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'For all our children' : report of the independent inquiry into the provision of universal access to high quality preschool education /

by Walker, Kathy | Australian Education Union.

Publisher: Southbank, Vic. Australian Education Union 2004Description: 74 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 65 Includes appendicesSummary: As a relatively wealthy country, Australia is one of the four lowest spending of 36 countries on preschool education for children aged three years and over. The Commonwealth government provides assistance to all other sectors of education, but since 1985 has provided no support to preschools. This national under-resourcing of preschool education underpins many of the barriers that currently prevent universal access to high quality preschool education. Within it, different systems are providing different levels of commitment to preschool education, leading to inequities in the cost to parents and the level of support and resources provided to services. The AEU initiated this independent inquiry because of our concern about the children who continue to miss out on such access. The inquiry is underpinned by a commitment to equity and the belief that all children in Australia should have access to a high quality free public preschool education.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

'Partnering for a purpose'. /

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2008Description: 4 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Speech delivered by Tony Nicholson, Executive Director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence at the Centre for Public Policy Partnerships for Social Inclusion conference 15-16 October 2008. INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

'Stop saying education is free' : a qualitative investigation into voluntary contributions and compulsory fees in Victorian public secondary schools /

by McCaughey, Nathalie | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Monash University 2004Description: 111 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references and appendices.Summary: This paper considers the current ways in which public secondary schools raise private funds in the form of voluntary contributions and compulsory curriculum charges from parents.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

'Surviving, not living' : disadvantage in Melbourne /

by Cameron, Sheila | Melbourne Catholic Social Services | Duncan, Bruce.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. : Catholic Social Services 2001Description: [48 p.] PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: A report by Catholic Social Services Victoria - Cover. August 2001 open access 10/07/2019Summary: This 2001 study by Drs Sheila Cameron and Bruce Duncan, ‘Surviving, not living’: disadvantage in Melbourne, offers a glimpse into the world of 40 men and women struggling against severe economic and social disadvantage. The overall statistics about such people are already available, but Catholic Social Services here seeks to understand more keenly what it is like for these people.Availability: (1)

"An offer you can't refuse" : workfare in international perspective. /

by Lodemel, Ivar (ed..) | Trickey, Heather (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. The Policy Press 2001Description: xxi, 357 p.Notes: January 2001 Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. A new contract for social assistance / Ivar Lodemel and Heather Trickey -- 2. Between subsidiarity and social assistance - the French republican route to activation / Bernard Enjolras, Jean Louis Laville, Laurent Fraisse and Heather Trickey -- 3. Uneven development - local authorities and workfare in Germany / Wolfgang Voges, Herbert Jacobs and Heather Trickey -- 4. Workfare in the Netherlands - young unemployed people and the Jobseeker's Employment Act / Henk Spies and Rik van Berkel -- 5. National objectives and local implementation of workfare in Norway / Ivar Lodemel -- 6. When all must be active - workfare in Denmark / Anders Rosdahl and Hanne Weise -- 7. Steps to compulsion within the British labour market policies / Heather Trickey and Robert Walker -- 8. Making work for welfare in the United States / Michael Wiseman -- 9. Comparing workfare programmes - features and implications / Heather Trickey -- 10. Discussion : workfare in the welfare state / Ivar LodemelAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Barriers to employment" : why jobs are hard to get if you live on the high rise estates in the City of Yarra. /

by Hodcroft, David.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Jesuit Social Services 2003Description: 36 p.Notes: January 2003 Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-33) Website : A research project of the Ignatius Centre for Policy and Research, Jesuit Social Services -- cover.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

"I have had a past and I suppose I have a future, but ..." : a report to the Aged and Community Care Team, Brotherhood of St Laurence. /

by Nunkoosing, Karl | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Cook, Kay.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: vii, 27 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2006 Bibliography: p. 26-27Summary: Two researchers from Deakin University explored ageing in the city , through biographical interviews with twelve older or frail people who were clients of the Brotherhood s aged and community care services. They found that there were often complex connections between people s poverty, their precarious or problematic relationships, insecure or unsafe housing and ageing bodies and failing health.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"It is like they just don't trust us" : balancing trust and control in the provision of disability employment services /

by Nevile, Ann | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Lohmann, Rosemary.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Crawford School of Economics and Government 2011Description: xi, 80 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 The research underlying this report was supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant. Jobs Australia, ACE National and the Brotherhood of St Laurence were Industry Partners in this research and provided both financial and practical support. INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This research project provides an independent mid-term review of the new contracting arrangements introduced on 1 March 2010. In doing so, it takes up the question as to whether closer alignment to the funding arrangements used in mainstream employment services where design principles broadly derive from agency theory, allows disability employment service providers to meet the government?s goal of ?effective?tailored services that are flexible and responsive? (Australian Government, nd).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Rainforests are a long way from here" : the environmental concerns of disadvantaged groups /

by Burningham, Kate | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Thrush, Diana.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2001Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 45-47Summary: Policies designed to benefit the environment sometimes conflict with the social and economic well-being of people on low incomes, who are particularly vulnerable to environmental problems.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

2010 update of the European inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning - final report /

by Hawley, Jo | European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training | Souto Otero, Manuel | Duchemin, Claire.

Publisher: Thessaloniki, Greece European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 37-38Summary: The European Inventory provides a unique record on how validation is already being used at national, regional and local level to address issues relating to lifelong learning, employment and social exclusion. This is particularly important in the context of the current economic crisis, which has accelerated the importance of validation drivers identified in the 2007 Inventory, such as the need for effective re-deployment of the adult population into employment. A number of countries have recognised the role validation has to play in addressing skills shortages and in supporting those facing redundancy to identify and pursue an alternative career pathway. Other initiatives recognise the role of validation in combating social exclusion, by empowering 'the low qualified' and other disadvantaged groups to identify and understand their own competences and potential.Availability: (1)

3D poverty : "Poverty and social exclusion mean much more than low income" /

by Sodha, Sonia | DEMOS | Bradley, William.

Publisher: London DEMOS 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: With an appendix by Gareth Morrell, Matt Barnes and Debbie Collins, National Centre for Social Research. December 2010 Bibliography : p. 135-141Summary: Poverty measurement is almost by definition controversial: there is no single, universally accepted definition of poverty. Poverty, its drivers and its consequences are defined and talked about differently by different political traditions at different times. The way we measure poverty, deprivation and social exclusion has been the focus of innovative work, but in the UK we still overwhelmingly focus on poverty as measured by income. 3D Poverty does not suggest that the standard definition of income poverty as 60 per cent of the median income should be dropped. Its simplicity brings the benefits of relative transparency and easy application. However, it is not enough to just measure income poverty: there is the need for an annual, multi-dimensional analysis of poverty and social exclusion. This measure would track annually the depth of deprivation in the UK at a household level, and the overlap and interaction between different dimensions of disadvantage. This pamphlet contains a detailed methodology as to how that measure would work.Availability: (1)

A caring world : the new social policy agenda /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1999Description: 156 p. ; 27 cm.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Availability: (1)

A compendium of social inclusion indicators : how's Australia faring? : a compilation of comparative data undertaken by the Australian social inclusion board to inform its advisory work. /

by Australia. Social Inclusion Board.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Commonwealth of Australia 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Also available: Building community resilience brochure; In June 2009, the Australian Social Inclusion Board released a brochure on how to build inclusive and resilient communities. This brochure explains resilience and vulnerability, outlines principles for building resilience and ideas for how to apply them and provides some examples from Australia and overseas, along with links to useful resources.Summary: The Australian Social Inclusion Board’s Compendium of Social Inclusion Indicators contributes first steps towards comprehensive performance measurement and evaluation of social inclusion in Australia. It has been developed by the Board to generate discussion and debate on the question of how to measure disadvantage and social exclusion. It includes indicators developed in the EU and supplementary Australian measures, to draw a picture of how people are doing on issues such as income, access to the job market, social supports and networks, effects of the local neighbourhood, access to services and health.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A conversation that never stops : an indicative study of the Parents As Career Transitions Support program

by Borlagdan, Joseph | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Peyton, Kyle.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2014Description: 6 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: PACTS, a program helping parents to support their children?s decision making and choices about career pathways and relevant training, was developed by the Brotherhood and has since been adapted by others.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A framework for assessing poverty, disadvantage and low capabilities in Australia /

by Headey, Bruce | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2006Description: PDF.Other title: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A good practice guide for practitioners : supporting community and social enterprise in deprived communities /

by Cox, Ed | Institute for Public Policy Research | Viitanen, Jenni.

Publisher: Brinnington, Stockport, England Institute for Public Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Bibliography : p. 35-36Summary: In Spring 2010, ippr north carried out new research exploring the critical success factors for community and social enterprise in deprived communities in the North West of England This Good Practice Guide summarises the findings and recommendations of research in a format aimed at practitioners, particularly those working in local authorities. It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide but simply seeks to set out material gathered through the research in a more accessible format. It is divided into five sections, each addressing a specific issue or concern, and is interspersed with case study examples of some of the best community and social enterprises in the North West Region of England.Availability: (1)

A handbook of comparative social policy. /

by Kennett, Patricia (ed.).

Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar 2004Description: xvi, 422 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction : the changing context of comparative social policy / Patricia Kennett -- PART I THE STATE AND SOCIAL POLICY IN A GLOBALIZING [GLOBALISING] WORLD 1. Hollowing out the 'nation-state' and multi-level governance / Bob Jessop -- 2. Globalization [globalisation], the state and welfare : gendering the debate / Jill Steans -- 3. Globalization [globalisation], human security and social policy : North and South / Andres Perez-Baltodano -- 4. Social protection by other means : can it survive globalization [globalisation]? / Ramesh Mishra -- PART II CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS 5. Defining comparative social policy / Jochen Clasen -- 6. Conceptualizing [conceptualising] state and society / Graham Crow -- 7. The ethnocentric construction of the welfare state / Alan Walker and Chack-kie Wong -- 8. The paradox of care : a Chinese Confucian perspective on long-term care / Julia Tao -- PART III COMPARING AND CATEGORIZING [CATEGORISING] SOCIAL POLICY, PROVISION AND REDISTRIBUTION 9. Robin Hood, St Matthew, or simple egalitarianism? : strategies of equality in welfare states / Walter Korpi and Joakim Palme -- 10. Gender, citizenship and welfare state regimes/ Julia S. O'Connor -- 11. Structured diversity : a framework for critically comparing welfare states? / Norman Ginsburgh -- 12. Social development and social welfare : implications for social policy / James Midgley -- 13. Social policy regimes in the developing world / Ian Gough -- PART IV THE RESEARCH PROCESS 14. Crossing cultural boundaries / Linda Hantrais -- 15. Living with imperfect comparisons / Else Oyen -- 16. Constructing categories and data collection / Patricia Kennett -- 17. 'Fit for purpose?' : qualitative methods in comparative social policy / Steen Mangen -- 18. The quantitative method in comparative research / Mattei Dogan -- PART V THEMES AND ISSUES 19. The international and comparative analysis of social exclusion : European perspectives / Graham Room -- 20. Shelter, housing and inequality / Ray Forest -- 21. Globalization [globalisation] and crime / David Nelken -- 22. Informational society, e-governance and the policy process / Ian Holliday.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A life devoid of meaning : living on a Temporary Protection /

by Barnes, Diane.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre of Refugee Research.University of NSW 2003Description: 60 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover: Prepared for the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd. July 2003Availability: (1)

A literature review of school practices to overcome school failure /

by Faubert, Brenton | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: 2012Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Economics Department. Working paper ; no. 68.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 Bibliography : p. 27-30Summary: This working paper was prepared as part of the OECD thematic review Overcoming School Failure: Policies that Work, The project provides evidence on the policies that are effective to reduce school failure by improving low attainment and reducing dropout, and proactively supports countries in promoting reform. The project builds on the conceptual framework developed in the OECD?s No More Failures: Ten Steps to Equity in Education (2007). Austria, Canada (Manitoba, Ontario, Qu bec and Yukon), Czech Republic, France, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden took part in this project. This working paper is part of a series of papers prepared for the thematic review Overcoming School Failure: Policies that Work covering the topics of policies to reduce dropout and in-school practices to reduce school failure. These report have been used as background material for the final comparative report Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Schools and Students (OECD, 2012), which gives evidence on the policy levers that can help overcome school failure and reduce inequities in OECD education systems. It focuses on the reasons why investing in overcoming school failure -early and up to upper secondary- pays off, on alternatives to specific system level policies that are currently hindering equity, and on the actions to be taken at school level, in particular in low performing disadvantaged schools.Availability: (1)

A little idea...with big results : Saver Plus

by ANZ Banking Group.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : ANZ Bank, 2008Description: 18 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Publication promoting the 'Saver Plus' scheme.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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