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Happiness : lessons from a new science. /

by Layard, Richard.

Publisher: New York, NY Penguin 2005Description: ix, 310 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-297) and index.Summary: Economist Richard Layard contests the view prevailing among western governments (and many economists) that perfect markets will lead us to the greatest happiness that is possible, given people s wants and resources. In this book he explores the evidence (from psychology, sociology, neuroscience, economics and other disciplines) for what really makes people happy and therefore what steps we should be taking to make live really worth living.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Happiness and the Human Development Index : Australia is not a paradox /

by Leigh, Andrew | Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy esearch | Wolfers, Justin.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2005Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Helping the needy. /

by Challen, Michael B.

Publisher: unpub. 1992Description: 11p.Notes: Talk given at "Future perspectives forum for young adult Australians, 9 July 1992 "Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

How are we to live? : ethics in an age of self-interest. /

by Singer, Peter.

Publisher: Port Melbourne, Vic. Mandarin 1993Description: xiii, 318.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-302) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

How Australia compares. /

by Tiffen, Rodney | Gittins, Ross.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Cambridge University Press 2004Description: xii, 282 p.Summary: This is a handy reference which compares Australia with 17 other developed democracies on a wide range of social, economic and political measures, from traffic accidents to health expenditure. An academic (Tiffin) and an economics columnist (Gittins) combine to provide a rich source of material for journalists, researchers, students and anyone fascinated by quirky statistics such as the Transparency International Bribe Payers Index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

How the new paternalism frames social policy. /

by Fraser, Gael.

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, `Work, wages and welfare : selected papers from the 1999 ACOSS Congress'. 2000Description: p. 47-54.Notes: The annual 1999 ACOSS Congress was held in Sydney from November 11-12 Rec. no. for congress: B9696 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Human rights : corporate responsibility : a dialogue. /

by Rees, Stuart (ed.) | Wright, Shelley (ed.).

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Pluto Press 2000Description: xii, 339 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part I National and international agendas. 1 Human rights and business controversies / Stuart Rees and Shelley Wright -- 2 The status of human rights in Australia / David Robinson and Chris Sidoti -- 3 Doing business-doing culture : corporate citizenship and community / David Birch and Mark Glazebrook -- 4 Globalisation and the erosion of civil society / Clive Hamilton -- Part II Acknowledging indigenous peoples' rights. 5 Our culture/our future : indigenous cultural and intellectual property rights / Terri Janke -- 6 Sharing benefits : lessons in regard to mining and Native Title / Chris Burnup -- 7 Mining and the Native Title post-Wik / Frank Brennan -- 8 Bridge of division or bridge of understanding? Hindmarsh Island, business and rights / Maureen Tehan -- Part III Globalisation and corporate interests. 9 Globalisation, trade policy and labour standards / Roy Green -- 10 The impact of international trade regimes on cultural rights / Myra J. Tawfik -- 11 Women, development and corporate responsibility / Robert McCorquodale -- 12 Multinational corporations and workers' rights / Clare Duffield -- 13 Managerialism meets human rights : the consequences for children / Toby Fattore, Michael Galloway-Smith and Nick Turnbull -- Part IV The corporate world in Asia. 14 Interdependence of business and human rights / Robert J.L Hawke -- 15 Human rights in the corporate world in Asia : practicalities and ethics / John Allen -- 16 Business ethics and corruption in Asia / Richard Basham -- 17 Crony capitalism : human rights, women and development in the Asia-Pacific region / Shelley Wright -- Part V Dialogue for the twenty-first century. 18 Developing corporate conscience / Robert C. Hinkley -- 19 Omissions in the twentieth century - priorities for the twenty-first / Stuart ReesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

In the eye of the beholder : opinions on welfare and justice in comparative perspective. /

by Svallfors, Stefan (ed.).

Publisher: Umea, Sweden The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation in association with Impello Saljsupport AB 1995Description: 127 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Indicators of community strength at the local government area level in Victoria. /

by Victoria. Department of Victorian Communities. Strategic Policy and.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: ' This report examines fifteen indicators of community strength across the 79 Local Government Areas in Victoria. Four new indicators have been included from the first report "Indicators of Community Strength in Victoria". These are participation in organised sport, liking the community you live in, parental participation in schools and participation on decision making boards and committees. The report shows there is significant variation in aspects of community strength across Local Government Areas and that it is therefore important to take the character of local areas into account when developing policies designed to strengthen communitiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Indicators of community strength in Victoria . /

by Victoria. Department of Victorian Communities. Strategic Policy and.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: ' This report examines eleven indicators of community strength such as feeling safe in the streets after dark, being able to have a say on local issues, volunteering, and having networks of people who can provide support in a crisis. The report examines time trends (2001-2003), population groups and the results of a pilot of the indicators measured at the small geographic level (local government area). The indicators quantify some of the key functions of communities as places that provide opportunities for participation and social support, and that build social capital.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Inequality reexamined /

by Sen, Amartya.

Edition: New ed.Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Oxford University Press 1995Description: :242: p. : 1ill. ; 22cm.Summary: Amartya Sen argues that the dictum "all people are created equal" serves largely to deflect attention from the fact that we differ in age, gender, talents, and physical abilities as well as in material advantages and social background. He argues for concentrating on higher and more basic values: individual capabilities and freedom to achieve objectives. By concentrating on the equity and efficiency of social arrangements in promoting freedoms and capabilities of individuals, Sen adds an important new dimension to arguments about such vital issues as gender inequalities, welfare policies, affirmative action, and public provision of health care and education.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).

Involving children and young people in research : a compendium of papers and reflections from a think tank co-hosted by the Australian Research Aliiance for Children and Youth & the NSW Commission for Children and Young /

by Australian Research Aliiance for Children and Youth.

Publisher: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Involving Children and Young People in Research is a compendium of papers that seek to define and address those challenges within the broader context of changing attitudes toward the right of children and young people to play an active role in the decisions and actions that shape their lives. Involving children and young people in participatory research can be of great benefit to the young participants as well as to researchers. However that involvement also raises a number of ethical and access challenges. The compendium is one result of a symposium held in November 2008, co-hosted by ARACY and the NSW Commission for Children and Young People. The Think Tank brought together leaders in the field of participatory research to share their experience and identify what works and what doesn?t work in research that is with and by children ? as well as for and about them.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Leadership and vision in social action : when the dream expires, can the vision revive? / The Eighth G.T. Sambell Memorial Oration delivered by The Right Reverend Robert Dann

by Dann, Robert | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. G. T. Sambell Memorial Trust 1988Description: 17 p. PDF.Other title: The Sambell Memorial Oration.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Occasional Paper - Companions of St Laurence - 1988" - Front cover Delivered on 27 November 1988 at the 58th Foundation Festival of the Brotherhood of St Laurence.Summary: These words compress in a startling way what most have experienced: the dramatic dichotomy between vision and action. The cost in loving might ultimately stop us in our tracks, if, for no other reason we are exhausted, we have had enough. But the dream its e lf may falter and fa il. Where, then, are we to find the fresh springs of action? I am sure Dostoevsky did not discount the significance and essential value of the dreaming. Everyone committed and engaged in welfare in our society must dream, and do their dreaming well, if they are to be of use. This truth applies to the individual with a vocation to help even one person; it applies equally and with accumulated force to any welfare organisation which aspires to influence. Browning understood the priority of the dream when he wrote: "A man's vision must exceed his grasp or what's a heaven for?" Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Left directions : is there a third way? /

by Nursey-Bray, Paul (ed.) | Bacchi, Carol Lee (ed.).

Publisher: Crawley, W.A. University of Western Australia Press 2001Description: vi, [i] 254p.Notes: Includes a chapter by Nic Frances : 'A third way for welfare' pp.42-50. Contents: Introduction. Socialism and the Third Way/Paul Nursey -- Bray and Carol Lee Bacchi -- I. Presenting the Third Way. In defence of the Third Way/ Mark Latham -- Is there a Third Way?/Geoff Gallop -- A Third Way for Welfare?/ Nicholas Frances -- II. Questioning the Third Way. What directions are left?/ Paul Nursey-Bray -- The Third Way : social project or normal politics? -- Welfare, citizenship and the Third Way/ Clem Macintyre -- Class complexity versus Third Way reductionism -- Dealing with 'difference' : beyond 'multiple subjectivity's'/ Carol Lee Bacchi -- Globalisation and international justice : humanitarian intervention and the 'Third Way'/ Michael Sullivan -- III. Debates on the left. Labour and the left/Carol Johnson -- Rebuilding community : welfare issues and the welfare state/Gael Fraser -- A possessive investment in patriarchal whiteness : nullifying native title/ Aileen Moreton-Robinson --The sound of one hand grasping at straws? Struggles for quality and equity in public school education/ Pat Thomson -- Negotiating difference : debatable feminism/ Chris Beasley. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Locking up family values : the detention of immigrant families. /

by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service | Women s Commission for Refugee Women and Children.

Publisher: New York, NY Women s Commission for Refugee Women and Children 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:39:40 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Looking for leadership : Australia in the Howard years. /

by Horne, Donald.

Publisher: Ringwood, Vic. Viking 2001Description: 296 p.Notes: Includes index.Summary: Published in 2001, this book is a commentary on Australian political life under Prime Minister John Howard (to that date), as it has affected ordinary Australians. Horne argues that the period is characterised by a lack of visionary leadership which has resulted in a nation of people full of possibilities but waiting to resume their history .Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Make poverty history : tackle corruption. /

by Kasper, Wolfgang.

Publisher: St Leonards, NSW The Centre for Independent Studies 2006Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Meanings of a long life : cultural, social and historical perspectives /

by Carr, Ashley | Brotherhood of St Laurence. Research and Policy Centre | Biggs, Simon | Kimberley, Helen.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence. Research and Policy Centre 2013; University of Melbourne. Centre for Public Policy 2013Description: 47 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2013Summary: By examining the meanings accorded to older age in different historical periods, cultures and belief systems, this study aims to broaden contemporary understanding of ageing and old age, and so to challenge the one-size-fits-all mentality of policy related to ageing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Morals and policy public duty and private responsibilities in the employment to retirement transition. /

by Shaver, Sheila | Thompson, Merrin.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2001Description: 29 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2001 Includes bibliographical references (p. 28-29)Availability: (1)

New Policy Institute. /

by New Policy Institute.

Publisher: 12/09/2003 08:39:00 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 12/09/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: The New Policy Institute is a independent progressive think tank, founded in 1996 in Great Britain with a mission to advance social justice in a market economy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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