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'We're multicultural mate!' : regional Australian discourses of multiculturalism and the reproduction of 'white Australia' as a national identity /

by Koerner, Catherine | The Australian Sociological Association | Haggis, Jane.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 10-11Summary: This paper considers the complexities of 'everyday understandings' of multiculturalism as a discourse to deal with racialised difference. The paper is based on one of the author's doctoral research which analyses the complexities of how whiteness and race are socially produced and lived in regional Australia. Drawing on a set of qualitative interviews conducted in South Australia with 29 people who self-identity as 'white Australian' we consider the social and political history of a 'white Australia' continues to inform the terms of multiculturalism for these people. We argue that this reflects the ways that state multiculturalism manages diversity and obscures the language of race. As a consequence the white national identity remains raced without an everyday vocabulary to deal with it.Availability: (1)

"This is who we are and this is what we do": social work education and self-efficacy. /

by McDonald, Catherine.

Publisher: 2007Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: No items available

"Where are you from" : the paradox of African identity and belonging in Australia /

by Mapedzahama, Virginia | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.)Summary: This paper interrogates the question 'where are you from' by drawing on our experiences and points of view as visibly different African migrants who get asked this 'quintessential question of identity' almost on a daily basis. While acknowledging that a certain 'curiosity' sometimes drives the asking of this question, we still question the implications and multiplicity of meanings to those whom it is asked. We contend that being asked the question raises three key issues for us. First, we perceive it as exclusionary, in that in a white dominated society it is asked, mainly of certain groups of people who are visibly different. Second, the assumption behind the question - that one is not 'from here', constructs an/other whose identity is fixed and tied only to one faraway place, thereby erasing our hyphenated identities, which define our everyday lived realities. Third, it invokes feelings of ambivalence about place when it is interpreted as demanding a justification of the claim to belonging and being 'from here'. Our paper shows that the question is a matter of identity politics and exposes the complexity of identity work that occurs whenever this question is asked of us. In so doing, it highlights the contradiction between our Australian 'selves' and migrant 'other'.Availability: (1)

A new social policy for the new economy. /

by Nicholson, Tony.

Publisher: 2005Description: 12 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: March 2005 Conference held at University of Melbourne 31 March - 1 April 2005.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

A spatial divide : trends in the incomes and socioeconomic characteristics of regions between 1996 and 2001. /

by Lloyd, Rachel | Yap, Mandy | Harding, Ann.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Paper presented to the 28th Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association International Annual Conference, Wollongong 28 September - 1 October 2004. 2004Description: iv, 18 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 18)Availability: (1)

Aboriginality and the Northern Territory Intervention /

by Macoun, Alissa | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Other title: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 11-14Summary: This paper examines constructions of Aboriginality circulating in discourse surrounding the 2007 introduction of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (the intervention). It provides a preliminary analysis of several constructions of Aboriginality that are deployed to justify the intervention, and identifies subject positions, values, logics and power relations that these constructions create, reflect, sustain and foreclose.Availability: (1)

ACOSS 2003 Congress : piecing it together : equity, empowerment and change. /

by Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: Strawberry Hills, N.S.W. Australian Council of Social Service 2004Description: 100 p.Notes: February 2004 Includes bibliographical references Selected paper from the ACOSS Congress 13-14 November 2003, Canberra. Contents:" Where have all the women gone?" / Anne Summers -- Piecing it together : equity empowerment and change / Hugh Mackay -- Owning the problems and finding the solutions / Gregory Phillips -- Finding voice : taking control / Kerrie Tim -- Creating community capacity in urban and rural communities / Karen Healy -- Investing in an equitable future / Marcel Lauziere -- Investing in an equitable future / Rick Farley -- Beyond stamp duty / Mike Myers -- Free for all? : is there a future for universal services? : the case of schools / Roy Martin -- Free for all? : is there a future for universal services? /John Rule -- `Putting the market to rights' : the benefits of using human rights in the social service sector / Marc Purcell -- Human rights as a tool for community and international activism and movement building / Brigid Inder.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Address to the New Agenda for Prosperity conference : Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Thursday 27 March 2008 /

by Nicholson, Tony | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2008Description: 6 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Our experience at the Brotherhood is that there are a large and growing number of people in our community who are increasingly uncomfortable that so many have been left behind like this, especially in times of plenty.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Adolescent health and ethics : proceedings of a conference at St Vincents Hospital Fitzroy 20 June 2000. /

by Ford, Norman (ed.).

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Caroline Chisolm Centre for Health Ethics 2001Description: vi, 168 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

African resettlement in Australia : the way forward ... /

by African Think Tank.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. University of Melbourne 2007Description: 68 p. : ill., ports.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference report, University of Melbourne on 11-13 April 2007. Mental health -- Youth Culture & Identity -- Pathways to Employment -- Vocational education/pathways -- Organising Communities -- Domestic Violence -- Good settlement for young people -- Skills of the Future -- Barriers to education -- Strengthening Communities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

After neoliberalism : the social investment state?

by Smyth, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nelms, Lucy | Perkins, Daniel.

Publisher: 2004Description: 17 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 15-17) Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013 )Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

An investigation of the challenges facing African refugee communities in the Australian workforce : findings from a qualitative study of Sudanese and Liberian refugees in South Australia /

by Atem, Paul Gal | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: (1)

An uneasy transition : migrant children in Australia /

by Cox, David (ed.) | International Association for Child Psychiatrists and Allied rofessions. Australian Regional Study Group | Chiu, Edmond (ed.) | Dileo, Peter (ed.) | Mackenzie, Alan (ed.) | Taylor, Janet (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. International Association for Child Psychiatrists and Allied Professions 1978Description: 189 p. ; 30 cm.Other title: International Association for Child Psychiatrists and Allied.Notes: "Commissioned by the Congress Organising Committee, 9th International Congress of the International Association of Child Psychiatry and Allied Professions, Melbourne, 1978." Spiral binding. Bibliography : p. 187-189Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Applied learning after class /

by Pardy, John | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Other title: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography : p. 11-12 SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: By foregrounding teachers, practices in the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) this paper illustrates how social class can be deployed to critically explain inequalities and differences in schooling. Applied learning is represented as a practical and 'un-academic' schooling option for the 'difficult to teach', and has similarities with earlier institutional forms of working class schooling as provided in Technical Schools. Schooling through VCAL prepares students differently than general schooling by instigating a new subjective and cultural shift in schooling. ; VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING (VCAL)Availability: (1)

Assessing Poverty and Well-being in Australia : Potential of the Capability Paradigm /

by Jetti, Archana Preeti | The Australian Sociological Association.

Publisher: unpub. 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Conference paper presented at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference. Social Causes, Private Lives (2010 : North Ryde, N.S.W.) Bibliography p. 9-11Summary: Poverty and human well-being studies in Australia have been led by socioeconomic statistics which are limited in their description of the problem. There is a growing call for alternate ways, to conceptualise and evaluate poverty and well-being, which assist the government to develop broader and more inclusive poverty alleviation policies that can target more than what these statistics are able to capture. This paper argues for a broader informational space which is not dominant in Australian approaches to conceptualise, measure and evaluate poverty and well-being. The Capability Approach brings capabilities and functionings into the informational space, highlighting issues of equality as well as diversity, making it useful for normative evaluations of poverty and well-being especially in an affluent country like Australia.Availability: (1)

Assisting the most disadvantaged job seekers. /

by Perkins, Daniel | Nelms, Lucy.

Publisher: Callaghan, N.S.W. 2004Description: p. 371-383.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-16) Paper published in : A future that works : economics, employment and the environment proceedings of the 6th Path to Full Employment Conference and 11th National Conference on Unemployment, 8-10 December 2004, the University of Newcastle, Australia / edited by Ellen Carlson, Centre of Full Employment and Equity, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, N.S.W.Summary: ABSTRACT The increasing interest in active welfare policies internationally combined with a growing recognition that many jobseekers are not being well served by conventional welfare to work models based on rapid labour market attachment and minimum cost interventions, is resulting in an increasing focus on programs that address personal barriers to employment, as well as providing vocational assistance. This paper examines the literature regarding disadvantaged job seekers and barriers to employment in areas such as poor health and physical disability, mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse and lack of social support. It then looks at the policy context and program approaches in Australia, the United States and the European Union. Common elements of good practice are highlighted and implications for PSP in Australia are identified.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Australia's approach to lifelong learning /

by Karmel, Tom | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A.UNESCO International Expert Meeting on TVET (Learning for Work Citizenship and Sustainability). Conference proceedings. (25-28 October 2004 : Bonn, Germany) 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented to UNESCO International Expert Meeting on TVET (Learning for Work Citizenship and Sustainability) 25–28th October 2004 at Hotel Bristol, BonnSummary: Lifelong learning means different things to different people. This paper takes a pragmatic approach and examines adult engagement with various aspects of Australia's education and training system and the policy framework that underpins the system. It is argued that Australia's policy framework for lifelong learning is relatively weak because the educational framework is very open and does not discriminate on the basis of age. In a sense, Australia does not have a policy because it does not need one: its whole approach has encouraged lifelong learning.Availability: (1)

Australia's young adults : the deepening divide /

by Dusseldorp Skills Forum.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Dusseldorp Skills Forum 1999Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 1999 PDF of preface This is a companion to "Australia's Youth: Reality and Risk"Summary: This report, which follows the 1998 publication Reality and Risk, provides a national perspective on developments that have affected young adults in the 1990s. It highlights some trends that have emerged over the last two decades for young Australians.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian conceptions of poverty

by Taylor, Janet.

Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre, University of NSW 1999; Sydney, N.S.W. 1999Description: pp. 267-276.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: In: Social policy for the 21st century : justice and responsibility : proceedings of the National Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 21-23 July 1999 : Volume 2 Paper presented by Janet Taylor, Senior Researcher, Research & Policy Centre, Brotherhood of St LaurenceAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Australian conceptions of poverty /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 1999Description: 9 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Paper presented at the National Social Policy Conference Social Policy for the 21st Century: Justice and Responsibility July 1999, University of New South "Vales, SydneyAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
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