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`Wake up Australia' : the new world order : the human dimension / The Honourable Justice Marcus R. Einfeld

by Einfeld, Marcus R | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2001Description: 23 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: The 20th annual Sambell Oration, Wednesday 17 October 2001 at the Shell Conference Centre, Melbourne Summary: 53 years ago this December, a war-ravaged and war-weary world ushered in a new international order with what was called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was a bold and brilliant document full of words, phrases and concepts that everyone wanted to hear. It spoke of recognising the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. It observed that disregard and contempt for human rights had resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind. It called for the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief, and freedom from fear and want, as the highest aspiration of the common people. It declared as essential that human rights should be protected by the rule of law.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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'I had to do something. I couldn't do nothing!': citizen action in support of asylum seekers in Australia 2001-2006 : thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the /

by Gosden, Diane | University of New South Wales. Faculty of Arts and Social ciences. School of Social Sciences.

Publisher: Thesis 2012Description: PDF.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This thesis is an examination of social action opposed to particular Australian government policies. The policies concerned are those affecting people seeking asylum without authorised entry documents. The period examined is from 2001 to 2006. It is argued that the social action contributed to the achievement of shifts in public opinion and policy during this period. The context in which this local action is examined is the international system of asylum, and the responses of developed countries to flows of incoming asylum seekers. Political rhetoric has often demonised those seeking asylum, and the term 'asylum seeker' increasingly has negative connotations for many people in developed countries. At the same time, groups of people in asylum destination countries such as Australia, have also responded with support and assistance for asylum seekers.Availability: No items available

"Can you please help me? how can we live?" : UnitingCare's emergency relief and crisis support for asylum seekers living in the community /

by Gruhn, Robert | UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2014 Bibliography : p. 59-61Summary: Asylum seekers have been identified over the last years as a major group at serious risk of disadvantage, isolation and marginalisation leading to deprivation, poverty and a lack of social integration.1 This research report provides a summary of the emergency relief (ER) services and other related support to asylum seekers living in the community provided by UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania (UCVT) agencies. It is based on an initial scoping of UCVT sites operating in metropolitan Melbourne, as well as one regional agency. Research was largely based on semi-structured interviews, mainly with ER agency staff, case studies and service user stories provided by agencies. This report also includes some aggregated statistics and figures provided by participating agencies - where data was available specific to this user group. ; The fast changing policy and operational environment meant that completing parts of this research project and analysis proved challenging. The analysis of the policy context and background was therefore undertaken after the completion of primary research.Availability: (1)

"Not for export" : why the international community should reject Australia's refugee policies. /

by Human Rights Watch.

Publisher: Washington, DC Human Rights Watch 2002Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.hrw.org/press/2002/09/ausbrf0926.htm' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:18 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

10 forces at work : how ten nonprofits tackled unemployment and more in their communities /

by Ball, Colin | Jobs Australia | Lam, May (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Jobs Australia 2008Description: 60 p. : ill.Notes: Editing and introduction by May LamSummary: The case studies in this book describe the activities of community sector organisations around Australia working with disadvantaged and unemployed people to help them get jobs or the skills leading to employment. The organisations are strikingly diverse, operating in remote locations and urban centres, serving people of all ages and backgrounds and delivering a range of employment, training, environment and community services.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A case for justice : position paper on the legal process of seeking asylum in Australia. /

by Psihogios-Billington, Maria.

Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. Asylum Seeker Resource Centre 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The purpose of this paper is to advocate, educate and work constructively towards better practices and processes in the refugee determination system. The numerous case examples are based on the real-life experiences of clients of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Legal Program, and reflect the xperiences of many asylum seekers.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A last resort? : national inquiry into children in immigration detention [summary guide]/

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2004Description: 72 p.Online Access: Electronic Copy Notes: April 2004Availability: Electronic Copy (1)

A last resort? : national inquiry into children in immigration detention /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2004Description: 925 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Contents: Preface -- Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Inquiry methodology -- 3. Setting the scene : children in immigration detention -- 4. Australia's human rights obligations -- 5. Mechanisms to protect the human rights of children in immigration detention -- 6. Australia's immigration detention policy and practice -- 7. Refugee status determination for children in immigration detention -- 8. Safety in immigration detention -- 9. Mental health of children in immigration detention -- 10. Physical health of children in immigration detention -- 11. Children with disabilities in immigration detention -- 12. Education for children in immigration detention -- 13. Recreation for children in immigration detention -- 14. Unaccompanied children in immigration detention -- 15. Religion, culture and language for children in immigration detention -- 16. Temporary Protection Visas for children released from immigration detention -- 17. Major findings and recommendations of the Inquiry -- Appendices April 2004Availability: (1)

A life devoid of meaning : living on a Temporary Protection /

by Barnes, Diane.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre of Refugee Research.University of NSW 2003Description: 60 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover: Prepared for the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd. July 2003Availability: (1)

A lot to learn : refugees, asylum seekers and post-16 learning /

by Doyle, Lisa | Refugee Council | O'Toole, Gill.

Publisher: London, U.K. Refugee Council 2013Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Accessing learning is an important aspect of refugee integration. For those arriving in England in search of safety, studying English and gaining new skills and qualifications can help refugees and asylum seekers communicate, become more employable and make friends. This report discusses research that explores the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in England and publicly-funded post-16 learning providers (excluding higher education) in delivering and accessing learning. ; Refugees and asylum seekers come to the UK from many different countries, having had a wide variety of educational and work experiences before arriving in the UK and their motivations to learn vary. ; The rules around eligibility to study and fee remission for refugees and asylum seekers are complex and subject to frequent change. Entitlements differ between England, Scotland and Wales, with England having the most restrictive rules.Availability: (1)

A new approach : breaking the stalemate on refugees and asylum seekers /

by Menadue, John | Centre for Policy Development | Keski-Nummi, Arja | Gauthier, Kate.

Publisher: Haymarket, N.S.W. Centre for Policy Development 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Centre for Policy Development. Occasional paper : no. 13.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2011 Bibliography pp. 45-49Summary: Australia needs a circuit-breaker in our treatment of people seeking asylum from war and persecution. On the 10th anniversary of the Tampa, Australia's asylum and refugee policies are still sadly characterised by human tragedy, political opportunism, policy failure and great cost. The authors of the report draw on their extensive policy experience to inject facts into a highly-politicised debate and put forward policies that ensure we treat people seeking asylum with fairness, assess their claims rigorously but with compassion, and develop policies that are in the interests of all Australians.Availability: (1)

A new country : but no place to call home : the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in housing crisis and strategies for improved housing outcomes. /

by Kelly, Eve.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. Hanover Welfare Services 2004Description: xviii, 95 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A price too high : the cost of Australia s approach to asylum seekers. /

by Bem, Kazimierz | Field, Nina | Maclellan, Nic.

Publisher: A Just Australia; Oxfam Australia 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A psychological perspective on Australia's asylum policies /

by Mansouri, Fethi | Cauchi, Stephanie.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.International Migration Vol. 45 (1) 2007 123-150 2007Description: PDF.Notes: Brotherhood of St Laurence staff please contact the Library if you would like full text access to this articleSummary: This paper discusses mental and psychological impacts of Australia's temporary protection visa (TPV) policy on individual asylum seekers. The paper is based on personal narratives constructed by individual asylum seekers during one-on-one interviews and aims principally to sketch the discursive manifestations of stressful events in the lives of TPV holders. The fact that refugees exhibit signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not entirely new or surprising given the level of trauma, and in many cases torture and persecution, endured in the pre-migration phase. ; What is particularly revealing among many TPV holders is the fact that their pre-migration traumatic experiences are compounded by a post-migration condition of being in indefinite "temporary" protection. This is further exacerbated by an awareness of the exclusionary discourses and policies advocated by the host government. Past trauma and persecution, combined with present family separation and social exclusion, further compounded by uncertainty about the future, results in almost chronic states of anxiety and depression among a significant number of TPV holders.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A report on visits to immigration detention facilities by the Human Rights Commissioner 2001 . /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2002Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.hreoc.gov.au/human_rights/idc/index.html' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:18:41 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A review of international migration policies /

by Luckanachai, Narada | International Labour Organization. International Institute or Labour Studies | Rieger, Matthias | Arcand, Jean-Louis.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland International Labour Organization. International Institute for Labour Studies 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Making migration a development factor : the case of North and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This background paper on international migration policies has been prepared by Jean-Louis Arcand, Narada Luckanachai and Matthias Rieger as part of the International Institute for Labour Studies' Research Project entitled "Making Migration a Development Factor: the case of North and West Africa". Bibliography : p. 45-52Summary: As flows of migrants from developing countries to developed countries grow over time, migration has become an important issue that warrant good management. This paper reviews migration policies that exist in various countries and, especially those that could be applicable to North and West African countries.Availability: (1)

A sanctuary under review : where to from here for Australia's refugee and humanitarian program. /

by Crock, Mary.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W.in The Refugee Issue: The University of New South Wales Law Journal; volume 23, 2000, no.3 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A statement from the Asylum Seekers Alliance. /

by Justice for Asylum Seekers Alliance | Hamilton, Andy | Sidoti, Chris | Taylor, Savitri | White, Paul | Newman, Helen | Corlett, Dave.

Publisher: 2000Availability: No items available

A thousand yellow envelopes : providing support to Temporary Protection Visa refugees. /

by Hannan, Ainslie.

Publisher: 2003Description: p. 156-168.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Rec. no. for book : B11653 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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A violation of his or her human security : new grounds for the recognition of refugee status : a proposal for reform. /

by Afzal, Mehreen.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: URL: 'http://www.unhcr.org/research/RESEARCH/45bdbfba2.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:39:34 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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