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The Centre's Library and Resource Centre holds a wealth of domestic and international publications and newsletters, case materials and other information on corporate public affairs.

Australia: a leader in environmental solutionsL


Wallis, Clare (Managing Editor) (Focus Publishing Pty. Ltd., Double Bay, NSW., 1995)
A publication focusing on Australia’s capabilities in the environmental industry. A growing number of companies and organisations are involved in researching, developing and marketing solutions to environmental problems. Chapters include - water and waste water, waste management and recycling, land management and site rehabilitation, monitoring and instrumentation, and scientific and information services.

Australia’s youth: reality and risk.L


Various (Dusseldorp Skills Forum, Sydney, 1998)
A report by the Dusseldorp Skills Forum on the situation of young Australians. A national perspective relating to 15 to 19 year olds encompassing schools, income support, public expenditure, vocational education, the labour market and higher education.

Australian conceptions of poverty: reviewing the literatureL


Taylor, Janet (The Brotherhood of St. Laurence, Melbourne, 2000)
This paper presents of review of the literature (particularly Australian) around attitudes to and understandings of poverty in Australia. Key headings include:- ‘Poverty’: an overview - Australian Decision Makers and Poverty Discourses - Poverty and the Media - Australian Understandings of Poverty: Public Opinion and its Diversity.\ (See also V1, V2, V4, V5 and V6)

Australian Philanthropy: research papers 2000. Monograph no. 3L


Leat, Diana (ed.) (Philanthropy Australia Inc., Melbourne, 2000)
A collection of papers by Australian social researchers highlighting the interest in research of philanthropic giving in Australia. Headings include:- Understanding Australian Philanthropy - How the Tax Office Measures Philanthropy - The ‘non-profit’ Motive in Civil Society - Tax and Philanthropy in Australia: Equity and Transparency - Exceptional Givers: a Preliminary Study of the Foundations of Benevolence in Colonial Victoria - Philanthropy and Partnerships: Rural Communities Leading Change - A Many Headed Beast: A Review of the Literature on Strategic Philanthropy.

Azerbaijan, Oil and Geopolitics.L


Croissant, Cynthia (Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Commack, NY.)
A study into the difficulties faced by Azerbaijan following the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991, particularly with regard to the development of its large oil reserves off the Caspian Sea Coastline. The International Oil Companies have been encouraged to invest but face complex and overlapping geopolitical issues. Key headings include:- Overview of the Geography, History and Oil Resources of Azerbaijan - Sources of Political Risk for Azerbaijani Oil Resource Development - The Impact of Political Risk on Economic Growth in Azerbaijan.

B.H.P. and OK Tedi.L


B.H.P. Co. Ltd. (B.H.P. Co. Ltd., Melbourne, 1995.)
A video cassette produced by B.H.P. outlining the problems faced at the Ok Tedi copper mine in Papua New Guinea and highlighting the ways the company is attempting to remedy them. Booklet included. 10 mins.

B.H.P. at work in the environment.L


B.H.P. Co. Ltd. (Broken Hill Prop. Co. Ltd., Melbourne. 1994.)
A booklet detailing B.H.P.’s environmental policy in action. Company activities are fully described such as exploration, processing and rehabilitation together with B.H.P.’s approach to environmental management issues. Headings include:- Our Changing us of Resources - Offshore Exploration - Onshore Exploration - Minerals Recovery - Oil and Gas Production - Iron and Steelmaking - Petroleum Refining - Rehabilitation - Resource Use in the Future - B.H.P at work Worldwide.

Bad governmentL


Browning, Bob (Canonbury Press, Kew, Vic., 1995)
A study of the new elite and their desire for power and privilege. Focuses on executive government and its bureaucracy, the political and industrial wings of the labour movement, the media and the arts. Headings include:- Woodchips, Workers, Greens - Labor’s Identity Crisis - Controlling Labour - The Media - The Arts - The Bureaucracy.

Banks and social responsibility.L


Farmer, David (Collins Dove, Nth. Blackburn, Vic., 1993.)
No. 17 in the series of Occasional Papers produced by the ACSJ. A detailed study of the banking system following deregulation including the social responsibility of banks and particular issues of banking practice or mis-practice.

Basic interests: the importance of groups in politics and in political science.L


Baumgartner, Frank R. and Leech, Beth L. (Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ., 1998.)
This book discusses the importance of groups to an understanding of politics. Books and articles relating to groups from the 40’s to today are reviewed and suggestions for the design of effective research projects are offered. Key headings include:- Progress and Confusion - Barriers to Accumulation - The Rise and Decline of the Group Approach - Collective Action and the New Literature on Interest Groups - Bias and Diversity in the Interest-Group System - The Dynamics of Bias - Building a Literature on Lobbying, One Case Study at a Time - Surveys of Interest-Group Activities - Learning from Experience - Articles on Interest Groups Published in the American Political Science Review, 1950 - 1995.

Basic policy and guidelines for public affairsL


Dow Chemical US (Comm. Relat. Resource Center, Dow Chemical, US)
The Dow Chemical’s Guidelines for Public Affairs to be used as a basis for an appropriate programme at each Dow location in the US. Headings include:- Basic Policy and Guidelines - Location Manager’s Public Affairs Program Guidelines - Knowledge of Dow Issues - Public Response - Political Constituent Relationships - Government Relations - Community Relations.

Becoming a neighbour of choice .... a strategy for corporate community relations.L


Burke, Edmund M. (The Centre for Corporate Community Relations at Boston College, 1996)
Presentation at the 1996 Community Relations Leaders Conference, March 26, 1996, San Diego, CA outlining a strategy for corporate community relations.

Benchmarking : an overview.L


Rimmer, M. (Unpublished. (Paper presented July, 1994))
A paper presented to R.I.P.A.A. by Professor Malcolm Rimmer, National Key Centre in Industrial Relations, Monash University on the subject of Benchmarking concepts in an Australian Context. Headings include:- Types of Benchmarking - Why Benchmarking is necessary for survival - Growth of Benchmarking - A Typical Benchmarking Project - Interpreting Results - Common Benchmarking Problems.

Benchmarking 101L


Unknown (Center for Corp. Community Relations at Boston Coll.)
An article published in the Corporate Community Relations Letter, Vol. 7, no. 9, May/June 1993 defining benchmarking and how it can be used to identify the leaders in a field, find out what they are doing and measure your company against their standards.

Benchmarking survey of public affairs professionalsL


The Center for Public Affairs Management (Center for Public Affairs Management, Washington, DC., 1995)
Copy of a public affairs benchmarking survey designed to collect data for a public affairs management database.

Benefiting from business - culture partnershipsL


Australia Foundation for Culture and the Humanities (Australia Foundation for Culture and the Humanities, Melbourne.)
A publication from the Australia Foundation for Culture and the Humanities outlining the tools available for companies to make strategic investment in a custom built partnership in order to bring direct commercial returns to the company and benefit the community.

Best of HBR on leadership: It’s hard being softL


Various (Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, Boston, 2004)
A collection of three articles from the HBR OnPoint collection on leadership. Headings are: The Hard Work of Being a Soft Manager - Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? - How I Learned to Let my Workers Lead.

Best practice regulation project.L


Altona Chemical Complex. (Altona Chemical Complex, Altona, 1995)
A submission proposing that governments should join with industry and promote best practice in their own functions, in this case health, safety and environment regulation in regard to the chemical industry at the Altona Chemical Complex. Headings include:- Government Regulation & Industry Competitiveness - Broad Requirements for Best Practice Regulation - Best Practice Industry, Health, Safety and Environment Operating Agreement System - Legislative Framework & Government Administration - Benefits to Industry & Government.

Best practices in corporate communicationL


Public Affairs Group, Inc. (Public Affairs Group, Inc., Washington, 1997)
This article outlines the changes in corporate communication in the 90’s. Headings include:- Overview of Trends in the Corporate Communications Field - 9 Major Drivers of Change - 1. Renewed focus on business objectives. 2. A move toward strategist/counselor role on the technician/manager/strategist continum. 3. Explosion of communications, computing technology. 4. Fragmentation of audiences, media. 5. Increasing need to support marketing. 6. Need to prove the value of the function, overall. 7. Changing organizational structures, intra-company relationships. 8. Work at home paradigm shift. 9. Mobility

Better Industrial Relations : A Guide for Employers.L


Confederation of Australian Industry (Confederation of Australian Industry, Melb. 1991)
A booklet designed as a resource for use by managers in managing employee relations. It is a guide to the basic framework which impacts on the employment relationship and to options which might be considered as different ways of conducting or organising that relationship. Headings include:- Organising the Workplace - Options for Change - The External Environment to Employee Relations.

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