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Neighborhood diversity and the appreciation of native and immigrant-owned homes /

by Cobb-Clark, Deborah A | Sinning, Mathias.

Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labour 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper examines the effect of neighborhood diversity on the nativity gap in home-value appreciation in Australia. Specifically, immigrant homeowners experienced a 41.7 percent increase in median home values between 2001 and 2006, while the median value of housing owned by the native-born increased by 59.4 percent over the same period. We use a semi-parametric decomposition approach to assess the relative importance of the various determinants of home values in producing this gap. We find that the differential returns to housing wealth are not related to changes in the nature of the houses or the neighborhoods in which immigrants and native-born homeowners live. Rather, the gap stems from the fact that over time there were differential changes across groups in the hedonic prices (i.e., returns) associated with the underlying determinants of home values.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

New futures : the Queensland government s engagement with African refugees. /

by Queensland. Department of Communities.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. The Department 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: "This report outlines ways to combat discrimination and improve access to services for refugees from Africa. The report highlights that almost 5000 refugees and other humanitarian entrants have resettled in Queensland from Africa in the past five years. Many have migrated from Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Rwanda and Uganda where they have experienced oppressive and abusive regimes. The report also showed that refugees from Africa faced many barriers as they sought to build a new life in Queensland such as limited English language and literacy skills, low education levels as well as securing long-term employment and accessing services. The report explains how government agencies can help improve access to services by presenting information about services in culturally-appropriate ways; providing appropriate consultations with African refugee communities, work placements and also offering cross-cultural training for staff "-- Publisher.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Older Indigenous Australians : their integral role in culture and community. /

by Warburton, Jeni | Chambers, Briana.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Opening the school gate : engaging CLD parents in schools. /

by O'Sullivan, Kate.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Opening the School Gate provides some practical suggestions and tools to overcome barriers to involvement with CLD families. This publication is a guide to planning for greater engagement in schools with suggestions such as how to plan a CLD parents' meeting; run an effective meeting with CLD parents; support CLD families in the school.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Oppositional Identities and employment for ethnic minorities : evidence from England /

by Battu, Harminder | Zenou, Yves.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: IZA DP No. 4517 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Where a community or group is socially excluded from a dominant group, some individuals of that group may identify with the dominant culture and others may reject that culture. The aim of this paper is to investigate this issue by empirically analyzing the potential trade-off for ethnic minorities between sticking to their own roots and labour market success. We find that the social environment of individuals and attachments to culture of origin has a strong association with identity choice. Our results also suggest that those non-whites who have preferences that accord with being "oppositional" do experience an employment penalty.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Out of sight, out of mind : migration, entrepreneurship and social capital /

by Wahba, Jackline | Zenou, Yves.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: IZA Discussion Paper No. 4541 November 2009Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Palliative care for culturally and linguistically diverse communities /

by Migrant Information Centre.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Community Partners Program (CPP) produced this resource for palliative care service providers to improve provision of culturally appropriate palliative care for Cambodian, Chinese, Indian, Iranian, Sri Lankan and Vietnamese communities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Partnering for goodness sake : ensuring economic participation for culturally and linguistically diverse migrants and refugees /

by Scarth, Cath.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 10 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Pathways to positive development for Muslim immigrant youth in western contexts /

by Stuart, Jaimee Ellen.

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. Victoria University of Wellington 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "A thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology"Summary: "Muslim youth growing up in Western contexts face a complex set of issues as a result of meeting the various, and often incongruent, expectations placed upon them by their family, religion, ethnic community and host national society. This group of young people is often thought to face high risks of maladaptation, as they potentially experience the negative effects of acculturation more so than host nationals or other immigrant youth. Recent research, however, has suggested that many Muslim migrant young people are successfully negotiating their experiences of cultural transition in Western societies. Therefore, the major aim of this thesis was to obtain systematic data on young Muslim migrant?s ?pathways to positive development?, or how these young people achieve successful adaptation in the face of adversity? ; The thesis focuses on acculturation, development and religiosity, investigating salient ecological resources youth access (family, religion and the intercultural environment), the risks they face (discrimination and cultural differences) and outcomes of the acculturation process. It draws upon theories of resilience. Results indicate that while Muslim youth in New Zealand may be at risk of maladaptative outcomes because of their exposure to discrimination and cultural transition, ecological resources may counteract some of the negative effects of these stressors. Initial investigation based upon a sample of Muslim youth in New Zealand.were then tested for generalisability to Muslim youth in other contexts by carrying out a comparative analysis of youth outcomes in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The results demonstrate that the cultural environment of migration plays an important contributing factor to both the experience of stress and the achievement of positive adaptation above and beyond the effects of resources. The fourth study examined data on Muslim migrant youth from 9 Western receiving nations from the International Comparative Study of Ethnocultural Youth (ICSEY) data. Results indicate that the ideological context (cultural values and host national attitudes towards immigrants) has important effects on individual levels of adaptation and the experience of perceived discrimination. ; The findings of this thesis contribute novel perspectives to acculturation and development research as well as cross-cultural psychology more generally.Availability: (1)

People like us : how arrogance is dividing Islam and the West. /

by Aly, Waleed.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Picador 2007Description: xx, 277 p.Summary: "No two civilisations have spoken so many words about each other in recent years as those of Islam and the West. And no two seem to have communicated less. As a Muslim born and raised in Australia, Waleed Aly stands at the intersection of these two civilisations. From there he sees a world of radical misunderstandings, perpetuated by the inability of each to look beyond the stereotypes and truly comprehend the other. People Like Us examines the cultural chasm between Islam and the West by confronting the issues at the heart of the misunderstanding: women, jihad, secularism, terrorism, Reformation and modernity. Drawing on the author's knowledge of Western and Islamic intellectual traditions, it provides a fascinating analysis of these subjects, exposing the depth of ignorance surrounding them and the role of both Muslim and Western media in reinforcing stereotypes. Above all, it argues that the only way to avoid perpetual and escalating conflict between Islam and the West is to acknowledge one indisputable and powerful truth: that we are all complex, nuanced people. We must resist the mutual temptation to assume that the other's problems could be solved if only they became more like us. This is a brave and provocative book of rare insight, and an indispensable contribution to understanding our troubled world." -- Publisher's websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Perceptions of Islamic and Middle Eastern people in Australian media : scope for improvement. /

by Myconos, George.

Publisher: Bundoora, Vic. Centre for Dialogue. La Trobe University 2007Description: 38 p.Summary: "This paper looks at how sections of the Australian media represented Islamic and Middle Eastern communities in the waker of the September 11 terror attacks, and then during what came to be known as the 'war on terror'. It considered examples of such media coverage, and the ways in which reporting and editorialising contributed to an atmosphere of intimidation and fear for these communities." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Playing for the future : the role of sport and recreation in supporting refugee young people to 'settle well' in Australia /

by Olliff, Louise | Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This paper explores the role of sport and recreation in supporting refugee and migrant young people to settle in Australia. It was developed out of a forum held in April 2007 and a series of subsequent consultations with workers, community members and young people.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Reflections : young Muslims on the contributions of Islamic civilisation to humanity. /

by Amath, Nora (ed.) | Rane, Halim (ed.).

Publisher: Underwood, Qld. AMARAH - Australian Muslim Advocates for the Rights of All Humanity 2007Description: xv, 182 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 176-178)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Refugees from Burma : their backgrounds and refugee experiences. /

by Barron, Sandy | Okell, John | Yin, Saw Myat.

Publisher: Washington, DC Centre for Applied Linguistics 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:43:03 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Religious and human freedom . /

by Saeed, Abdullah.

Publisher: Kings Cross, N.S.W. Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre 2003Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:41:47 AM Status: Error Details: Failed to send HTTP request (WinHttpSendRequest)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Report on the Northern Territory Emergency Response redesign consultations /

by Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and ndigenous Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2009Description: PDF.Summary: From June to late August 2009, the Australian Government consulted with Indigenous people in the Northern Territory about future directions for the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER). ; In its interim response to the NTER Review, the Government said it would introduce legislation into the Parliament in the Spring sittings of 2009 to remove the provisions in the current NTER Acts that exclude the operation of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA). ; On 21 May 2009 the Government released a discussion paper; setting out proposals for the measures affected by the RDA as a starting point for discussion. ; The consultations involved all communities and town camps affected by the NTER. There were been more than 500 community consultations as well as workshops with regional leaders and Indigenous organisations in the Northern Territory. ; The Report on the NTER Redesign Consultations was released on 23 November 2009.Availability: No items available

Selected African communities in Melbourne : their characteristics and settlement needs /

by Batrouney, Trevor.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1991Description: 104 p.: ill.Notes: Bibliography : p. 95-97 Index : p. 98-104 Report completed at the Ecumenical Migration CentreAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Settler colonialism, multiculturalism and the politics of postcolonial identity . /

by Lovell, Melissa.

Publisher: [2007]Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:45:09 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Settling in Australia : the social inclusion of refugees. /

by Colic-Peisker, Val (ed.) | Tilbury, Farida (ed.).

Publisher: Perth, W.A. Centre for Social and Community Research, Murdoch University 2007Description: 148 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 148) This volume originated from a workshop held in June 2006 called, Social inclusion of refugees. The workshop presenters are the authors of chapters in this volume. Contents: 1. African cultural education and social inclusion of refugees / Peter Wakholi -- 2. South Sudanese learners in Western Australia : learning environments, expectations and participation / Marianne Turner -- 3. Prejudice against asylum seekers and the fear of terrorism : the importance of context / Anne Pedersen, Susan Watt and Brian Griffiths -- 4. Working with refugee women : a case study / Irena Quinn -- 5. Friendship and kinship : pathways to community inclusion / Nicolette Macdougall -- 6. Collective resilience in refugee communities : an explorative study / David Sang and Angela Fielding -- 7. Good food for new arrivals : a case study of inclusive health practice / Danielle Gallegos and Pernilla Ellies -- 8. Refugee settlement, employment and life satisfaction : a Perth case study of three communities / Farida Tilbury and Val Colic-Peisker -- 9. A long journey from Sierra Leone to Australia : a personal story / Amadu Wurie Barrie.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Sharing our stories sharing our strengths : report of the conference for Refugee Communities 2007. /

by Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors 2008Description: 144 p.: ill., photos.Summary: "The Sharing our Stories, Sharing our Strengths conference was based on the notion that more than anything, refugees have a remarkable ability to overcome adversity. By bringing members of many different refugee communities together, the conference aimed to enhance the ability of those who came here seeking safety to deal with their settlement issues and recover from the impact of trauma. It recognised that people who escaped violence and persecution have the capacity to solve their own problems when given the right supportive environment. The organisations, communities and individuals involved in developing the conference believe that although experts from Australia have much to offer, other refugees can provide different understandings, assistance and ways of building the necessary social capital for succeeding in a new country." -- STARTTS websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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