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Supporting new and emerging communities to participate in and contribute to Australian society. /

by Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia 2009Description: 14 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: FECCA New and Emerging Communities Policy Statement 2009 Developed by the FECCA New and Emerging Communities Policy Committee and approved by the FECCA Executive June 2009 Includes a definition of 'New and Emerging Commuities' (p.2)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The bigger picture : joining up solutions to achieve access and equity /

by Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia.

Publisher: Deakin, A.C.T. Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Insights and Feedback on Commonwealth Government Services from FECCA's National Access and Equity Consultations with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities 2009-2010Summary: FECCA's access and equity report provides the community perspective on government services. It voices the concerns, needs and experiences of people who are directly affected by government policies and programs, people who in many cases experience multiple and complex barriers to participation and who may have no other way of raising their concerns. It also represents people who may be going through a particularly vulnerable or high needs period in their lives. In representing these needs with integrity FECCA seeks to help inform and strengthen the implementation of the whole of government Access and Equity Framework.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

FECCA good governance toolkit : building and sustaining your not-for-profit organisation /

by Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia.

Publisher: Deakin, A.C.T. Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia 2010Description: 67 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This guide takes the reader step-by-step through establishing good governance practices in an organization: the process of incorporating, applying for and using funding and other organisational considerations. It offers useful advice for both those organisations which are just starting out, and those that are long established. It includes a number of ?Tips Charts? which provide practical suggestions for improving the organisation?s effi ciency. There is a case study at the end of this guide that will help consolidate the information contained in this toolkit. Throughout the guide there also included links to relevant sources that will compliment the information covered. And, appended to this toolkit are short activities which can be used to check the topics covered, and/or can use to help run governance workshops for othersAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community leadership advocacy and skills : a resource kit for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia /

by Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia.

Publisher: Curtin, A.C.T. Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia 2009Description: 58 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 54 Kit includes the following: Resource Manual The CLASP Model Program Small Group Exercises PDF is the resource manualSummary: Strong advocates and leaders can help those who make decisions about policies and services better understand the needs of CALD communities. This can help to bring about positive change and social justice. Advocates and leaders can also ensure that their communities are strong and vibrant. Advocacy can lead to opportunities for self empowerment and personal fulfillment. It can be personally very rewarding. Advocacy can also be challenging and difficult. Sometimes you will succeed in what you are trying to do. Sometimes you will not. Advocates and leaders need as much information and support as possible. There are many ways to make your advocacy and leadership activities more effective. For example: increasing your knowledge about issues, clarifying your attitudes and values and learning new skills and strategies. This kit aims to provide you with information, skills and strategies to make your advocacy activities as effective as possible.Availability: (1)

The impact of the global financial crisis on employment for Australians from migrant and refugee backgrounds : a discussion paper /

by Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia.

Publisher: Deakin, A.C.T. Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2009Summary: This paper examines some of the employment challenges faced by migrant and refugee workers. It discusses the traditional barriers that these groups face in participating in the labour market, as well as the impact of discrimination on migrant and refugee job seekers. The paper also considers the long-term impact that economic downturns can have on migrant and refugee workers. In this context, the paper discusses the dangers of failing to protect the most vulnerable in our society during difficult economic times, and our human rights obligations as a nation. The need for strategies aimed at assisting particularly disadvantaged groups such as migrants and refugees is also ; discussed. ; It concludes with some suggestions and recommendations on ways to assist migrants and refugees to obtain employment during the economic downturn. (Introduction)Availability: (1)

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