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Submission to the Independent Review of Breaches and Penalties in the Social Security System /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2001Description: 6 p PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Submission to the Independent Review of Centrepay / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Morka, Christine.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2013Description: 14 p. PDF.Other title: BSL submission to the Independent Review of Centrepay.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: The Brotherhood believes that Centrepay is a valued budgeting tool for many people living on Centrelink payments. As strong supporters of the financial management principles behind it, we believe it has potential to further develop its approach to building the financial capability of its customers. We welcome the opportunity to submit the following recommendations to the Independent Review for consideration. We look forward to learning the outcomes of the review and, in doing so, call for improved transparency to both clients and consumer advocates as to how the financial capability objectives of the Centrepay system are achieved practically through the implementation of the service.Availability: (1)

Submission to the Treasury's National Credit Reform Green Paper /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2010 Bibliography : p. 13Summary: The Brotherhood welcomes further efforts by policy makers to address financial exclusion, including consideration of the issues presented in the National Credit Reform Green Paper. In this submission, we respond to the following areas of the Green Paper: regulation of short-term, small-amount lending (chapter 5) ; regulation of consumer leases (chapter 6) ; regulation of credit cards (chapter 2) ; enhancement to the National Consumer Credit Protection Regime (chapter 7) ; coverage of credit under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 and avoidance practices (chapter 8).Availability: (1)

Submission to the Working Age Task Force /

by Welfare Rights Unit (Vic.) | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2003Description: 15 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: In response to the discussion paper: 'Building a simpler system to help jobless families and individuals' June 2003 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Sustainable outcomes for disadvantaged job seekers : submission to the Australian Government on the future of employment assistance. / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 33 p. PDF.Other title: Brotherhood of St Laurence submission on the future of employment assistance .Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a long history of service delivery relevant to employment assistance as a not-for-profit provider, both prior and subsequent to the reforms implemented by the former Howard Government. Parallel to our progressive approach to assistance that maximises social and economic participation, the Brotherhood has a substantial record in research and policy analysis to ensure a more effective and responsive employment assistance system for disadvantaged job seekers. Our experience from direct service delivery, our recent innovations and our research show that the current employment assistance system is failing disadvantaged and marginalised Australians who seek a better life. Australia’s strong economy has absorbed those unemployed who require only minimal help to become work ready and obtain jobs. Yet we still have over one million unemployed and underemployed people, with an underutilisation rate of about 11 per cent and substantially higher levels in regional and local areas. Australia has had a very poor record in investment in people and communities over the past decade as evident from OECD data across education, skills building and active labour market programs. Too many Australians of all ages lack the education and skills to take up many of the current and future job opportunities. As our population ages, it will be imperative that we invest more in human capital to ensure a fully engaged and productive workforce. The Brotherhood welcomes the new Government’s commitment to prioritise social inclusion and skills development. We believe this offers a vital opportunity to complement much needed reform of mainstream employment assistance with targeted approaches to resolve structural barriers to employment and support job opportunities through infrastructure and capacity building at regional or neighbourhood levels. Our experience shows that the human capital development approach will not, by itself, engage disadvantaged communities and individuals. A closer alignment of employment assistance and skills building with community strengthening and neighbourhood renewal strategies is required. We suggest that the federal government collaborates with states and territories to develop regional Employment Boards in areas facing significant disadvantage as an integral component of a Social Inclusion Framework. These boards would include government, business and community sector representatives to collaborate on agreed local priorities. The resources currently spent on the Area Consultative Committees could be redirected to this approach. The Brotherhood believes that access to meaningful work can be a life-changing experience for disadvantaged people, improving their well-being, opening up personal choices and creating opportunities for their families and children through better health and education outcomes. We urge redirection of resources through service system reform to bring Australia’s commitments up to international best practice. Investment to maximise social and economic participation will pay long-term dividends by way of a more inclusive and productive society. We suggest that substantial savings, achievable through simplification and reconfiguration, may be diverted to implement the fundamental reforms needed to refocus and energise employment assistance in Australia for the next decade. Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

System error : an analysis of Centrelink penalties and Job Network participation reports. /

by Lackner, Sue | Marston, Greg.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Applied Social Research. School of Social Science and Planning. RMIT University 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://mams.rmit.edu.au/2cm0jo8h5o8o.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:18:17 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Tax theory and targeting : a survey. /

by Bradbury, Bruce.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 1999Description: 39 p.Notes: May 1999 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Testing new ways to increase the economic well-being of single-parent families : the effects of child support policies on welfare participants. /

by Cancian, Maria | Meyer, Daniel R | Roff, Jennifer.

Publisher: Madison WI Institute for Research on Poverty 2007Description: PDF.Notes: Family & early years Into & out of workAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The battle against exclusion : volume 2 : social assistance in Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Norway. /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 1998Description: 188 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-174)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The community expects... : public opinion about breach penalties for unemployed people

by Ziguras, Stephen J | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Flowers, Charne.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: 12 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2002 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Unemployed people who fail to comply with their activity test requirements are penalised by having their benefits reduced. Recent research has shown that the number of breaches has escalated dramatically since 1997 and that breaches are falling most heavily on the most disadvantaged job seekers. This study investigated whether the Australian public think the current levels of penalties for breaching are fair or not and what they think the penalties should be. This survey showed that the current penalty regime is not supported by the community, and that the public would support a reduction in breach penalties.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The Design of Unemployment Transfers : Evidence from a Dynamic Structural Life-Cycle Model /

by Haan, Peter | Institute for the Study of Labor | Prowse, Victoria.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2010Description: 38 p.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Discussion paper ;.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2010 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: In this paper we use a dynamic structural life-cycle model to analyze the employment, fiscal and welfare effects induced by unemployment insurance. The model features a detailed specification of the tax and transfer system, including unemployment insurance benefits which depend on an individual s employment and earnings history. The model also captures the endogenous accumulation of experience which impacts on future wages, job arrivals and job separations. For better identification of the structural parameters we exploit a quasinatural experiment, namely reductions over time in the entitlement period for unemploymentinsurance benefits which varied by age and experience. The results show that a policy cut in the generosity of unemployment insurance operationalized as a reduction in the entitlementperiod generates a larger increase in employment and yields a bigger fiscal saving than a cut operationalized as a reduction in the replacement ratio. Welfare analysis of revenue neutral tax and transfer reforms also favors a reduction in the entitlement period.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The dynamics of participation in Parenting Payment (Single) and the Sole Parent Pension. /

by Barrett, Garry F.

Publisher: Department of Family and Community Services 2001Description: v, 58 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 57-58) July 2001 "FaCS0596.0107" -- back cover. "This paper is one of a number of Policy Research papers arising from a labour market research workshop hosted by the Department of Family and Community Services in March 2000. The workshop featured commissioned research projects using the FaCS Longitudinal Data Set (LDS)."Availability: (1)

The dynamics of welfare participation among women who experienced teenage motherhood in Australia . /

by Jeon, Sung-Hee | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Kalb, Guyonne | Vu, Ha.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: "This study examines whether the factors that determine the welfare participation of women who experienced teenage motherhood differ from the factors that determine the welfare participation of women who had their first child at an older age. We examine these factors across the lifetimes of both groups of women. A dynamic random effects probit model is applied to investigate the extent of state dependence in welfare participation while allowing for observed and unobserved individual heterogeneity. We find evidence of state dependence for all women, but it is stronger for women who experienced teenage childbearing than for women who had a child at an older age. In addition, poor health is an important factor in increasing the probability of the welfare participation of women who experienced teenage childbearing." -- MIAESR.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The end of the welfare state? : responses to state retrenchment. /

by Svallfors, Stefan (ed.) | Taylor-Gooby, Peter (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 1999Description: xii. ; 244 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: 1 `Hollowing out' versus the new interventionism : public attitudes and welfare futures / Peter Taylor-Gooby ; 2 Changing labour market, new social divisions and welfare state support : Denmark in the 1990s / Jorgen Goul Andersen ; 3 The middle class and welfare state retrenchment : attitudes to Swedish welfare policies / Stefan Svallfors ; 4 Who wants to preserve the `Scandinavian service state'? : attitudes to welfare services among citizens and local government elites in Finland, 1992-6 / Helna Blomberg and Christian Kroll ; 5 Welfare state opinions among citizens, MP-candidates and elites : evidence from Finland / Pauli Forma ; 6 Progressive taxation farewell? : attitudes to income distribution and taxation in Sweden, Great Britain and the United States / Jonas Edlund ; 7 Within and without : labour status and political views in four welfare states / George Matheson and Michael Wearing ; 8 Need, citizenship or merit : public opinion on pension policy in Australia, Finland and Poland / Pauli Forma and Olli Kangas ; 9 Egalitarianism, perception of conflicts and support for transformation in Poland / Krzysztof Zagorski ; 10 And what if the state fades away? : the civilising process and the state / Zsuzsa FergeAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Henderson Report : still a blueprint for social policy? /

by Manning, Ian.

Description: p. 46-56.Notes: Indexed chapter Source: Reshaping Australian social policy: changes in work, welfare and families / Hancock, Linda (ed.); Howe, Brian (ed.); O'Donnell, Anthony (ed.). Growth / Committee for Economic Development of Australia ISSN: 0085-1280 : Issue 48 (Nov 2000) Call no.: 361.61 RES Barcode: 22510302Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The impact of breaching on income support customers : final report. /

by Eardley, Tony | Brown, Jude | Rawsthorne, Margot.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/reports/ImpactofBreaching.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:27:57 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The impact of social policy initiatives on labour supply incentives : a review of the literature. /

by Kalb, Guyonne | Australia. Department of Family and Community Services.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Family and Community Services 2003Description: vii, 56 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p.51-53) FaCS1052.0302 -- back coverAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The independent social security handbook /

by O'Halloran, Maree (ed.) | National Welfare Rights Network.

Edition: Online editionPublisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Welfare Rights Centre 2010Description: HMTL.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: login 1 - BSLlibrary login 2 - library@bsl.org.au password - BSLlibrary (Caps specific) Pd April 2012 Subscription type is: SUBSCRIBER, *There are four quarterly updates.Summary: The ONLINE EDITION Independent Social Security Handbook provides community workers in the front line with a simple, yet comprehensive guide to the main aspects of the Social Security system so that they can help their clients through the Social Security maze.Availability: (1)

The influence of child support and welfare on single parent families /

by Mckenzie, Hayley | Cook, Kay.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

The new paternalism and welfare reform. /

by Matthews, David.

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, N.S.W.in `Work, wages and welfare : selected papers from the 1999 ACOSS Congress'. 2000Description: p. 43-46.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).

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