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Institutional challenges for the global China : sustainable foreign direct investment and labour rights amongst supply chains in China. /

by Lillywhite, Serena.

Publisher: unpub.Paper presented at the forthcoming conference, `Institutional challenges for the global China', Monash University, 13-14 November 2003. 2003Description: 18 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2003 Bibliography: p. 16-17Summary: This paper explores the relationship between sustainable foreign direct investment (FDI), corporate social responsibility and responsible supply chain management in China. Corporate social responsibility is increasingly being recognised as part of the global business landscape, however, supply chain management rarely gives recognition to labour rights and environmental standards. Sustainable foreign direct investment must include responsible supply chain management and investment practices that promote labour standards, particularly in developing countries such as China.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Marginal tenures - a national picture : a policy paper on boarding houses, caravan parks and other marginal housing tenures /

by Eastgate, Jon | National Shelter | Hunter, Judith | Wallace, Helen.

Publisher: [Adelaide, S.A.?] National Shelter 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Marginal Tenures Policy Paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2011 Prepared by 99 Consulting for National ShelterSummary: This is a policy paper on boarding houses, caravan parks & other marginal housing tenures. Approximately 75,000 Australians live in boarding houses and caravan parks, and the majority of these are highly disadvantaged. While some households choose these forms of housing for reasons of lifestyle or location, they often serve as housing of last resort? for individuals and households who are on the verge of homelessness. Evidence on supply trends in these sectors is mixed. Formal sources of data, most of them incomplete, report either small declines in supply or a steady state. Those working in the field, however, have consistently reported continued loss of stock.Availability: (1)

National garment industry sustainability roundtable : summary report /

by St James Ethics Centre.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. St James Ethics Centre 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 29th of January 2010 "Held at Investment Centre Victoria Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, Melbourne." "Discussions about Travelling textiles: a sustainability roadmap of natural fibre garments report and garment product roadmap produced by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the broader sustainability impacts in this industry."Summary: On Friday 29 January 2010 in Melbourne 32 stakeholders across the garment industry representing business, industry, government and NGOs gathered to discuss the findings and recommendations stemming from the Travelling textiles: a sustainability roadmap of natural fibre garments report and garment product roadmap produced by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the broader sustainability impacts in this industry.Availability: (1)

National Housing Supply Council 2nd State of supply report 2010 /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community ervices and Indigenous Affairs. National Housing Supply Council.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010Summary: While housing affordability for first home buyers and private renters declined over the decade to 2008, the global financial crisis and lowering of interest rates have subsequently meant short-term improvements in affordability for mortgagees. In 2007-08, there were over 300,000 lower income home buyers paying more than 30 per cent of their gross income in mortgage repayments (a common definition of 'housing stress'). Around 160,000 of these households were paying more than half of their income in repayments. Many of these mortgagees would have experienced a lowering of repayments during and after the global financial crisis because of lower interest rates. Renters, however, have not benefited directly from the lowering of interest rates. In 2007-08, some 445,000 lower income households renting privately were in 'housing stress'; around 170,000 paid more than half their gross household income in rent. These affordability outcomes are the direct result of the ways in which housing supply shortages play out in the market. In 2007-08, there were 814,000 lower income private renters for whom the rents charged for some or all of 1.4 million private rental dwellings were nominally affordable. However, over three-quarters of these rental dwellings were in fact occupied by households in higher income groups, leaving a shortfall of almost 500,000 dwellings that were both affordable and available for those in the bottom 40 per cent of the income distribution. The strong demand for housing resulting from population growth, coupled with falls in residential construction in many submarkets, is also likely to lead to tighter rental markets across the country.Availability: (1)

National Housing Supply Council State of supply report 2008 /

by Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community ervices and Indigenous Affairs. National Housing Supply Council.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The National Housing Supply Council's first State of Supply Report focuses on: projections of underlying demand and of land and housing supply over 20 years from 2008 to 2028 the gap between housing demand and supply and implications for submarkets, with particular attention on affordability issues for lower income households a number of current influences on supply and demand, as well as the need for research to better understand how these impact on the housing market discussion of data collection and methodology, including the need for more sophisticated modelling, and the need to improve data collection and analysis, particularly on land supply for residential development. The Council's information gathering and consultation with the housing industry and State, Territory and local governments took place from mid-2008. This was a period of fundamental change in the economic environment, from a period of high interest rates and sustained high levels of economic growth to the sudden and major disruption of the global financial crisis. The Council has endeavoured to factor some of the possible effects of the global financial crisis into our projections of housing demand and supply.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Pursuing corporate responsibility in China - supply chain management and labour rights. /

by Lillywhite, Serena.

Publisher: unpub.Paper presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economic Studies Australia (ACESA), Melbourne 2-3 October 2003. 2003Description: 19 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 17-18Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Shifting gears : employment in the automotive components manufacturing industry. /

by Australia. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Standing Committee on Employment, Workplace Relations and Workforce Participation 2006, c.1999Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aph.gov.au/house/committee/ewrwp/automanufacturing/report/fullreport.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:39:09 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Submission re the fifteen recommendations in the TCF Review report Building innovative capability. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: 11 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2009 Contact: Emer Diviney, Research and Policy Centre Bibliography: p. 11Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Travelling textiles : a sustainability roadmap of natural fibre garments /

by Diviney, Emer | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Lillywhite, Serena.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. St James Ethics Centre 2009Description: 76 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2009 Bibliography : p. 71-76 "Discussions about this report located in the National garment industry sustainability roundtable summary report."Summary: The Australian Government (Treasury) has funded St James Ethics Centre to promote responsible business practice (RBP) in Australia. The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) is one of a number of organisations involved in the project. In collaboration with Green Capital and NetBalance, a product road mapping component has been undertaken. A product roadmap is a tool to better understand the environmental and social impacts of a particular product throughout the supply chain, and to assess ways in which these impacts can be mitigated. The BSL's focus was to develop a roadmap of the garment sector. This report and case study is the roadmap of two natural-fibre garments. It reveals how SMEs in the Australian textile and clothing sector could be assisted to improve their sustainability practice.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

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