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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).

"Refugees and social exclusion : what the literature says" /

by Taylor, Janet.

Publisher: 2004Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

2009 global trends : refugees, asylum-seekers, returnees, internally displaced and stateless persons /

by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 15 June 2010Summary: The 2009 Global Trends report reviews statistical trends and patterns in populations considered to be of concern to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This can include refugees, returnees, stateless persons and certain internally displaced persons (IDPs) collectively referred to as "persons of concern". In doing so, the report describes some of the major humanitarian developments that occurred in 2009, many of them leading to involuntary movements of millions of people, both within and across borders.Availability: (1)

2010 global trends : 2010 in review /

by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: As UNHCR commemorates in 2011 the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, the 2010 Global Trends report demonstrates the continued relevance of forced displacement and statelessness issues to the international agenda. It depicts some of the major humanitarian trends which occurred during 2010 in relation to displacement, either within or beyond international borders. The report also reviews statistical trends and patterns for populations considered to be of concern to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - refugees, returnees, stateless persons and internally displaced persons (IDPs) - collectively referred to as "persons of concern".Availability: (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 country too far : writings on asylum seekers /

by Scott, Rosie (ed.) | Keneally, Thomas (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Viking 2013Description: 260 p.Notes: Contributors: Rodney Hall, Geraldine Brooks, John Tranter, Elliot Perlman, Debra Adelaide, Sue Woolfe, Dorothy Hewett, Robin de Crespigny, Christos Tsiolkas, Denise Leith, Raimond Gaita, Gail Jones, Les Murray, Arnold Zable, Stephanie Johnson, Kim Scott, Judith Wright, Rosie Scott, Bella Vendramini, Kathryn Heyman, Ouyang Yu, Alex Miller, Fiona McGregor, Judith Rodriguez, Anna Funder, Eva Hornung, and Tom Keneally.Summary: One of the central moral issues of our time is the question of asylum seekers, arguably the most controversial subject in Australia today. ; In this landmark anthology, twenty-seven of Australia's finest writers have focused their intelligence and creativity on the theme of the dispossessed, bringing a whole new perspective of depth and truthfulness to what has become a fraught, distorted war of words. This anthology confirms that the experience of seeking asylum - the journeys of escape from death, starvation, poverty or terror to an imagined paradise - is part of the Australian mindset and deeply embedded in our culture and personal histories. ; A Country Too Far is a tour de force of stunning fiction, memoir, poetry and essays. Edited by award-winning writers Rosie Scott and Thomas Keneally, and featuring contributors including Anna Funder, Christos Tsiolkas, Elliot Perlman, Gail Jones, Raimond Gaita, Les Murray, Rodney Hall and Geraldine Brooks, this rich anthology is by turns thoughtful, fierce, evocative, lyrical and moving, and always extraordinarily powerful.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Just Australia /

by A Just Australia.

Publisher: 03/18/04 13:30:03http://www.ajustaustralia.com/home.php 1999Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/18/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's Description: The Australians for Just Refugee Programs site provides information relating to campaigns and education for the public; support for refugees and asylum seekers; and provides resources on media releases, information resources - including research, facts and statistics, and speeches - and a section dedicated to coverage of new developments in the field.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 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 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

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