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Beyond neo-liberalism : the social investment state? /

by Perkins, Daniel | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy | Smyth, Paul.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2004Description: 18 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 3.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-18) October 2004 An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) Congress held 4-6 August 2004. Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013Summary: The authors explore the concept of the ‘social investment state’ examining major writings in which it has been developed. They consider policy developments in the United Kingdom and the European Union which exemplify the model, and reflect on elements of it which are emerging (though less explicitly at the federal level) in Australia. They argue that strengths of the social investment model include its reuniting of economic and social policy, its commitment to equality of opportunity and its fostering of economic participation (with the caution that participation is often too narrowly defined).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Closing the gap? : the role of wage, welfare and industry policy in promoting social inclusion /

by Smyth, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Foenander Public Lecture 2007 2007Description: 17 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references ( p. 14-17) Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Financial inclusion in Australia : towards transformative policy /

by Arashiro, Zuleika | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and University of Melbourne Centre for Public Policy 2010Description: 18 p. : ill.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 13.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010 Bibliography : p. 15-18Summary: This paper explores the need for policies in Australia which not only provide individual and community-based access to financial services but also target systemic barriers which feed the process of financial exclusion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From risk to opportunity : labour markets in transition /

by Ziguras, Stephen J | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Hancock, Linda | Considine, Mark | Howe, Brian.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: 17 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2004 Includes bibliographical references SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: The ‘From Risks to Opportunity: Labour Markets in Transition’ project aims to respond to the social and economic circumstances of the 21st century by drawing on a range of researchers across Australia to develop new policy directions based on the concept of transitional labour markets (TLMs). It is funded by a two year Australia Research Council (ARC) Linkages grant and led by Prof. Mark Considine and Prof. Brian Howe from the Centre for Public Policy and Associate Prof. Linda Hancock from Deakin University, in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence, CEDA and the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR). This background paper describes the significant social and economic changes over the last three decades which have rendered traditional policy assumptions obsolete. It then describes the notion of transitional labour markets which could form the basis for a new approach to policy more in tune with contemporary social and economic circumstances.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Governing the social : reconfiguring state and civil society relations. /

by Reddel, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2006Description: 20 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 6.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 17-20) November 2006 This paper is developed from a presentation at a symposium, `Governments and communities in partnership : the next steps', organised by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, in May 2005.Summary: Tim Reddel argues that contemporary governance of social policies is characterised by shifting risks and responsibilities between sectors and interests and by a dominant neo-liberal agenda. He uses empirical research from place-based policy making and community strengthening initiatives in Queensland, together with a historical policy scan, to examine the policy trends. The paper highlights the limited conceptual and policy thinking underpinning the relationship between government and society, and questions the assumption that networks and partnerships are inherently democratic and participatory.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Labour market transitions in Australia : employment, flexibility and security in a liberal welfare regime. /

by Ziguras, Stephen J | Stricker, Peter.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented to the TLM.NET Conference `Quality in labour market transitions : a European challenge', Amsterdam, 25-26 November 2004. 2004Description: 25 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

New Social Settlement Project : National Consultation Strategy Report. /

by Hancock, Linda | Howe, Brian.

Publisher: [Carlton, Vic.] The Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2003Description: 45 p.Notes: June 2003 "The initial project was an ARC SPIRT grant (2000-2001) with Professor Brain Howe and Associate Professor Linda Hancock, in partnership with CEDA, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Associate Professor Maryann Wulff (Monash University)." Investigators: Marion Frere, Jill Murray & Stephen Ziguras.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

On dignity : social inclusion and the politics of recognition /

by Morrison, Zoe | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and University of Melbourne, Centre for Public Policy 2010Description: 23 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 12.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2010 Bibliography : p. 20-23Summary: This paper discusses the role that a politics of recognition can play in strengthening the philosophical foundations of social inclusion thinking, and creating a better understanding of social inclusion in conceptualisation, policy and practice overall. 'Recognition' refers to a reciprocal respect for both the unique and equal status of all others.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Putting a positive gloss on welfare state de-structuring? : recent British experience /

by Jones Finer, Catherine | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2004Description: 14 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 2.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-14) September 2004 This paper is developed from a presentation at a symposium `From welfare state to social investment state?' hosted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, University of Melbourne Centre for Public Policy and Victorian Council of Social Services in Melbourne on 5 July 2004.Summary: Catherine Finer traces social policy developments in Britain since the post World War 2 emergence of the welfare state, paying particular attention to the way such developments have been presented by politicians, academics and the media. She argues that in spite of the rhetoric of the ‘Thatcher revolution’ and the ‘Third Way’ and social investment, the reality has involved far less transformation of policy and of the socio-political landscape than proponents of the successive policies claimed.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Putting people in the picture? : the role of the arts in social inclusion. /

by Barraket, Jo | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2005Description: 19 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 4.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 16-19) February 2005Summary: Through a review of international and local research, Jo Barraket investigates how arts-based programs contribute to social inclusion for disadvantaged individuals and groups. She outlines arts activities involving the Brotherhood of St Laurence and its partners, to illustrate diverse project approaches. She identifies strengths of arts initiatives, including the fact that they are viewed positively by participants and they provide interactive contexts for addressing difficult social issues, but notes that there is a need to develop evaluation methods that adequately capture the effects of the arts on social inclusion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Sen and Bourdieu : understanding inequality /

by Bowman, Dina | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2010Description: 16 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 14.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2010 Bibliography : p. 14-16Summary: Amartya Sen's capabilities approach has become increasingly popular in Australian social and economic policy making circles. While it has much to offer, it emphasises normative understandings of freedom or capability and overlooks the role of culture in shaping the choices that men and women make and perceive as possible or reasonable. In this paper, I draw on my experience of a joint longitudinal study that examines the employment, retention and advancement of low-paid workers in Australia. A key element of this work is an examination of motivations and aspirations. I reflect on my use of Pierre Bourdieu's concepts in analysing how the men and women in the study make sense of and respond to their circumstances as they move in and out of low-paid work. I argue that while a capabilities approach is useful in evaluating inequality, Bourdieu's concepts of field, forms of capital and habitus, especially as they have been developed by feminists, enable a deeper understanding of the processes and experience of inequality.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Single parents and poverty. /

by Howe, Brian | Pidwell, Ruth.

Publisher: [Carlton, Vic.] Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2003Description: 38 p.Notes: June 2003 Includes bibliographical references.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social investment in human capital : revisioning Australian social policy. /

by Smyth, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2007Description: 15 p.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 8.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 13-15) September 2007 This paper is developed from a presentation at the conference 'From Welfare to Social Investment : Reimagining Social Policy for the Life Course' hosted by the Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, with partners including the Brotherhood of St Laurence, in Melbourne, 21-22 February 2007. Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013) INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Paul Smyth argues that the concepts of social investment and human capital potentially provide key building blocks for a successful reintegration of economic and welfare policy in Australia. He surveys the history of the social investment state as it has moved out of the shadow of the postwar welfare state and finds hope in the recent National Reform Agenda s emphasis on addressing wider socioeconomic factors which inhibit participation and productivity.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Valuing care in Australia : achieving pay equity in the social and community services sector /

by Allebone, James | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne 2011Description: p. 14.Other title: Social policy working paper ; no. 15.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : p. 12-14Summary: In the context of an historic Equal Remuneration Case, this paper argues that the low pay endemic to the social and community services sector in Australia is primarily the result of the sector's volunteer past and highly feminised character, and represents a serious undervaluing of care. In the likely event that Fair Work Australia grants a substantial award increase, state and federal governments must subsidise additional costs for employers in this vital sector. Broader questions about welfare provision are also raised.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Weighing up Australian values : balancing transitions and risks to work and family in modern Australia. /

by Howe, Brian.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. UNSW Press 2007Description: 207 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 188-195) and index. School to work Into & out of work Retirement & ageing 2 CopiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

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