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"It's not easy walkin' in there" : aboriginal reconciliation : towards practical and culturally respectful solutions. /

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Catholic Commission for Justice, Development and Peace 1999Description: i, 164 p. : map.Notes: Cover titleSummary: Stories and views related to reconciliation, collected from conversations and interviews conducted in four parts of Victoria in 1998 99.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).

A guide for using statistics for evidence based policy, 2010 /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) catalogue no. 1500.0 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Bureau of Statistics series ; no. 1500.0.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: ABS Catalogue No. 1500.0 Bibliography : p. 16Summary: There is an increasing emphasis from Australian and international governments on the importance of evidence based decision making in guiding policy process . The use of statistical information is vital for making evidence based decisions that guide the implementation of new policy, monitor existing policy, and evaluate the effectiveness of policy decisions. It is therefore essential that policy makers are equipped with the skills and ability to understand, interpret and draw appropriate conclusions from statistical information. This guide provides an overview of how statistical information can be used to make well informed policy decisions. Throughout the guide references are made to other resources, relevant training courses and associated frameworks that provide more detail.Availability: (1)

A home away from home? : a comparative evaluation of three Melbourne family day care projects. /

by Tinney, Phyllis M | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St. Laurence 1975Description: 338 p. Bibliography: p. 329-337.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "A research project of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence in association with the City of Knox and the City of St. Kilda..supported by grants from the Australian Government"--t.p. 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

ABS data sources for researchers. /

by Spong, Helen | Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: 1996Availability: No items available

ACOSS 2003 Congress : piecing it together : equity, empowerment and change. /

by Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, N.S.W. Australian Council of Social Service 2004Description: 100 p.Notes: February 2004 Includes bibliographical references Selected paper from the ACOSS Congress 13-14 November 2003, Canberra. Contents:" Where have all the women gone?" / Anne Summers -- Piecing it together : equity empowerment and change / Hugh Mackay -- Owning the problems and finding the solutions / Gregory Phillips -- Finding voice : taking control / Kerrie Tim -- Creating community capacity in urban and rural communities / Karen Healy -- Investing in an equitable future / Marcel Lauziere -- Investing in an equitable future / Rick Farley -- Beyond stamp duty / Mike Myers -- Free for all? : is there a future for universal services? : the case of schools / Roy Martin -- Free for all? : is there a future for universal services? /John Rule -- `Putting the market to rights' : the benefits of using human rights in the social service sector / Marc Purcell -- Human rights as a tool for community and international activism and movement building / Brigid Inder.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Action research resources. /

by Southern Cross University.

Publisher: 07/13/2006 11:34:57 2006Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 07/13/2006 11:34:57 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Action research resources: entry point to Southern Cross University's action research siteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Analysing social policy : a governmental approach /

by Marston,Greg (Ed.) | McDonald, Catherine.

Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar 2006Description: ix, 239 p. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction: Reframing social policy analysis / Catherine McDonald and Greg Marston -- Governmentality and powers of life and death / Mitchell Dean -- Global governance and local policy partnerships / Wendy Larner -- The politics of marginal space / Jorgan Elm-Larsen -- Consumerism and the remaking of state-citzen relations in the UK / John Clarke -- The politics of subject formation : women's response to welfare reform in the United States and the Netherlands / Anna Korteweg -- Governing men and boys in public policy in Australia / Bob Pease -- Activating child and youth welfare : an example of the neo-social re-arrangement of German social policy / Fabian Kessl -- "The end of the passing past" : towards a polytemporal policy studies / Willian Walters -- Governing the mother : access to reproductive technologies / Jennifer Smith -- Segmentation and conditionality : technological reconfigurations in social policy / Paul Henman -- Conclusion: A conversation worth continuing? / Greg Marston and Catherine McDonald.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Applying social science : the role of social research in politics, policy and practice /

by Byrne, David.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2011Description: iv, 234 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: In complex contemporary societies social science has become increasingly interwoven into the whole fabric of governance. At the same time there is an increasing recognition that attempts to understand the social world which seek to mimic the linear approaches of the conventional 'hard sciences' are mostly useless given the complex systems character of society in all its aspects. This book draws on a synthesis of critical realism and complexity theory to examine how social science is applied now and how it might be applied in the future in relation to social transformation in a time of crisis. A central argument is that there is no such thing as a 'pure' science of the social and that a recognition of the inevitability of application imposes obligations on social scientists wherever they work which challenge the passivity of most in the face of inequality and injustice.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

ARC - 1977 : the Action and Resource Centre co-ordinator's report. /

by Raysmith, Hayden | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1978Description: 76 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: ARC started in 1972 at the Brotherhood of St Laurence as The Family Centre Project. Action and Resource Centre (ARC) for low-income families opened in 1972 on a self-management basis, taking over from the Family Centre and continuing the Family Centre Project philosophy - 'low-income people need a voice and an organisation where they can help other low income people'. With 95 member families, fifteen members of the Family Centre were employed as resource workers. The ARC's Support Work Program (SWOP) provided employment for men who had been out of work for some time. The formal agreement between the BSL and the Action & Resource Centre was signed on 28 July 1976, the first step towards autonomy for the project.(BSL timeline)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Australian Policy Online. /

by Swinburne University of Technology. Institute for Social esearch. Australian Policy Online.

Publisher: 12/18/2002 12:28:34 2002Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 18 December 2002 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB Australian Policy Online (APO) offers fast access to much of the best Australian social, economic, cultural and political research available online. It is maintained by the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University of Technology. Reports and other new material from members are archived within our Topics pages, which are arranged in sixteen subject areas, from health and education to cities & suburbs and the environment. A team of guest writers and columnists weigh in on issues of the day within the pages of Comment and Analysis, while the Debates section offers updates and links to resource pages on key policy discussions. Complementing members' research, APO's Best of the Rest provides links to important new material from a range of sources, including newspapers, the broadcast media and government. ONLINE RESOURCEAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian social attitudes : the first report. /

by Wilson, Shaun (ed.) | Meagher, Gabrielle (ed.) | Gibson, Rachel (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2005Description: xi, 281 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1. Introduction / Rachel Gibson, Shaun Wilson, Gabrielle Meagher, David Denemark and Mark Western --2. What makes an Australian family? / Ann Evans and Edith Gray -- 3. Making families work / Deborah Mitchell -- 4. How do Australians feel about their work? / Bill Martin and Jocelyn Pixley -- 5. Voluntary associations and political participation / Andrew Passey and Mark Lyons -- 6. Are postmaterialists engaged citizens? / Mark Western and Bruce Tranter -- 7. Where to for the welfare state? / Shaun Wilson, Gabrielle Meagher and Trevor Breusch -- 8. Is there a crisis of trust in Australia? / Clive Bean -- 9. Alarmed and angry about crime? / David Indermaur and Lynne Roberts -- 10. Have Australians embraced economic reform? / Michael Pusey and Nick Turnbull -- 11. Immigration, multiculturalism and national identity / Murray Goot and Ian Watson -- 12. Knowing your genes Kristine Barlow-Stewart, Sandra Taylor and Margaret Otlowski -- 13. Mass media and media power in Australia / David Denemark -- 14. Are Australians open to globalisation? / Ian Marsh, Gabrielle Meagher and Shaun Wilson.Summary: This assessment of public opinion in the Howard years is for anyone interested in the social dynamics of contemporary Australia. The report draws on 4270 responses to Australia s major social survey, the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes, conducted by the Australian National University. Social scientists from a network of universities around the country offer insights into how Australians view work, family, immigration, crime, media power, genetic testing, economic reform, television violence and globalisation.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Social Policy Conference : Social Policy in a Complex World 6-8 July, 2011 Inc. Chinese Social Policy Workshop and HDR Workshop, 6 July /

by University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre.

Publisher: unpub. 2011Notes: HTMLSummary: The Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) was held at the University of New South Wales on Wednesday July 6 to Friday 8 July. The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) centre at UNSW would like to thank the conference opening speaker, the three keynote speakers, forum presenters and paper givers for their hard work in ensuring that the content of the conference was stimulating and inspiring. The conference program featured the 2nd Chinese Social Policy Workshop and for the first time a Higher Degree Research Workshop. "In designing, implementing and understanding social policy it is becoming increasingly important to recognise complexity in social and economic systems. With globalisation creating instant links between the international and the local, policy is affected by complex interactions of systems and networks at all levels. How can we understand the effects of policy at individual, neighbourhood, national and international levels? What are the most effective means of analysing the intersections and interactions of discrete policy arenas, and between the domains of family, state, community and market? "Availability: No items available

Basics of qualitative research : grounded theory procedures and techniques. /

by Strauss, Anselm | Corbin, Juliet.

Publisher: London, U.K. Sage 1990Description: 270 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Bibliographic databases for social care searching /

by Clapton, Janet | Social Care Institute for Excellence.

Publisher: London, U.K. Social Care Institute for Excellence 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Social Care Institute for Excellence. Knowledge and research.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010Summary: The main aim of this work is to help information professionals and researchers make an informed choice of databases when planning searches on social care topics. In light of lack of previous evidence, this study adds significantly to what is known about the relevance and coverage of social care databases, particularly on children's social care topics.Availability: (1)

Board presentation: social policy and research: Budget 1993-94 /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence. Social Policy and Research.

Publisher: 1993Description: 25p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Brotherhood of St Laurence : social research ethics policy

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) November 2002Description: PDF.Other title: Social research ethics policy.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2002 New wording highlighted.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Brotherhood of St Laurence publications review June 2010 /

by Otmar Miller Consultancy Pty Ltd.

Publisher: Highton, Vic. Otmar Miller Consultancy Pty Ltd 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The project brief commissioned a review of the development and dissemination of the Brotherhood of St Laurence's (BSL) research and advocacy publications. The aim of the Review is to reflect upon BSL's current practices, to compare them with best practice locally, nationally and internationally, particularly in relation to dissemination of research, and to provide recommendations for improvements.Availability: (1)

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