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Welfare issues and immigration outcomes for asylum seekers on Bridging Visa E. /

by Hotham Mission. Asylum Seeker Project.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Hotham Mission 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Temporary protection, permanent uncertainty : the experience of refugees living on Temporary Protection Visas. /

by Marston, Greg.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University [2003?]Description: 96 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 86-92Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Refugees and regional settlement : balancing priorities

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Stanovic, Dayane.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: vi, 61 p.Online Access: Electronic copy | Summary Notes: May 2005 Summary: "Refugees have become one distinctive face of social exclusion at the beginning of the 21st century. Australia's response to people seeking refuge is an indicator of progress made towards the inclusive and compassionate society which is the vision of the Brotherhood of St Laurence. Part of the Brotherhood's research has been to explore different ways of thinking about the definitions and measurement of disadvantage and to draw attention to the experience of groups who are unable to participate fully in Australian society. The research informing this report develops our work in applying a social exclusion framework (examining resources, relationships and rights)in this instance to an analysis of the settlement experience of refugees in regional Victoria. Promoting refugees' inclusion by linking them to the workforce and development needs of various regions in Victoria is a policy solution with considerable appeal to governments. But will the refugees find work and be made welcome in Victoria's country towns? This report examines the refugee settlement experience in Shepparton, Colac and Warrnambool. Taylor and Stanovic's richly layered account shows that policy planners contemplating future settlements need to think not only about the usual range of issues that migrants encounter regarding employment, housing, income and language, but also about concerns specific to refugees. ; The report also highlights two other aspects of the Brotherhood's vision of an inclusive society. First, it shows the need for careful planning of joined-up services, with the participation of refugee communities. Governments must act to ensure that the necessary community capacity is in place. Second, it demonstrates the need to invest in social programs in tandem with planning economic development, to ensure the employment and learning opportunities which are ultimately vital to social inclusion." -- Forward by Paul SmythAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Refugees and regional settlement : win-win? /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 2005Description: 7 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Presentation at the Australian Social Policy Conference `Looking Back, Looking Forward', 20-22 July 2005, University of New South Wales. Includes bibliographical references (p. 6-7)Summary: The federal government has been developing policies to encourage refugees to settle in regional areas to assist the newcomers gain employment and to help build regional economies. While this sounds like a win-win scenario, the reality is more complex. This paper outlines changes in policy over recent years, presents some of the findings of a recent study by the Brotherhood of St Laurence and considers implications for future policy.Availability: 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).
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Perspectives on new arrival African humanitarian entrants in the City of Whittlesea . /

by Sleiman, Dalal.

Publisher: Epping, Vic. Whittlesea Community Connections 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Possible antecedents and implications to African-Australians /

by Nsubuga-Kyobe, Apollo.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. unpublished 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Horn of African men in Carlton : their awareness, perceptions, and recommendations to service providers. /

by Farah, Omar M.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Given the Chance : an evaluation of an employment and education pathways program for refugees. /

by Mestan, Kemran | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: viii, 52 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy | Summary Notes: March 2008 Summary: This evaluation of Given the Chance, a program developed by the Ecumenical Migration Centre of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, shows that supported mentoring combined with training and work placements can be effective in helping refugees to understand Australian workplace cultures and providing an entr e into employment and/or educational opportunities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (2).

Refugee health and wellbeing action plan 2008-2010 : current and future initiatives. /

by Victoria. Department of Human Services.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2008Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Refugees and regional settlement : balancing priorities : summary /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 5 p.Other title: Cultural Diversity and Social Harmony Conference : The.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: September 2007 Includes bibliographical references "Cultural Diversity and Social Harmony Conference : The Goulburn Valley Experience, 26th & 27th September 2007, Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, Victoria." "Full report Refugees and regional settlement : balancing priorities (Taylor & Stanovic 2005) available at the Brotherhood library."Summary: "Refugees have become one distinctive face of social exclusion at the beginning of the 21st century. Australia's response to people seeking refuge is an indicator of progress made towards the inclusive and compassionate society which is the vision of the Brotherhood of St Laurence. Part of the Brotherhood's research has been to explore different ways of thinking about the definitions and measurement of disadvantage and to draw attention to the experience of groups who are unable to participate fully in Australian society. The research informing this report develops our work in applying a social exclusion framework (examining resources, relationships and rights)in this instance to an analysis of the settlement experience of refugees in regional Victoria. Promoting refugees' inclusion by linking them to the workforce and development needs of various regions in Victoria is a policy solution with considerable appeal to governments. But will the refugees find work and be made welcome in Victoria's country towns? This report examines the refugee settlement experience in Shepparton, Colac and Warrnambool. Taylor and Stanovic's richly layered account shows that policy planners contemplating future settlements need to think not only about the usual range of issues that migrants encounter regarding employment, housing, income and language, but also about concerns specific to refugees. ; The report also highlights two other aspects of the Brotherhood's vision of an inclusive society. First, it shows the need for careful planning of joined-up services, with the participation of refugee communities. Governments must act to ensure that the necessary community capacity is in place. Second, it demonstrates the need to invest in social programs in tandem with planning economic development, to ensure the employment and learning opportunities which are ultimately vital to social inclusion." -- Forward by Paul SmythAvailability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Bridging the gap : a review of services, programs and issues affecting Melton's African communities /

by Nicholas, Ingrid | Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition.

Publisher: Melton, Vic Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition 2011Description: Various paging.Notes: May 2011 "undertaken on behalf of Don Nardella MLA, Member for Melton for the Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition (FMACC)."Summary: The Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition (FMACC) gathered information to better understand Melton's African communities and the issues/concerns which beset them.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Destitute and uncertain : the reality of seeking asylum in Australia /

by Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

Publisher: West Melbourne, Vic. Asylum Seeker Resource Centre 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2010 Bibliography p. 30Summary: The purpose of this paper is to educate, advocate and work constructively towards better practices and process regarding the welfare needs of asylum seekers. It highlights key recommendations to ease the uncertainty and destitution facing many asylum seekers living in our community. The paper outlines a best practice model for responding to the welfare needs of asylum seekers.Availability: (1)

Financial life in a new setting : experiences of Afghan and Burmese (Chin and Karen) communities in Melbourne, Australia /

by Johnson, Victoria | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Dileri, Said | Ywa, Naw Eh.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: vi, 34 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes full report and community feedback leaflet. The community feedback leaflet is in Burmese, Chin Haka, Dari, English, and Karen. PDF of full report Bibliography : p. 33-34Summary: This qualitative study involving Melbourne's Afghan and Burmese (Chin and Karen) communities presents a mixed picture of how these migrants are coping with financial matters as they settle in a new city. Two factors influencing adjustment are people's diverse circumstances and experiences of financial matters before arrival in Australia and a lack of finance-related information relevant to their life experience. Many families reported significant hardship, especially if they could not find steady employment. People's main information needs related to credit, utility bills and contracts, and insurance, and knowing where to get help.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The Victorian refugee and asylum seeker health action plan 2014-2018 /

by State of Victoria, Department of Health.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Government 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2014 Includes bibliographic references pp. 55-56 "The Victorian refugee and asylum seeker health action plan 2014-2018 was prepared in close partnership with the Victorian Refugee Health Network."Summary: The Victorian refugee and asylum seeker health action plan 2014-2018 articulates the Victorian Government's commitment and action to improve the physical and mental health of refugees and asylum seekers. It describes Victoria's partnership approach to delivering responsive and appropriate healthcare in the right setting at the right time to maximise health and wellbeing outcomes.Availability: (1)

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