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'Building Stronger Communities' Website. /

by Victoria. Department for Victorian Communities.

Publisher: 03/17/04 12:20:25 2002Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/17/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB Updated 13 July 2005 ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: This site is designed to support the Victorian Government's Community Building Initiative, a key government initiative which aims to improve social, economic and environmental well-being for all Victorians, and to develop new partnerships to address inequity and disadvantage. It aims to inform and connect people involved in community building projects across Victoria, and to assist those who want to find out more about community building approaches.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

2008 Immigration detention report : summary of observations following visits to Australia's immigration detention facilities /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

2009 immigration detention and offshore processing on Christmas Island /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: 53 p.: ill. col.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report contains a summary of observations by the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) following its July 2009 visit to Australia?s immigration detention facilities on Christmas Island. It follows the Commission?s 2006, 2007 and 2008 annual reports on inspections of immigration detention facilities.Availability: (1)

2011 Immigration detention at Villawood : summary of observations from visit to immigration detention facilities at Villawood /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Australian Human Rights Commission visited the immigration detention facilities at Villawood from 21 to 25 February 2011. This statement contains a summary of the key observations and concerns arising from the Commission?s visit. It focuses on conditions as they were at that time.Availability: (1)

A fairer Victoria : standing together through tough times. /

by Victoria. Department of Planning and Community Development.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2009Description: 73 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.).Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A Just Transition to a Renewable Energy Economy in the Hunter Region, Australia /

by Bill, Anthea | Mitchell, William | Welters, Riccardo.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This Report was commissioned by Greenpeace Australia and demonstrates major benefits to the Hunter and nearby Wyong region from shifting from coal-fired power to a renewable energy economy. The Report includes two energy scenarios, detailing job creation for the Hunter as a self-sufficient energy producer and as an export centre.Availability: (1)

A picture of the nation : the statistician's report on the 2006 Census, 2006 /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Catalogue no. 2070.0 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Census of Population and Housing 2006.Summary: "The Statistician's Report analyses information collected in the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. It also incorporates information from previous censuses in some instances going back as far as 1911. It presents stories about contemporary society and trends that affect the lives of Australian people. Drawing on the rich variety of topics covered by the census and looking across different geographic areas and population groups, this report showcases the many strengths of census data." -- ABS websiteAvailability: No items available

Aspiration and attainment amongst young people in deprived communities : Analysis and discussion paper December 2008 /

by Great Britain. Cabinet Office. Social Exclusion Task Force.

Publisher: London, U.K. UK. Cabinet Office 2008Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building communities of trust : community cohesion in the north /

by Hole, Sally | Institute for Public Policy Research.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report reflects on the ippr north conference, 'Building Communities of Trust: Community Cohesion in the North'. The event was held on 29 June 2009 in Sunderland, supported by Gentoo Group and Sunderland City Council. The conference was attended by 100 delegates from statutory, private, voluntary and community sectors. Delegates were predominantly from the North East but also included representatives from across the North of England and Scotland. ; The conference sought to explore the role of local authorities and third sector organisations in building trust and cohesion in all communities across the North, asking what particular challenges the region faces and how positive connections between communities can be fostered.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Communities for Children in Broadmeadows : final local evaluation report /

by O'Rourke, Mary-Jo (ed.) | Broadmeadows UnitingCare.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Broadmeadows UnitingCare 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 "Better outcomes for children families and the community by developing stronger social connections for families and more effective networks for early-years professional." Bibliography : p. 108-111Summary: Communities for Children is an Australian government initiative to help young children and their families in disadvantaged areas. It will be implemented in 45 areas across Australia. This report discusses findings from the evaluation of the Broadmeadows site in suburban Victoria. It includes information on new findings since the interim report, achievements, local strategies, and outcomes for children, parents, and the community.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Communities in recession : the reality in four neighbourhoods /

by Day, Karen | Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Journalist Karen Day documents her visits to four communities to illustrate the impact of the recession on the lives of the people who live there. ; Four very different communities - Gellideg in Merthyr Tydfil, Hedworth in Jarrow, South Tyneside, Broadgreen in Swindon and Barkerend in Bradford - reveal the recession's effect on real people's lives, from the social and economic impact of job losses to disaffected young people and stalled regeneration. ; In the rush to proclaim the end of the economic downturn, places like these could be overlooked just as public service cuts start to bite, pulling them further into poverty and widening the gap in inequalities even more.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community builders : New South Wales. /

by New South Wales. Department of the Premier.

Publisher: 03/17/04 12:30:15 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed o03/17/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: The New South Wales Government's Community Builder's web site aims to provide a forum for local communities to access information and share ideas, promoting increased communication for community development. Users contribute their own stories, making the site more dynamic and interactive.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating effective local labour markets : a new framework for regional employment policy /

by Cook, Beth | Mitchell, William | Quirk, Victor | Watts, Martin.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W Centre for Full Employment and Equity 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: (1)

Ending child poverty : making it happen /

by Great Britain. HM Treasury. Child Poverty Unit.

Publisher: London, U.K. HM Treasury 2009Description: PDF.Availability: No items available

Exploring locality : the impact of context on Indigenous vocational education and training aspirations and outcomes . /

by Gelade, Susan | Stehlik, Tom.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:15:59 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Indigenous families and children : coordination and provision of services : Stronger Families and Communities Strategy 2004-2009 /

by Flaxman, Saul | Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community services and Indigenous Affairs | Muir, Kristy | Oprea, Ioana.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2009Description: x, 70 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-70) Prepared for the Department by the Social Policy Research Centre, a co-member of the National Evaluation Consortium, as part of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy evaluation 2004-2009.Summary: This report, by the Social Policy Research Centre, is one of three themed studies undertaken for the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs as part of the national evaluation 2004 2008 of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy (SFCS) 2004 2009. The themed studies are part of a cross-strategy evaluation of SFCS 2004 2009 designed to explore particular issues in-depth, and to identify common themes across the Communities for Children (CfC), Local Answers (LA) and Invest to Grow(ItG) programs. The report examines service provision, service coordination, Indigenous families and children in CfC sites, factors that facilitate or hinder service provision and outcomes, and sustainability.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Inside out : rethinking inclusive communities : final report. /


Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2003Description: 28 p.Notes: February 2003 Includes bibliographical references.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Life chances /

by Deacon, Kim | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Miller, Gregory.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Film Finance Corporation Ltd and Film Projects Pty Ltd 1995Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.Notes: Janet Taylor Distributed by Film Australia. Produced in association with The Brotherhood of St. Laurence. Produced with the assistance of NSW Film and TV Office. Family & early yearsSummary: LIFE CHANCES tells the stories of seven families from different cultures, educations and income levels and by focusing on a child in each family, it looks at discrepancies between the opportunities and choices offered to each of the children. ; The film is based on a longitudinal study by the Brotherhood of St Laurence, which follows 160 families with a child born in 1990 in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. The study is recording changes in the family unit over years, creating a larger picture of the social movement of the families and children concerned. It compares issues of income, education, health and community services. ; The opportunity to make a documentary arose out of this extensive research and the seven families who took part reflect the different situations into which Australian children are being born in the 1990’s. ; The film features families from Vietnamese, Hmong, Turkish, Greek and Anglo-Celtic backgrounds. By sharing the intimacy and diversity of family life, the film explores issues of cultural identity and social change and its impact on the next generation. It contrasts the expectations of new arrivals with those of Australian born families. ; Children are dependent on the family to provide the structure in their lives, so the film looks at how the experience of the family shapes the children. Focussing on the 4 year-old child, the film asks how their life now will shape their life in the future. ; Jacinta, an educated single mother, dedicates her time and attention to her only child Isabel; while Fue, the son of Laotian refugees, competes with five other children under six for his mother’s attention. Lindy and Alan take holidays, Helen’s family is unable to afford even a family outing. Some families are ‘living on the edge’, unaware of services others take for granted. ; We see the widening gap between the employed and the unemployed. A Single income family is now likely to be living on the poverty line. We see government cuts reducing the services families depend on. The film highlights the issues affecting each family; poverty, access to education, language, work stress, and lack of family support. ; Fitzroy, the oldest suburb of Melbourne was until recently the home of many of Melbourne’s poor, but is rapidly changing through a process of gentrification. A suburb of contrasts, from Housing Commission tenants to double-income homeowners, Fitzroy links all the families and provides the framework within which the stories are set. Featuring sites where people’s paths cross in daily life, the film connects families different in their cultural and economic experiences through their common environment. ; To understand Australian society better we need to know more about what is shaping individual lives, which policies are successful and which are not. Social welfare, multiculturalism and education all play an important part. ; Looking at the different opportunities available to children from one inner city suburb, LIFE CHANCES reveals issues shaping the lives of Australians. While the cycle of poverty and the obstacles to change are revealed by the study, the film focuses on personal stories; parents expectations for their children, the support they provide and the support they are able to access being the main factors affecting children’s chances of achieving their full potential. ; LIFE CHANCES is an FFC/SBS Accord documentary screened on The Cutting Edge program in 1995.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).

Liveable and just : improving the capacity of local government to respond to climate change in ways which are healthy, just and sustainable. /

by University of Melbourne, VicHealth Centre for the Promotion of Mental Health and Community Wellbeing, McCaughey Centre.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Victorian Local Governance Association 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2009 Discussion paper Includes summary report The Liveable and Just project is an initiative of the Victorian Local Governance Association, in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Department of Sustainability and Environment. It is funded through the Victorian Government's Sustainability Fund under the Victorian Local Sustainability Accord.Summary: The purpose of this project is to provide a synthesis of knowledge and research to date on the social impacts of climate change relevant to local government responsibilities and to open a dialogue with the local government sector to contribute to strategic planning and appropriate action.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Many hopes, one dream : the story of the Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria /

by Hinz, Bronwyn.

Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. Australian Scholarly Publishing Pty. Ltd 2009Description: xviii, 215 p., [10] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes Bibliography (p. 189-211) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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