems they had had to face and their ways of coping with them, and the nature of help which they had given and received.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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God, people and resources : a Christian comment on the values of Australian society / the Second G. T. Sambell Memorial Oration delivered by The Right Reverend Oliver Heyward, M.A.

by Heyward, Oliver | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Companions of St Laurence 1982Description: 11 p PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Occasional Paper — Companions of St Laurence — 1982"- Front Cover Delivered on 5 December 1982 at the 52nd Foundation Festival of the Brotherhood of St LaurenceSummary: During the past 10 years there has been a significant change in the values of Australian society. This has probably been caused by a complex mix of events which include the long period of economic boom which ended in the mid-seventies. With that came big advances in technology, producing a confidence in the capacity of human beings not only to manage their own affairs, but to control the world in which we live. This coincided with a period in which the Church lost confidence in its message and ceased to speak with certainty as increasing numbers of people felt that they had no need of belief in God.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).

Keeping governments on track to end child poverty : the role of advocacy and activism / delivered by Kate Green

by Green, Kate | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: 12 p. PDF.Other title: Sambell Oration 2005.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Delivered at the Australian Child Poverty Conference, 7 December 2005.Summary: I am delighted and honoured to be invited to give the Sambell Oration to the conference this morning, and to have the opportunity to meet Australian colleagues who are engaged in the same effort as Child Poverty Action Group to bring an end to child poverty in two of the world’s wealthiest countries. This is my first visit to Australia, and I’m particularly pleased that it should be to Melbourne, which in the few days I have spent here I have found beautiful, welcoming, it is a pleasure to be here. And I am also especially pleased to be asked to give this oration now, not just because I seem to have arrived at a time of political controversy, with your Treasurer Mr Costello expounding some startling new ideas about welfare reform pretty well as I stepped off my plane, but also because this year, 2005, marks CPAG’s 40th birthday (I know—we don’t look a day over 25!), and you know how these big birthdays make you stop and take stock. So the end of our big 40th year seems an especially fitting moment to reflect on the effectiveness of our anti-poverty work and to suggest some pointers for the future, and to share and compare with you in your rather different political environment as I look back over 40 years of activism back home. Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Leadership and vision in social action : when the dream expires, can the vision revive? / The Eighth G.T. Sambell Memorial Oration delivered by The Right Reverend Robert Dann

by Dann, Robert | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. G. T. Sambell Memorial Trust 1988Description: 17 p. PDF.Other title: The Sambell Memorial Oration.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Occasional Paper - Companions of St Laurence - 1988" - Front cover Delivered on 27 November 1988 at the 58th Foundation Festival of the Brotherhood of St Laurence.Summary: These words compress in a startling way what most have experienced: the dramatic dichotomy between vision and action. The cost in loving might ultimately stop us in our tracks, if, for no other reason we are exhausted, we have had enough. But the dream its e lf may falter and fa il. Where, then, are we to find the fresh springs of action? I am sure Dostoevsky did not discount the significance and essential value of the dreaming. Everyone committed and engaged in welfare in our society must dream, and do their dreaming well, if they are to be of use. This truth applies to the individual with a vocation to help even one person; it applies equally and with accumulated force to any welfare organisation which aspires to influence. Browning understood the priority of the dream when he wrote: "A man's vision must exceed his grasp or what's a heaven for?" Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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One year on from the crisis : economic and social policy challenges for Australia /

by Rudd, Kevin | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Office of the Prime Minister 2009Description: 19 p. PDF.Other title: Sambell Oration address to the Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 15 October 2009 Summary: The Commonwealth government had just one clear goal: to do everything we could to cushion our economy from the full impact of a global economic cyclone by saving and supporting the jobs of working families around Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Parish piety and public pragmatism / the sixth G.T. Sambell Memorial Oration delivered by The Right Reverend M.B. Challen

by Challen, Michael B | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. G.T. Sambell Memorial Trust 1986Description: 16 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Occasional Paper — G.T. Sambell Memorial Trust — 1986"- Front Cover Delivered on 7th December, 1986 at the 56th Foundation Festival of the Brotherhood of St Laurence Summary: The focus of any oration to honour the life and ministry of Geoffrey Sambell surely must be on the theme the Gospel and Society. In this talk I Wish to, explore with you how the local Church within certain limits can assist individual Christians to participate meaningfully and hopefully „ within the frustrations and compromises of public involvement. The assumption behind this presentation is that the local Church attracts and conditions people more on the basis of the images and experiences it promotes through its structures and activities rather than by its explicit teaching.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Poor laws of 1834 and 1996 / The 15th Sambell Memorial Oration delivered by Hugh Stretton

by Stretton, Hugh | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1996Description: 28 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Occasional paper Brotherhood of St Laurence 1996" - Front cover Delivered on Thursday, 12 August 1996 At State Film Theatre 1 Macarthur St, East Melbourne.Summary: The 1996 Sambell Oration was delivered by Hugh Stretton, one of the most respected Australian intellectuals of our time, who has taught history and now researches in economics at the University of Adelaide. Author of many books on the social sciences and social policy, his most recent publication is Public Goods, Public Enterprise, Public Choice (with Lionel Orchard). His practical experience includes many years as Deputy Chairman of the South Australian Housing Trust. Hugh Stretton says that. ‘It is not enough to reproach the relevant governments for their cruelty to poor people. It is at least, as important to expose the incompetence, even in their own terms, of the economic policies which cause much of the poverty with which the welfare policies have to cope’. In this analysis he shows that, in practice, ‘economic rationalist’ theories do not live up to their promise of economic growth. Instead they exacerbate the very problems they have been introduced to remedy: slow growth, mounting foreign debt and a widening gap between the rich and the poor.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Renewing the Commonwealth / The Tenth Sambell Memorial Oration delivered by The Hon Brian Howe, MP Minister for Community Services and Health and Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Social Justice

by Howe, Brian | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. G.T. Sambell Memorial Trust 1991Description: 22 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Occasional Paper - Companions of St Laurence - 1990" - Front cover Delivered on the 2 December 1990 at the 60th Foundation Festival of the Brotherhood of St LaurenceSummary: This is the 60th Anniversary of the Brotherhood of St Laurence and I am honoured to be invited to present the 10th Sambell Oration. I would like to begin by paying tribute to the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the important work those associated with it have done throughout its 60 years of existence. The Brotherhood has carried the Christian values of love and justice into the public world of social activism and social policy debates. It has dealt with the pressures of immediate need but has always recognised that poverty and disadvantage have causes which are embedded in the way our society is structured. This is evidenced by the Brotherhood’s continuing commitment to high quality research and analysis of the social and structural causes of disadvantage. In the time I have known of the Brotherhood, their research is what has had the most impact on me. When I got back from America in 1968, fired up about poverty, virtually the only published research on poverty in Australia was published by the Brotherhood of St Laurence. It was that research which drove the McMahon Government to institute the Poverty Inquiry, which for the first time documented the extent of poverty in Australia. It is very important to understand the significance of research in driving policy in this country. The Brotherhood was undertaking research at a time when few were doing it. Its link with the Melbourne University Economics Faculty nurtured social researchers and analysts who developed public policy in the Chifley Government. Governments need sophisticated arguments developed by social researchers because otherwise they are dominated by Treasury men. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Right and responsibilities : towards a genuinely Australian understanding / Delivered by Professor Geoff Gallop, Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney

by Gallop, Geoff | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: 11 p. PDF.Other title: 2006 Sambell Oration.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Delivered by Professor Geoff Gallop, Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney Our Social Rights and Responsibilities Conference 30 August 2006, Dallas Brooks Hall, 300 Albert Street, East MelbourneAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The future of work in Australia / The Eleventh Sambell Memorial Oration delivered by The Hon, Barry O, Jones MP National President, Australian Labor Party

by Jones, Barry O | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. The G.T. Sambell Memorial Trust 1992Description: 26 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Occasional Paper - Companions of St Laurence - 1992" - Front cover Delivered on 11 August 1992Summary: In inviting me to deliver the 1992 Oration, Bishop Michael Challen asked me to open up the theme of “The future of work” and it is proposed that the orations in 1993 and 1994 develop the same subject. My book Sleepers, Wake! (Oxford University Press 1982) was subtitled, “Technology and the Future of Work”. The subject has interested me for many years. Some of this Oration is drawn from Sleepers, Wake! and also from material I wrote for the report of the House of Representatives Standing Committee for Long Term Strategies, Expectations of life: increasing the options for the 21st Century (AGPS 1992). Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

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