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A restructuring world? /

by Probert, Belinda.

Publisher: 1995Description: p. 19-37.Notes: Rec. no. for book : B6921 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Activation and labour market reforms in Europe : challenges to social citizenship /

by Betzelt, Sigrid (ed.) | Bothfeld, Silke (ed.).

Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK Palgrave Macmillan 2011Description: xxii, 290 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: This book analyzes in what way activation policies impact on given patterns of social citizenship that predominate in national contexts. It argues that the liberal paradigm of activation introduced into labour market policies in all Western European states challenges the specific patterns of social citizenship in each country.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission Bill 2012 /

by Thomas, Matthew | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library | Pyburne, Paula.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. Parliamentary Library 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Australia. Parliamentary Library. Bills digest ; no. 21,.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 20 September 2012Summary: The purpose of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 (the Bill) is to establish a national regulator of, and a national regulatory framework for, the not-for-profit sector. This Bill is one of three in a suite of Bills which are being considered together. The other Bills are: the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012 and the Tax Laws Amendment (Special Conditions for Not-for-profit Concessions) Bill 2012. There is substantial evidence of the need for regulatory reform of the NFP sector. Further, it is generally agreed that establishment of a national regulatory authority and national regulatory framework is an essential component of this on-going process of NFP sector reform. As a consequence, and as a result of extensive government consultation with the sector over the Bills and the ACNC, those members of the NFP sector which have engaged in the consultative process are, despite some relatively minor reservations, strongly supportive of the Bills. Should the Bills be passed, and the ACNC established, then this should prove a significant step towards a more effective sector. However, the extent to which this will be the case will be heavily dependent upon how effective the Government and the ACNC are in negotiating and facilitating the reduction of unnecessary NFP reporting.Availability: (1)

Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission Taskforce implementation report /

by Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission ACNC mplementation Taskforce.

Publisher: Parkes, A.C.T. Australia. The Treasury 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2012Summary: This report provides information to the sector on the key action areas in the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)'s regulatory approach. While the issues discussed in this report broadly affect the NFP sector, it relates only to registered charities (including public benevolent institutions and health promotion charities) reflecting the initial regulatory focus of the ACNC. It is the Government's intention that the ACNC's regulatory responsibility will grow over time to cover other NFP entity types. This report outlines the functions of the ACNC, issues raised in sector feedback, and the means by which the ACNC will address these concerns. It seeks to: assist charities to prepare for registration and reporting; ensure this important sector can continue to play a critical role in Australia's future; and allow Australians to be confident that the sector is strong and viable.Availability: (1)

Avoiding debt traps : financial backstops and structural reforms /

by Padoan, Pier C | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Sila, Urban | van den Noord, Paul.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Other title: OECD Economics Department. Working paper ; no. 976.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2012Summary: In this paper we develop a simple analytical framework to analyze "good" and "bad equilibria" in public-debt and growth dynamics. The "bad equilibrium" is characterised by the simultaneous occurrence, and adverse feedbacks between, high and growing fiscal deficits and debt, high risk premia on sovereign debt, slumping economic activity and plummeting confidence, whereas a "good equilibrium" is characterized by stable growth and debt and low risk premia. We use this framework to identify - both theoretically and empirically - the good and bad equilibrium levels of debt and policies that can help a country caught in a bad equilibrium to recover. The analysis shows that despite some output loss in the short run fiscal consolidation can help countries escape from the bad equilibrium trap. More broadly, we find that a combination of financial backstops, structural reform and fiscal consolidation is most effective in helping countries getting onto a sustainable path.Availability: (1)

Bayesian evidence on the structure of unemployment /

by Summers, Peter M | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Description: 20 p.Availability: No items available

Children's rights and early childhood education: links to theory and advocacy /

by Smith, Anne B.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Credit crises and the shortcomings of traditional policy responses /

by White, William R | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: OECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 971Summary: "Economic downturns which have their roots in preceding credit excesses and debt overhang have tended historically to be long lasting, whether the financial sector remained healthy or not. There are no good reasons to believe the current global crisis will be any different. Moreover, it is argued in this paper that the policy responses to the crisis to date, both macroeconomic and structural, will not succeed in restoring sustainable growth. Monetary and fiscal stimulus might raise aggregate demand in the short run, but they contribute to higher debt levels which are already working increasingly in the opposite direction. Structural policies intended to maintain pre crisis production patterns, both in the financial and industrial sectors, ignore the unsustainability of those structures in the first place. Alternative policies are needed to meet the G 20's goal of "strong, sustainable and balanced growth". They include more international cooperation between creditor and debtor countries (on both exchange rates and production structures), more recourse to explicit debt restructuring (for both households and sovereigns), and structural polices to raise potential growth and make debts more sustainable. Unfortunately, there remain formidable practical and political obstacles to pursuing such policies. Future debt crises of the current magnitude could be avoided by using monetary, macro prudential and fiscal policies more symmetrically over the business cycle. Relative to past behaviour, this would imply more vigorous resistance to credit financed upswings, and a greater willingness to accept the cleansing effect of minor downswings. Policies to ensure financial stability are important but secondary." -- OECD LibraryAvailability: (1)

Cutting it : the 'Big Society' and the new austerity /

by Coote, Anna | New Economics Foundation.

Publisher: London, U.K. New Economics Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010 Bibliography : p. 26-28Summary: Far from being a temporary buzz-phrase, as some suspected, the 'Big Society' seems to have taken off and taken hold in a big way. Across British national and local government, across considerable chunks of the business world and great swathes of the third sector, it is a hot topic of discussion and the driver of a massive re-branding exercise, as the phrase is swiftly bolted to countless projects, events and documents. What does it mean? What difference could it make to our lives? What are the opportunities and threats? This report takes account of emerging plans for government action as well as the public spending review. It also reflects what we have learned from a wide range of charities, community groups and government officials at meetings they convened to discuss what the 'Big Society' could mean to them.Availability: (1)

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).

Economic policy reforms / OECD

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France : OECD Publishing, 2015-Description: pp. col. ill. (Online Resource).Other title: Economic policy reforms : going for growth.Online Access: Website Summary: OECD’s annual report highlighting developments in structural policies in OECD countries. Closely related to the OECD Economic Outlook and OECD Economic Surveys, each issue of Economic Policy Reforms gives an overview of structural policy developments in OECD countries followed by a set of indicators that reflect structural policy evolution. A set of Country Notes summarises priorities suggested by the indicators with actions taken and recommendations suggested. The Country Notes section also includes a set of indicators tables and graphs for each country. Each issue also has several thematic studies. [Website]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Employment and growth : does industry policy matter? /

by Gregory, Bob.

Publisher: 1998Description: p. 63-67.Notes: Rec. no. for book:B9412 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Equity and efficiency : policy considerations. /

by Argy, Fred.

Publisher: 1996Description: p. 67-97.Notes: Rec. no. for book :B7520 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Flexicurity : perspectives and practice /

by European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and orking Conditions.

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references.Summary: 'The concept of flexicurity has been based on a notion that robust active labour market policies, lifelong learning investment and modern social security systems can ensure security of employment and income, even if contractual arrangements become more flexible and job transitions more frequent, as required by the rapidly evolving economic context. - Discussing labour market reforms and the validity of flexicurity is therefore highly topical. In a period as transformative as this one, it is more than necessary to think how employment policy can help Europe emerge from the crisis with a stronger labour market.'Availability: (1)

Joint submission to Reforming Flood Insurance : Clearing the Waters discussion paper

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2011Description: 27 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: These seven organisations support the Government's decision to undertake a more comprehensive Natural Disaster Insurance Review, as a full investigation of current problems in the insurance area and possible solutions is required, including how best to address under-insurance and non-insurance for natural disasters.The recommendations in this submission could be considered as part of this Review. It is important the Review consider and recommend additional reforms as well.Availability: (1)

New players, partners and processes : a public sector without boundaries. /

by Edwards, Meredith (ed.) | Langford, John (ed.).

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. National Institute for Governance, University of Canberra 2002Description: 186 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references. New players, partners and processes : a public sector without boundaries? -- cover Contents: Forward / Meredith Edwards and Evert Lindquist -- Introduction : Boundary spanning and public sector reform / John Langford and Meredith Edwards -- Part I : Engaging the private sector in service delivery. -- Enterprise governance : the limits and shortcomings of quasi-markets as a tool of social policy - the case of Australia's economic services reforms / Mark Considine -- Public, private and voluntary sector partnerships in employment programs : what are the practical boundaries? / David Good -- Commentary / Peter Shergold -- Discussion / Chair, Sue Vardon -- Part 2 : Managing public-private partnerships. -- Managing public-private partnerships in Canada / John Langford -- Partnerships and collaboration : propositions from experience / Alison McClelland -- Commentary / Glyn Davis -- Discussion / Chair, Paul Barratt -- Part. 3: Devolution and discretion: building community based management into contemporary governance. -- Community based management in complex ecosystems / Rod Dobell -- Building community based resource management into contemporary governance : the Australian experience / Kathy Wellman -- Commentary / Roger Beale -- Discussion / Chair, Mark Turner -- Part 4: Horizontal coordination - how far have we gone and how far can we go? -- Horizontal coordination : the Australian experience / Jenny Stewart -- Culture, control or capacity : meeting contemporary horizontal challenges in public sector management / Evert Lindquist -- Commentary / Michael Keating -- Discussion / Chair, Patrick Weller.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Personalising public services : understanding the personalisation narrative /

by Needham, Catherine.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2011Description: iv, 209 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: Personalisation - the idea that public services should be tailored to the individual, with budgets devolved to the service user or frontline staff - is increasingly seen as the future of the welfare state. This book focuses on how personalisation evolved as a policy narrative and has mobilised such wide-ranging political support. It will be a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in public policy and social policy and for researchers and practitioners working in related fields.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Policies towards full employment : proceedings of the Helsinki, conference of the OECD, European Commission and the Government of Finland, January 2000. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2000Description: 219 p. : ill.Online Access: OECD iLibrary (Read only) Notes: International conference was held in Helsinki on 27 and 28 January 2000. April 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Promoting inclusive growth : challenges and policies

by de Mello, Luiz (ed.) | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Dutz, Mark A. (ed.).

Publisher: Paris, France OECD Publishing 2012Description: 285 p. : ill. (Online Resource).Online Access: Website Notes: Includes bibliographical references. The volume is based on the proceedings of a conference co-organised by the OECD Economics Department and the World Bank on 24-25 March 2011.Summary: This volume discusses several policy challenges facing countries to achieve and sustain inclusive growth. The volume is based on the proceedings of a conference co-organised by the OECD Economics Department and the World Bank on 24-25 March 2011, which brought together academics and practitioners from advanced, emerging-market and developing economies. While discussions on strong growth typically focus on the pace of economic expansion, those on inclusiveness also delve into the patterns of growth and on how its benefits are shared among the various social groups. An important message that came out of the conference is that strong growth is not necessarily inclusive and that policy action is needed to make sure that pro-growth initiatives also foster inclusiveness. ; Contents: Executive summary - The political economy of inclusive growth /Mushtaq H. Khan - Finance, regulation and inclusive growth /Ross Levine - Individualised service provision and the new welfare state: are there lessons from Northern Europe for developing countries? / Charles Sabel - Making green sources of growth more inclusive / Sjak Smulders - Fiscal democracy or why sound fiscal policy, budget consolidation and inclusive growth require fewer, not more, attempts to control the future / C. Eugene Steuerle - Sequencing public interventions tosupport techno-entrepreneurship / Morris Teubal and Yevgeny Kuznetsov - Competition and innovation-driven inclusive growth / Mark A. Dutz, Ioannis N. Kessides, Stephen D. O'Connell and Robert D. Willig - Policy debate: How do you make growth more inclusive? / William R. WhiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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