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A clean solution : tackling climate change and sustainable development through clean technology /

by Herz, Steve.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. Action Aid 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: ActionAid report which argues that a truly green energy revolution is needed to meet both climate and poverty goals.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Tale of Two Blogospheres : Discursive Practices on the Left and Right /

by Benkler, Yochai | Harvard University. Berkman Center for Internet and Society | Shaw, Aaron.

Publisher: Boston, MA Harvard University. Berkman Center for Internet and Society 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 39-41Summary: Discussions of the political effects of the Internet and networked discourse tend to presume consistent patterns of technological adoption and use within a given society. Consistent with this assumption, previous empirical studies of the United States political blogosphere have found evidence that the left and right are relatively symmetric in terms of various forms of linking behavior despite their ideological polarizationAvailability: (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).

AHIN : Australian Housing Information Network. /

by Infoxchange Australia. Technology for Social Justice.

Publisher: 05/04/2004 17:31:29 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/04/2004 17:31:29 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: The AHIN website provides information on housing issues and trends, Australia-wide. It provides access to a store of housing and urban research, data and publications and links to key local, national, regional and international housing web sites and resources.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Appliances and their impact : the ownership of domestic technology and time spent on household work. /

by Bittman, Michael | Rice, James Mahmud | Wajcman, Judy.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Are students ready for a technology-rich world ? : what PISA studies tell us. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Programme for.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006Description: PDF.Availability: No items available

Australians at work : commentaries and sources. /

by Fox, Charles (ed.) | Lake, Marilyn (ed.).

Publisher: South Yarra, Vic. McPhee Gribble 1990Description: 268 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Better skills, better jobs, better lives : a strategic approach to skills policies /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: OECD Publishing 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 58-62Summary: Skills transform lives and drive economies. Without adequate investment in skills, people languish on the margins of society, technological progress does not translate into economic growth, and countries can no longer compete in an increasingly knowledge-based global society. People with poor skills face a much greater risk of experiencing economic disadvantage, and a higher likelihood of unemployment and dependency on social benefits. ; The OECD Skills Strategy provides a strategic framework to help countries understand more about how to invest in skills in a way that will transform lives and drive economies. It will help countries to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their existing national skills pool and skills systems, benchmark them internationally, and develop policies for improvement. In particular, the strategy provides the foundations upon which governments can work effectively with all interested parties - national, local and regional government, employers, employees, and learners.Availability: (1)

Bridging the digital divide : the role of community on-line access centres in Indigenous communities. /

by Daly, Anne.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Australian National University 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:21:51 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building bridges over the digital divide. /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Notes: Website : November 2001Availability: No items available

Building the bridge : a practical plan for a low-cost, low-emissions energy future /

by Wood, Tony | Grattan Institute.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Grattan Institute 2012Description: PDF.Other title: Grattan Institute report ; no. 2012-6.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2012 Bibliography : p. 59-62Summary: The carbon price is a vital step in creating a low-emissions future for Australia, but it needs further support. Investors are still struggling to overcome the risks surrounding low-emissions technologies and to get projects running at large scale and low cost. Grattan's report seeks to enable them to cross the bridge to commercial viability. It proposes that government enter into long-term contracts with project developers to provide electricity at a price that makes the most efficient technologies viable. Government awards the contracts through a series of six-monthly auctions, held over 10 years. Developers bid to provide low-emissions electricity and the lowest bids succeed. The goal is to get projects started at the lowest possible price. Once projects are running, the experience developers gain will enable them to produce electricity at low-cost and support can be withdrawn. It is a practical solution to an extremely difficult problem.Availability: (1)

Challenges for Australian education : results from PISA 2009 /

by Thomson, Sue | Australian Council for Educational Research | De Bortoli, Lisa | Nicholas, Marina | Hillman, Kylie | Buckley, Sarah.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The reading literacy of Australian 15-year-old students has fallen sharply over the past decade, results from the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reveal. The Australian national report shows Australia?s results have also slipped in mathematics but held ground in science. ; PISA measures how well 15-year-olds from across the globe are prepared to use their knowledge and skills in reading, mathematics and science to meet real-life challenges near the end of compulsory schooling. Sixty-five OECD and partner countries took part in PISA 2009, including a nationally representative sample of around 14,000 Australian students from 353 schools. Australia has now participated in four cycles of PISA since its inception in 2000. ; Australian students are still performing well above the OECD average but their results in reading literacy and mathematical literacy have declined significantly over recent years. Australian students scored an average of 515 points on the 2009 reading assessments, compared to the OECD average of 493 points. Australia?s overall performance declined by 13 score points from 2000 to 2009. The decline is primarily among higher achieving students and is more evident in some states than others. ; In mathematics Australian students achieved an average score of 514 points, significantly higher than the OECD average of 496. The result was similar to that achieved in 2006 but down on the 2003 result. The performance of Australian students in scientific literacy remained unchanged from PISA 2006 to PISA 2009 with an average score of 527 points. ; Very significant gaps in achievement remain between Australian students by gender, Indigenous status, location and wealth. In some cases these are equivalent to several years of schooling.Availability: (1)

Changing work values : a Christian response. /

by Preece, Gordon.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Acorn Press 1995Description: xii, 300 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Climate effects of carbon taxes, taking into account possible other future climate measures /

by Habermacher, Florian | CESifo Group | Kirchg ssner, Gebhard.

Publisher: Munich, Germany CESifo Group 2011Description: PDF.Other title: CESifo working paper ; no. 3404.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Appendices pp. 21-33 Bibliography p. 33Summary: The increase of fuel extraction costs as well as of temperature will make it likely that in the medium-term future technological or political measures against global warming may be implemented. In assessments of a current climate policy the possibility of medium-term future developments like backstop technologies is largely neglected but can crucially affect its impact. Given such a future measure, a currently introduced carbon tax may more generally mitigate climate change than recent reflections along the line of the Green Paradox would suggest. Notably, the weak and the strong version of the Green Paradox, related to current and longer-term emissions, may not materialize. Moreover, the tax may allow the demanding countries to extract part of the resource rent, further increasing its desirability.Availability: (1)

Climate mitigation or technological revolution? : a critical choice of futures /

by Snooks, Graeme.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Global Dynamic Systems Centre 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In this paper the author argues that the theoretical models, both climatic and economic, the experts have so far employed to estimate the range of possible future greenhouse gas concentrations, resulting temperature increases, and costs of both business as usual and mitigation/adaptation policies, are totally inappropriate.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Cloud culture: the global future of cultural relations /

by Leadbeater, Charles | Counterpoint. British Council.

Publisher: London, U.K. Counterpoint. British Council 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Copy edited by Julie Pickard Series design by modernactivity Bibliography : p. 83-87Summary: The internet, our relationship with it, and our culture is about to undergo a change as profound and unsettling as the development of Web 2.0 in the last decade, which saw Google and YouTube, Facebook and Twitter become mass, world-wide phenomena. This 87-page report argues that over the next ten years, the rise of cloud computing will not only accelerate the global battle for control of the digital landscape, but will almost certainly recast the very ways in which we exercise our creativity and forge relationships across the world's cultures.Availability: (1)

Communication, Creativity and Global Citizenship: Refereed Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2009 /

by Flew, Terry (ed.) | Australian and New Zealand Communication Association.

Publisher: Campbell, ACT Australian and New Zealand Communications Association 2009Other title: Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual.Summary: The 2009 Australian and New Zealand Communications Association conference (ANZCA09), held at QUT in Brisbane from July 8-10, 2009, brought together 242 communications researchers from 20 countries. The ANZCA09 conference was held at the Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove, where university staff and facilities are co-located with media businesses, arts companies and residential accommodation, and attracted 200 papers and panel presentations over the three days. ; Digital media technologies enable new modes of social networking and participation that challenge the sender-receiver, producer-consumer orthodoxies of 20th century mass media and mass communication. Meanwhile, the challenges of globalisation and multicultural societies are presenting both the need and the opportunity for new forms of citizenship that cross national boundaries. These challenges raise questions of global citizenship and public communication spaces that require new attention to be given to questions of global media ethics and intercultural communicative capacities.Availability: No items available

Convergence review : interim report /

by Australia. Department of Broadband, Communications and the igital Economy.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011Summary: The Convergence Review is an independent review established by the Australian Government to examine the policy and regulatory frameworks that apply to the converged media and communications landscape in Australia.Availability: (1)

Coping when everything is digital : digital documents and issues in document retention. /

by Gillespie, Julian | Fair, Patrick | Lawrence, Adrian.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Baker & McKenzie Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:25 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Could online marketplaces tackle poverty? /

by Rowan, Wingham | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This Viewpoint explores he case for 'national e-markets', which could create economic opportunities for people in poverty. These would be safe, convenient, accessible Internet marketplaces with ultralow overheads. The private sector alone cannot create these marketplaces, but they could quickly be realised using the same model that created the National Lottery.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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