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Future seekers : refugees and the law in Australia. /

by Crock, Mary | Saul, Ben.

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. The Federation Press 2002Description: xvii, 134 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Privatisation, globalisation and labour : studies from Australia. /

by Fairbrother, Peter (ed.) | Paddon, Michael (ed.) | Teicher, Julian (ed.).

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Federation Press 2002Description: x, 286 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Chapter 1. Corporatisation and privatisation in Australia / Peter Fairbrother, Michael Paddon and Julian Teicher -- Chapter 2. Entering the international aviation industry: Privatisation of QANTAS / Small, Rai -- Chapter 3. Internationalising telecommunications: Telstra / Ruth Barton -- Chapter 4. Preparing for the national electricity market: the New South Wales electricity industry / Duncan MacDonald and Mark Bray -- Chapter 5. The advent of multi-national ownership of the Victorian electricity generating plants: questions for Labour / Peter Fairbrother and Jonathon Testi -- Chapter 6. Privatisation by stealth: the Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria / Ruth Barton -- Chapter 7. Where are the jobs in the Job Network : competitive tendering of employment services / Patricia Ranald -- Chapter 8. Privatising local government: the Victorian experience / Julian Teicher and Bernadine Van Gramberg -- Chapter 9. State restructuring and Labour / Peter Fairbrother and Michael Paddon.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The book of the board : effective governance for non-profit organisations. /

by Fishel, David.

Publisher: Annadale, N.S.W. Federation Press 2003Description: xiii, 289 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fragmented futures : new challenges in working life. /

by Watson, Ian | Buchanan, John | Campbell, Iain | Briggs, Chris.

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Federation Press 2003Description: ix, 236 p.Notes: Alternative title: Fragmented futures : new concepts in working life. Includes bibliographical references and index. Website : Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The work/life collision : what work is doing to Australians and what to do about it. /

by Pocock, Barbara.

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Federation Press 2003Description: xi, 288 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Website : Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Markets, morals and public policy. /

by Orchard, Lionel (ed.) | Dare, Robert (ed.).

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. The Federation Press 1989Description: 297 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.Notes: "This book has been assembled to mark Hugh Stretton's retirement from the University of Adelaide"Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Religion, morality and public policy in international perspective 1984-2002. /

by Evans M. D. R | Kelley, Jonathan.

Publisher: Annadale, N.S.W. Federation Press 2004Description: xii, 375 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Restructuring Australia : regionalism, republicanism and reform of the nation-state. /

by Hudson, Wayne (ed.) | Brown, A. J. (ed.).

Publisher: Leichhardt, N.S.W. Federation Press 2004Description: vii, 241 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-241) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Nationality, refugee status and state protection : explorations of the gap between man and citizen. /

by Taylor, Savitri (ed.).

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Federation Press 2005Description: 186 p.Notes: Contents: Introduction / Savitri Taylor -- Preparation of a national law: promoting the legal identity of women in the field of nationality / Carol Batchelor -- The lottery of citizenship: the changing significance of birthplace, territory and residence to the Australian membership prize / Kim Rubenstein -- Refugee law and the measure of globalisation / Catherine Dauvergne -- What we have done with the Refugee Convention: the Australian way / Susan Kneebone -- Lonely refuge: judicial responses to separated children seeking refugee protection in Australia / Mary Crock -- Political transitions and the cessation of refugees status: some lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq / William Mayley.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Protection or punishment? : the detention of asylum-seekers in Australia. /

by Crock, Mary (ed.).

Publisher: Leichardt, N.S.W. Federation Press 1993Description: xxii, 177 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Future seekers II : refugees and irregular migration in Australia. /

by Crock, Mary | Saul, Ben | Dastyari, Azadeh.

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. The Federation Press 2006Description: xvi, 252 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Part 1 An overview of asylum seekers, refugees and irregular migration in Australia -- Immigration, refugees and Australian nationhood -- Compassion and common sense: refugees and immigration control -- The essence of control: Australia s experience of irregular migration and asylum seekers people smuggling and people trafficking -- Part 2 Asylum and refugee status -- Seeking asylum: refugee status determination procedures -- Who is a refugee? The refugee definition and "protection" -- Protecting Australia: border control and the deflection of asylum seekers -- Refugee outcomes: temporary protection, permanent settlement and removal or return -- Part 3 Immigration detention -- Enforcing Australia s immigration laws: arrest, detention and removal -- Australia s mandatory detention regime: the legal issues -- Mandatory detention: conditions of detention -- World's best practice: asylum in other countries -- Part 4 Conclusion -- Imagining the future: control and compassion.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Seeking asylum alone : a study of Australian law, policy and practice regarding unaccompanied and separated children. /

by Crock, Mary.

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Federation Press [2006]Summary: Australia s refugee status determination system was established with adult asylum seekers in mind. Unaccompanied and separated children face obvious disadvantage in both articulating their story and in being heard. Often at the crucial first point of contact with authorities, children are required to articulate their need for protection without either an advisor or guardian and case studies of children within the asylum process suggest that immigration officials do not always have appropriate skills to deal with child asylum seekers. This report encourages Australian officials to think seriously about children as refugees in their own right particularly when the children are travelling alone.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The labour market ate my babies : work, children and a sustainable future. /

by Pocock, Barbara.

Publisher: Leichhardt, N.S.W. Federation Press 2006Description: x, 244 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-238) and index. Family & early yearsSummary: The author argues that modern working life has considerable impact on Australian youth and on the capacity of parents to care for them. New policy approaches to work and to child-care are needed to support and sustain those who work if they and their children are not to suffer.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Yearning to breathe free : seeking asylum in Australia. /

by Lusher, Dean (ed.) | Haslam, Nick (ed.).

Publisher: Leichhardt, N.S.W. Federation Press 2007Description: xxi, 281 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction / Dean Lusher and Nick Haslam -- Part I Historical perspectives and background. Introduction / Stuart Macintyre -- 1. Australia's response to asylum seekers / Dean Lusher, Nikola Balvin and Joanne Tropea -- 2. Been there, done that? / Klaus Neumann -- 3. Boats and borders : asylum seekers and elections, 1977 and 2001 / Chelsea Piper Rodd -- Part II Coming to Australia. Introduction / Lyn Allison -- 4. Reassessing the Tampa / Peter Mares -- 5. Perilous journeys / Arnold Zable -- 6. The `Pacific Solution' / Michael Gordon -- Part III Treatment of arrived asylum seekers. Introduction / Malcolm Fraser -- 7. Not in my name : the People's Inquiry into Detention / Linda Briskman and Chris Goddard -- 8. The impact of immigration detention on the mental health of asylum seekers / Patricia Austin, Derrick Silove and Zachary Steel -- 9. Mandatory detention and brain structure and function / Christine Canty and Christopher Benjamin -- 10. The invisibles : asylum seekers holding bridging visas / Margaret Theologou and Winsome Roberts -- Part IV Resettlement in Australia. Introduction / Sir Gustav Nossal -- 11 Two asylum seekers' stories / Erin Taylor -- 12. Supporters of asylum seekers / Pamela Curr -- 13. Meaning in life and social connectedness : the experience of Sudanese young people (re)settling in Australia / Susannah Tipping, Di Bretherton and Ida Kaplan -- Part V Public opinion about asylum seekers. Introduction / Phillip Adams -- 14. Those people / Carmen Lawrence -- 15. The news media's representation of asylum seekers / Angela Romano -- 16. Words excusing exclusion of asylum seekers / Michael Clyne -- 17. Attitudes towards asylum seekers : the psychology of exclusion / Nick Haslam and Anne Pedersen -- Part VI The future of asylum seeker policies. Introduction / Lindsay Tanner -- 18. Post-Palmer reform of the Immigration Department : progress and pitfalls / David Manne -- 19. The need for a uniform community-based reception policy for asylum seekers in Australia / Grant Mitchell -- 20. Australia's refugee policy / Julian Burnside.Summary: "This overview of the historical, social and political contexts that have shaped Australia s recent treatment of asylum seekers offers a clear-eyed view of the many dimensions of the asylum seeker predicament, including its psychological and humanitarian consequences, and lays out an agenda for change in policy. Sir Gustav Nossal, the Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser, Senator Lyn Allison, Phillip Adams, Professor Stuart MacIntyre, and Lindsay Tanner MP introduce the six sections. Julian Burnside QC, Dr Carmen Lawrence, Peter Mares, Pamela Curr, Michael Clyne, Linda Briskman, Derrick Silove, Michael Gordon, Arnold Zable and David Manne are among the contributors to the 20 chapters.Yearning to Breathe Free is a passionate but informed work that is multi-faceted, thought-provoking, and ultimately hopeful." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Work and employment relations : an era of change /

by Baird, Marian (ed.) | Hancock, Keith (ed.) | Isaac, Joe (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Federation Press 2011Description: xxxii, 224 p. : ill., 1 port. ; 24 cm.Notes: "Essays in honour of Russell Lansbury" Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction to Employment Relations: A New Agenda -- Legislated Standards: The Australian Approach -- The Distinctiveness of Modern Awards -- Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining -- Employers in Australia in 2011: New Roles and Relations in the Workplace? -- Paid Parental Leave Policy and Employer Response -- Skills and Skill Formation in Australian Workplaces, Beyond the War for Talent? -- New Work Practices, Participation and Organisational Performance: Prospects for High Performance Work Systems in Australia -- Approaches to Gender-Based Undervaluation in Australian Industrial Tribunals: Lessons from Recent Childcare Cases -- Productivity and Labour: Four Paradoxes and their Implications for Policy -- Still the Exception? Australian Employment Relations in Comparative Perspective -- Giving Employees a Voice in the Workplace: A Comparative Historical Perspective -- How Do We Make Minimum Wages Effective? -- How Do We Make Minimum Wages Effective? -- The 'Rise and Stumble' of Flexicurity: Lessons for the European Union and Australia.Summary: With significant regulatory, social and economic change occurring in Australia and in other countries, a new agenda for employment relations is needed. Many features of work and employment relations have undergone significant changes over the past two decades. These changes have taken place in the context of lowered trade barriers, intense global competition and deregulation of financial markets. The scholarly essays in this book deal with many of the employment relations issues arising from these developments and consider the policy implications arising from them.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Accommodating Australians : Commonwealth Government involvement in housing /

by Troy, Patrick N.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Federation Press 2012Description: xiii, 320 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: The book discusses the way in which Commonwealth initiative led to the States adopting town planning processes that due to State departure from historic approaches to the provision of urban infrastructure services has helped fuel a massive rise in dwelling prices. This book explores the response of the Australian Government during the bleakest years of WWII when it took stock of the situation facing the housing of the people and the way it developed a housing program in the post war period to improve the way they were accommodated. The ambitions of those who witnessed the extremes of housing deprivation during the Depression and resolved to improve the quality of housing, to make it more affordable and the nation fairer are outlined. It is a story about the rise and fall of public housing and helps explain why Australian housing has now become one of the most expensive in the developed world. It is also about the way Commonwealth initiatives built on the reforming agendas of critics within the States of the prevailing mode of and approach to urban development led to the introduction of town planning in Australia. It is also a sad tale about the way principle and mature consideration of the rational way to develop our cities gave way to pre-occupation with accommodating the short term wishes of developers. This history is an important aspect of Commonwealth-State relations over the last 70 years and explores the way interpretations of the Constitution have evolved to result in the Commonwealth gradually assuming greater authority over the States in the development and management of our accommodation (as in other areas). It in, large measure, documents the fragile and limited nature of the idea of the Federation and the few opportunities taken to see things as a nation rather than a loose coalition of States.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

People on country : vital landscapes, Indigenous futures /

by Altman, Jon (ed.) | Kerins, Se n (ed.).

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Federation Press 2012Description: xxii, 250 p. : ill.Notes: April 2012 Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: Over the past four decades Aboriginal people living in remote and regional Australia have been empowered by land rights and native title laws to claim back large tracts of their ancestral lands. Today the Indigenous estate covers over 20 per cent of the continent and includes areas of globally significant biodiversity and cultural value, many now declared as Indigenous Protected Areas in the National Reserve System. But none of the Indigenous estate is in its pre-colonial condition and it faces a myriad of environmental threats. This book draws on a diversity of perspectives to document a significant social and environmental movement that is quietly gathering momentum across this vast Indigenous estate. This series of essays, drawn from an unusual collaboration between university researchers and Indigenous land owners, tells a little-known story about Aboriginal people who are living on, working on and caring for the lands and seas that they own and manage. The ongoing struggles by Indigenous people to conserve and rehabilitate the outstanding natural and cultural values of their ancestral lands deserve wide recognition and acclaim. This book seeks to reposition Indigenous people and their caring for country activities from the margins to the very core of the growing national conversation on issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss and resource depletion. It challenges the Australian public, policy community and politicians to re-imagine the role that the Caring for Country movement, deploying a mix of western scientific and Indigenous ecological knowledge systems and techniques, must play in the proper environmental management of Australia in the 21st century.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Life chances : stories of growing up in Australia /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Federation Press 2014Description: xiv, 186 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This book presents the real life stories of five young people who were all born in the same place at the same time and who all seem to be flourishing at age 21 but who have had very different life experiences along the way. The book draws on the findings of the unique Life Chances Study, a longitudinal research project which has followed the lives of a group of young people for 21 years since their birth in inner Melbourne in 1990. The study has explored in detail the impacts of family income and disadvantage for children over time. The wealth of data from the interviews over the years is used to present the young people's stories from infancy to age 21, both from the perspectives of their parents and, as they grow up, in their own words. ; An introductory chapter introduces the stories and the context. This is followed by five detailed life stories and a concluding chapter which reflects on issues of social and economic support for families. The stories include young people from both advantaged and disadvantaged family backgrounds and with parents from different birthplaces (China and Vietnam as well as Australia). They illuminate such diverse aspects of life as the development of ethnic identity, language barriers, career planning, neighbourhood and choice of school. ; Life Chances makes an important contribution to understanding inequality and disadvantage in our society. It enables the reader to engage with the lives and thoughts of five families over 21 years and can provide insights into the complexity of individual lives in their wider context.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (4), BSL Archives (1).
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Thinking about poverty: 2006 /

by Serr, Klaus (ed.).

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Federation Press 2006Description: xvi, 238 p.Notes: Jennie TreziseSummary: How does poverty in Australia relate to global poverty and inequality? Why does poverty persist in the midst of affluence? Thinking About Poverty addresses this question and others through bridging the three key learning areas of theory, policy and practice. ; Invaluable for students of social work, social policy, and community and welfare, this book covers: ; -the effects of neo-liberal policies on families and the unemployed ; -the reason why women are the main victims of poverty ; -the individualistic models on which Australian government policies are largely based ; -the failure to address the structural causes of poverty ; -alternative definitions of poverty which are not based solely on economic measurements ; -the disadvantaged situation of Aboriginal people which have resulted from past and current policies ; -the connections between poverty and mental illness ; -the social policy debates regarding people with a disability ; Not just a critique, it also puts forward a range of anti-poverty strategies and considers alternative economic thinking. With contributions from academics and practitioners, Thinking About Poverty provides a contemporary and accessible contribution to discourse about poverty in Australia.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Understanding ethics. /

by Preston, Noel.

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Federation Press 1996Description: 219 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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