Brotherhood of St Laurence

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Changing entitlements for the young unemployed. /

by Trethewey, Jenny | Burston, Olga.

Publisher: 1989Description: pp. 45-50.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: In 1987 the Federal Government changed the social security entitlements of unemployed 16 and 17 year olds. This article reports the findings of a Brotherhood of St Laurence study on the impact of these legislative changes on young unemployed people and their families.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Changing faces in Craigieburn and Roxburgh Park : Brotherhood of St Laurence community consultation

by Kelly, Linda | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Levi, Meredith | Denney, Helen.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2002Description: iii, 46 p.Online Access: Main | Summary Notes: June 2002; June 2002 see also AR2002.06AAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (2).
Children and the future of work /

by Crossley, Louise | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St. Laurence 1990Description: 49 p. Bibliography: p. 44-49.Other title: Child poverty policy review ; 3.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Closing the gap for TPV refugees in Victoria : a state-wide action plan : developing stronger co-ordination and strategy to address unmet needs of refugees on Temporary Protection Visa (TPVs) in Victoria

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Ecumenical Migration Centre 2005Description: 61 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Prepared by Ecumenical Migration Centre, Brotherhood of St LaurenceSummary: Closing the Gap for TPV Refugees in Victoria: A State-wide Action Plan proposes a series of recommendations to address this service fragmentation and guide resource allocation. The recommendations are specific and time-limited, developed to assist TPV refugees as they move through permanency to positive settlement outcomes for themselves and their families. The Action Plan seeks to bring stronger co-ordination and strategy to address unmet needs of TPV refugees in Victoria. Over an 18-24 month period, the proposed initiatives will bring timelimited, strategic and special purpose resources for a small, dispersed population of around 2,400 refugees soon to be joined by their families. Endorsed by the Project Advisory Group, the Action Plan will close the gap for TPV refugees, who continue to suffer the consequences of neglect and punitive policies over 5 or more years, to receive adequate and consistent basic support as they move towards permanent settlement and sponsor their families Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Closing the gaps : an evaluation of the job placement employment and training (JPET) : pilot program for homeless youth /

by Butlin, Andy | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Phyland, Paul | Lloyd, Robyn.

Publisher: s.l. Palm Management 1995Description: viii, 77 p.Other title: JPET evaluation report.Notes: Report prepared for the Department of Housing and Regional Development March 1995 Significant research report on JPET Brotherhood of St Laurence is mentioned several times through the reportAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Communities at work : lessons from Australia and OECD experience of employment development initiatives 1980-1994. /

by Vaneveld, Elizabeth.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1998Description: 82 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: February 1998. The future of work --cover.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Community activity and service delivery models : an overview of Brotherhood centres

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: iv, 17 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 15 Summary: Several Brotherhood of St Laurence sites and program clusters have been identified as active or potential community activity and service delivery centres. This paper outlines how they began, the community context, their aims, planned outcomes and target populations. This overview will contribute to our understanding of targeted, place-based interventions which seek to apply social inclusion principles.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Community attitudes to education in the Colac Otway Shire.

by Myconos, George | Brotherhood of St Laurence | McKenna, Angela.

Fitzroy, Vic Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2017Description: 81p . : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: February 2017 Research commissioned by Beyond the Bell Colac Otway Local Action Group, supported by Regional Development Victoria and the Colac Otway Shire PDF includes appendices. ; With Stephanie Yung, Rachel Wood and Cara Bradley Summary: This research was commissioned by the Colac Otway Local Action Group, one of six such groups within ‘Beyond the Bell’, an initiative dedicated to improving educational outcomes across six local government areas of Victoria’s Great South Coast. With the support of Regional Development Victoria and the Colac Otway Shire, and as part of its strategic review, the Local Action Group engaged the Brotherhood of St Laurence to undertake research into local community attitudes to education. Specifically, the Brotherhood was engaged to: • assess the extent to which education is valued in the Colac Otway Shire • convey community views on how education is delivered and experienced • glean what changes participants believe might lead to enhanced outcomes. Concern was prompted by formal measures such as Year 12 or equivalent attainment rates and Year 7–12 retention rates that lag behind the state average. In contemplating a range of causal factors, the Local Action Group focused on community attitudes to education and the role they might play in shaping outcomes. In effect, the research was to test an assumption that education is not highly valued in the community. While the Local Action Group’s immediate concerns were with secondary school indicators, the research task was to consider the broader educational experience, through primary, secondary, and beyond. Views were canvassed from those directly engaged in education – learners and educators – as well as from a cross-section of the community. Over a limited period (between mid September and mid November 2016), more than 420 people shared their views on education. Most contributed through a communitywide survey (337, with 135 under 18 years), while 85 took part in semistructured interviews and focus groups. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Community consultation with 2-5 year olds in Hobsons Bay

by Clough, Alissa | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Fatoumata, Diallo Roost | Dommers, Eric.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2013Description: iv, 36 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography : p. 36Summary: This report presents the results of a consultation with 2-5 year old children on behalf of Hobsons Bay City Council (HBCC). The information gathered through this consultation will be used to inform the Children and Young People's Plan currently being developed by HBCC. The aim is to build a picture about perceptions of life in Hobsons Bay through the eyes of local children to allow the Council to prioritise their planning based on community expectations and needs. The Brotherhood of St Laurence was engaged to contribute to identifying this community need. The researchers approached this task with a commitment to providing an opportunity for young children in Hobsons Bay to express their views, and influence decisions to create a child-friendly place to live, learn and play.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Community enterprise: the future of work

by O'Neill, K.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic Brotherhood of St Laurence 1998Description: vi, 40 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Connecting with Frankston families : examining service use for families in Frankston North, Karingal and Carrum Downs

by Davies, Carmelita | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Oke, Nicole.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: vi, 40 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report explores ways to strengthen the provision of services to 'hard to reach' families in Frankston North, Karingal and Carrum Downs, suburbs on Melbourne's outer metropolitan fringe. Parents and service staff were interviewed about factors which hindered or encouraged the use of services such as maternal and child health centres, dental services and childcare.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
Cost shifting in education : implications for government, the community sector and low income families

by Bond, Sharon | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report commissioned by the Equity in Education Alliance seeks to quantify in dollars the extent to which the Victorian community service organisations, including emergency relief providers, assist disadvantaged families to meet school education expenses. This costs data supports the argument that the cost of education has been shifted from the state to the individual, and that these costs are then shifted a second time, when disadvantaged families seek help from the community sector. In the Alliance?s view, failure to address educational inequity and ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation shows a lack of regard for human dignity, impedes the future economic and social inclusion of children and threatens the success of the national productivity agenda.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Councils as employers of choice : how hiring and procurement decisions can create employment for people with disability

by Mupanemunda, Maria | Brotherhood of St Laurence. Research and Policy Centre.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. : Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2020Description: 19 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Working Paper"Summary: How can local governments create employment opportunities for people with disability? Across Australia, employment rates for people with disability remained unacceptably low, even before the impact of COVID-19. Local councils can help to improve this situation by reviewing how they hire staff and where they purchase goods and services. As both major employers and procurers, local governments can create jobs for people with disability either within their own organisations or across their supply chains. Good practice disability employment strategies recognise and address organisational structural and functional barriers that would inhibit people with disability from participating. Similarly, all council purchasing decisions across the procurement cycle should take into account social value – that is, the economic, social and environmental impacts on the community. Three organisational factors that drive successful social procurement and also good practice in disability employment are: • rules: to establish a supportive policy environment • resources: to enable policy compliance • relationships: to allow stakeholder collaboration (Barraket, Keast & Furneaux 2016). Leveraging local government hiring and procurement decisions can help to narrow the disability employment gap. A wider range of collaborative policy initiatives is needed, however, for meaningful progress within the larger disability employment ecosystem across Australia. This research is a product of the Bayside Regional Partnership Disability Employment Project, an initiative of the BSL NDIS Local Area Coordination Team, the BSL Research and Policy Centre and the seven local governments servicing the Bayside Peninsula Region. The project aims to support Victorian councils in becoming employers of choice for people with disability. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Counting the cost : parental experiences of education expenses : results from the 2007 Education Costs Survey

by Bond, Sharon | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: iv, 14 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2008 Bibliography: p. 13-14 2 copiesSummary: This report examines the survey responses of 58 low-income Victorian families about the cost of their 129 primary and secondary school-aged children s participation in formal education during 2007. Although the survey was small in scale, it revealed that these parents faced considerable difficulties in paying education expenses, resulting in some children missing out on vital activities. To reduce the rate of students disengaging or dropping out, the writers recommend policy changes to eliminate financial hardship as a critical barrier for children in disadvantaged families.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
Credit to the community : low cost lending and consumer credit /

by Chalmers, Jenny | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Prosser, Bruce.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1990Description: 78 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 12/04/2001 copy in archivesSummary: This report focuses on the effectiveness of provision of low-cost loans to pensioners and beneficiaries by a group of community agencies in the inner Melbourne metropolitan area. These agencies have been partly funded by the Victorian Government under the Community Credit Program, an initiative launched in 1986 to improve the access of low-income people to affordable credit.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Dead ends : how our social security system is failing people with partial capacity to work / Karen Soldatic, Dina Bowman, Maria Mupanemunda & Patrick McGee (BSL)

by Soldatic, Karen | Brotherhood of St Laurence. Research and Policy Centre | Bowman, Dina | Mupanemunda, Maria | McGee, Patrick | University of Western Sydney | Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO).

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. : Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2021Description: 32 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: Abstract: Almost one-third of JobSeeker Payment recipients are people assessed as unable to work more than 15 hours a week. They face an uncertain future, with inadequate income support and little prospect of gaining employment in a competitive labour market. At a glance: The growing group of people on JobSeeker Payment who are deemed to have ‘partial capacity to work’ reflects a decade of changes to tighten eligibility and assessment for social security payments, especially the Disability Support Pension. The impact on many people with disability and/or chronic health conditions has been severe. Enabling economic security for these vulnerable people requires reforms across intersecting areas including the social safety net and employment assistance. Dive deeper: The partial capacity to work category illustrates how the social security system fails many vulnerable individuals, due to design faults that create poverty traps. This report examines the development of this classification and its impact on the lives of individuals and their households. It considers the onerous processes involved in applying and for the Disability Support Pension, and the economic and social costs of having to live instead on the much lower JobSeeker Payment with extra obligations. It also points to structural barriers facing people with disability and/or chronic health conditions in seeking employment. It recommends urgent policy changes in intersecting systems – especially social security and employment assistance – to enable people who cannot work full-time due to disability or ill health to gain economic security and live with dignity. This research was supported through a generous donation to BSL from ANZ. The authors of the report are from Western Sydney University (Karen Soldatic); BSL (Dina Bowman and Maria Mupanemunda); and the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) (Patrick McGee). Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Developing dialogues about poverty in Australia: key findings

by Jope, Sally.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: 4p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: February 2002 Website : http://www.bsl.org.auAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Developing independence : evaluating and educational initiative for young people facing homelessness : pilots 1 and 2

by Myconos, George | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2014Description: viii,25 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: A study of Developing Independence, a new, tailored course to guide the learning and career planning of young people who are risk of homelessness, found that online learning needs to be combined with supportive, face-to-face interaction in order to cater for diverse needs.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
Do training programs equip teachers with skills to teach disengaged students? A preliminary scan

by Hanson-Peterson, Jennifer | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2013Description: iii, 21 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This preliminary scan of the national and Victorian standards and of Victorian teacher training programs explored the extent to which course descriptions include the skills deemed essential for working with 'at-risk', disengaged studentsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Doing business responsibly : perceptions of ethical practice and governance of Australasia's top 100 companies

by Holm, Sonya | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Lillywhite, Serena.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: 31 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2002 Summary: In 2002 the Brotherhood of St Laurence was invited to participate as a research group investigating the category of Ethics and Corporate Governance for the Good Reputation Index which ranks the top 100 corporations operating in Australia. The overall GRI results were published in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald in October 2002. Doing business responsibly is the report of the Brotherhood of St Laurence research.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
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