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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.

Nynex issue brief.L

Nynex Corporation. (Taken from Nynex Corporation Data Base, 1991.)
Two examples of Issue Briefs from the Nynex Corporation, Aids and Recycling, detailing the steps taken b y the organisation to implement the briefs.

Of mutual benefit: business and the community.L

Green, Janet (Office on Social Policy NSW Govt. Soc. Pol. Directorate)
October 1994 Best Practice Paper no. 5. A booklet written to highlight the wide range of socially responsible initiatives that are being undertaken by business organisations. Headings include:- Improving Quality of Life - Business Involvement in the Community - Initiatives Taken by Companies - Benefits of Corporate Community Involvement.

Official launch of the Australasian Centre for Corporate Public Affairs.L

Parbo, A. (Unpublished)
The text of a speech given by Sir. Arvi Parbo at the launch of the Australasian Centre for Corporate Public Affairs on November, 22nd, 1990, supporting the work of the Centre and encouraging business to take an active role in public affairs from the grass roots of the company to the boardroom.

On corporate capitalism in America.L

Kristol, Irving & Luce, Henry R. (Public Interest Magazine.)
A study of corporate capitalism in America in the late 1970’s. Headings include:- The Unpopular Revolution - Big Business or Capitalism - The Antiliberal Left - The “New Class” - The Enemy of Being is Having - Bureaucratic Enterprise - The Corporation and Liberal Democracy.

On measuring effectiveness.L

Massey, C.E. (Impact, Public Affairs Council, Washington June,1989.)
An article discussing the importance of evaluating the public affairs activities within companies. The evolution of the process is discussed together with the latest developments.

“On the conduct of each.”L

Pollock, Angus (Unpublished.)
A presentation on Community Relations - the New Growth Area to the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs Institute, July 1993. An account of how A.P.M. has dealt with the constant impact of community issues on their business, over concerns of wood supply, effluent disposal and product use. Plan of action included - Look for signs of community concern - Identify the threat - Seek others with a common goal - Develop a strategic plan - Motivate and train those interested to address the threat and remove its cause.

Our reputation: a shared responsibility. Weyerhaeuser company - guidelines for business conduct. 4th ed.L

Weyerhaeuser (Weyerhaeuser, Federal Way, Washington, 1995)
A booklet common-sense guidelines which govern the daily business conduct for the Weyerhaeuser company. These guidelines are designed to apply to the group’s worldwide operations. Key headings:- Our Vision and Values - Think and Ask Before you Act - Business Conduct Committee - Resolving Ethical Matters - Antitrust - Company Funds, Property and Records - Conflict of Interest - Employment Practices and Expectations - Environmental Responsibility - Government Affairs and Reports, and Political Contributions - Inside Information - Relationships with Suppliers, Contractors and Customers - Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property - Workplace Safety and Health

Our right to take responsibilityL

Pearson, Noel (Noel Pearson and Associates Pty. Ltd., Cairns, Qld., 2000)
A paper relating to the impact of passive welfare on the aboriginal communities in Cape York Peninsula. Headings include:- Aboriginal Society in Cape York Peninsula - Dependence on Passive Welfare is our Most Urgent Problem - Our Economic and Social History - The Flawed System of Governance in Cape York Peninsula - Principles for a Solution to Our Welfare Dilemma - New Aboriginal Leadership - Drawing on the Old Values and Traditions - Reforming Indigenous Governance and the Role of the State - Economic Development - Strategic, Ideological and Philosophical Considerations.

Outsourcing public affairs: issues for public affairs officers.L

Post, James E. and Griffin, Jennifer J. (Public Affairs Council, Washington, DC., 1999.)
A paper outlining the way leading companies are using outsourcing to improve their public affairs operations. Current trends are discussed together with those foreseen for the future. Key headings include:- New Roles for Public Affairs Officers - Outsourcing Rationales - Balancing the Benefits of In-House and External Capabilities - Issues for Public Affairs Officers.

Overcoming indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2003. OverviewL

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (Productivity Commission, Melbourne, 2003)
This report has been prepared to provide indicators of indigenous disadvantage “that are of relevance to all governments and indigenous stakeholders, and that can demonstrate the impact of programme and policy interventions”. Key headings include: Headline Indicators - Strategic Areas for Action - Future Directions in Data

Ownership, Control & IdeologyL

Nichols, Theo (Allen & Unwin, London, 1970)
Sociological analysis of UK business ideology; headings include:- Contemporary business ideology - Are the Managers a new class ?

Pacific Russia: risks & rewardsL

Pearl, David and Borthwick, Alexandra (East Asia Analytical Unit, (EAAU), Canberra, 1996)
This book uses the experience of Australian companies operating in the Pacific Russian region to provide an analysis of its economic potential and implications for Australia.. Despite political and economic uncertainties there may be trade and investment opportunities, particularly in the areas of processed foods, minerals and energy exploration and transport infrastructure. Key headings include:- Economic and Political Brief - Transition or Crisis? - The Wild East: Pacific Russia’s Commercial Environment - Australian Business Involvement - The Emergence of Pacific Russia in the Asia-Pacific - Pacific Russia’s Trade - Foreign Investment in Pacific Russia - Competition between Pacific Russia and Australia.

Parliamentary affairs: a journal of comparative politics. The Regulation of Lobbying. Vol.51, No. 4, October 1998.L

Various (Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 1998.)
A series of articles emanating from various countries on the theme “Regulating lobbying: what is lobbying, what are Interest Groups.” Key headings include:- Interest Group Regulation Across the United States: Rationale, Development and Consequences - The Canadian Experience: The Lobbyists Registration Act - Towards Regulation in the UK: From ‘General Good Sense’ to Formalised Rules - Locating the Target: Regulating Lobbying in Australia - Lobby Regulation in the Japanese Diet - The Strange Case of Regulating Lobbying in Germany - Regulation of Interest Groups in Israel - Regulation of Lobbyists in Scandinavia - a Danish Perspective - Regulating Lobbying in the European Union - Prime Ministers and others: Performance Review and League Tables.

Partnering: Business with communities programL

Rio Tinto Limited (Rio Tinto Limited, Melbourne)
A report outlining the Business with Communities program established by Rio Tinto to develop active partnerships with community organisations with common interests. Rio Tinto provide funds and business management skills, participates in the planning and implementation. Key headings include:- Stakeholders - Philosophy - Communities Policy - Projects supported - Selection Process - Partnering Agreement - Employee Involvement - Benefits for all.

Partnering: Rio Tinto and Earthwatch Australia: partnering to support environmental and cultural researchL

Rio Tinto (Rio Tinto Limited, Melbourne. Earthwatch, Melbourne)
An outline of the Partnering Program carried out between Rio Tinto Limited and Earthwatch Australia. Five research projects are highlighted: Conservation of Rainforests, Kalimantan, Indonesia - Conservation of Platypus in Farmland Areas, Upper Wimmera, Victoria. - Reintroduction of Bettongs and Bandicoots, Western Australia - Sustainable Management of the Paradise Birdwing Butterfly, Madang, Papua New Guinea - Mongolia’s Lost Water, Inner Mongolia.

Partnering: Rio Tinto Project PlatypusL

Rio Tinto Limited (Rio Tinto Limited, Melbourne,)
An outline of a Business with Communities project undertaken by Rio Tinto and eleven Landcare groups based in the Upper Wimmera region of Victoria. This project was carried out to tackle poor water quality and land degradation in the region.

Passport to the European investor : investor relations programs for the 1980’s.L

Unknown (Burson-Marsteller, New York, 1982.)
A guide as to programs available to assist clients in establishing and running investor programs in Europe. Headings include:- The Markets - Target Audiences - How to Get Started - Program Elements - Listing on European Stock Exchanges - Communications Support of Listing.

Patterns and trends in the management of global public affairs.L

Gladwin, Thomas N.; Kennelly, James J. (New York Uni., New York, 1995)
This paper is the result of a survey research project sponsored by the Global Public Affairs Institute. The paper explores the ways in which the global public affairs function may contribute to global efficiency, responsiveness, and innovation. Possible linkages are identified between the public affairs function and firms’ global strategies.

Paying for party politics : the case for public subsidies. Vol. XLI Broadsheet No. 555.L

Leonard, Dick (P E P Publications, London, 1955.)
Three main issues are discussed :- What are the current sources of finance for political parties in Britain; How do other western democracies subsidise their political parties from public funds; What would a public subsidisation system in Britain be like and what would be its implications?

Peer reporting of unethical behaviour : a social context perspective.L

Trevino, Linda K. & Victor, Bart (College of Bus. Admin., Penn. State Univ., 1992.)
Two scenarios are illustrated in this paper of peer reporting - academic cheating and fast food theft.

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