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'Will the real Aborigine please stand up' : strategies for breaking the stereotypes and changing the conversation /

by Gorringe, Scott | Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait slander Studies | Ross, Joe | Fforde, Cressida.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 Bibliography : p. 16-18Summary: This paper provides a background to issues discussed at a workshop held by AIATSIS in December 2009, and offers some of the outcomes in order to provide a basis for further debate and dialogue and to inform future forums. The workshop focused on a matter of growing concern to many Aboriginal people - the prevalence of an erosive mindset of deficit which pervades many Aboriginal communities and its attachment to notions of identity, which includes perceptions of authenticity widely adopted from similar views held about Aboriginal people by non-Indigenous Australians. The workshop discussed issues such as: the identification of perceptions of identity within and outside Aboriginal Australia; how perceptions of authenticity arise and why they persist; the social impact of such perceptions; and the impact of legislation and policy that links entitlement to identity. Disengaging the language of disadvantage (or pathologising discourses) was identified at the workshop as fundamental to effecting change. As methods of producing change, participants identified the need for creating safe spaces for discussion, challenging mindsets, habits and conversations and co-creating transformative pathways.Availability: (1)

"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 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 Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into a room…’ : young people and the role of inter-faith dialogue. /

by Olliff, Louise.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This policy discussion paper looks at the context for the increasing number of inter-faith initiatives, how this impacts on young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and their sense of identity, and provides some discussion around future considerations for initiatives aimed at promoting respect and understanding within our diverse community.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A fair go in an age of terror . /

by Brennan, Frank.

Publisher: Kings Cross, N.S.W. Uniya Jesuit Social Justice Centre 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.uniya.org/pdf/brennan_16mar04.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:23:18 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A guide for newly arrived young people : understanding the Victorian education and training system. /

by Refugee Young People and Transitions Working Group | Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A national action plan to build on social cohesion, harmony and security /

by Ministerial Council on Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The NAP, developed in 2005?06, responds to the particular pressures Australian communities are facing as a result of increased intolerance and the promotion of violence arising from events around the world and in Australia since 2001. It addresses marginalisation, promotes understanding and dialogue among all Australians and builds on existing government programs, focusing on four key areas: education, employment, integration and security.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A new design framework for remote Indigenous housing /

by Fien, John | Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute | Charlesworth, Esther | Lee, Gini | Morris, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.AHURI research and policy bulletin Issue 101 May 2008 2008Description: PDF.Other title: Flexible housing design for Indigenous communities.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A place in the sun : re-creating the Australian way of life. /

by Cope, Bill | Kalantzis, Mary.

Publisher: Pymble, N.S.W. HarperCollins 2000Description: 389 p.Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A review of literature relating to family and domestic violence in culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia /

by Bonar, Maria | Roberts, Debra.

Publisher: Perth, W.A. WA Department of Community Development 2006Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Family & early yearsSummary: This provides a literature review on issues and initiatives relating to family and domestic violence in culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities in Australia. A review of Australian statistics, national and jurisdictional research, good practice guidelines and models on working with women and families, working with children and working with men, as well as culturally appropriate responses to family and domestic violence, has been conducted. It finds that research has been conducted with specific ethnic groups but it reports that it is hard to provide accurate statistics for the extent and nature of domestic violence within CaLD communities. It suggests the need for an integrated national data collection system. There have been national competency standards developed for service providers who come into contact with people affected by family violence from CaLD backgrounds, which have provided consistency and identified skills and knowledge needed to work in the field with men, women and children experiencing domestic violence. Research findings show that many of the agencies and service providers have supported procedures that are more inclusive but in practice, the strategies do not seem to be implemented. New culturally appropriate models and interventions are required to ensure there are good practice models and guidelines. It suggests the need to focus on rural and remote communities and also innovative strategies that suit Western Australia s geography and demography. The importance of general practitioners and the health system for women from CaLD backgrounds is highlighted and the lack of qualified interpreters and of appropriate referral options should be addressed as a key strategy. Research suggests that positive messages reinforcing community values such as family harmony and healthy relationships may be more effective than confronting and aggressive messages. Specific services for CaLD groups may be required as they may not use mainstream services for a range of reasons. A recurring theme of the literature indicates that for prevention, protection of victims and provision of services, the one size does not fit all is common insofar as mainstream services are not equipped to deal with the complex needs of marginalised groups. Another common theme is the need to engage key community and religious leaders to address family violence in CaLD communities. Settlement issues also mean there is a need for new and emerging communities to be informed of Australian law and services within a culturally appropriate forum. It calls for an urgent need to develop culturally appropriate interventions and holistic preventative programmes that target men from CaLD backgrounds who perpetrate domestic violence.Availability: (1)

A three-way partnership ? : exploring the experiences of CLD families in schools. /

by O'Sullivan, Kate.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for Multicultural Youth Issues 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: An issues paper, which accompanies the Opening the School Gate resource kit for teachers, exploring themes and issues around culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) families' expectations and involvement in schools.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Aboriginal elders' voices : stories of the "tide of history" : Victorian Indigenous Elders' life stories & oral histories. /

by The Aboriginal Community Elders Service | Harvey, Kate.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Aboriginal Community Elders Service 2003Description: vi, 263 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: These life stories and oral histories of Indigenous elders from south-eastern Australia are an attempt to ensure that both sides of Australia s history are finally heard. They are a compelling reminder that the past is far from irrelevant: we all need to understand how it shapes the contemporary lives and responses of individuals and communities.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Annual report. /

by Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia.

Publisher: Curtin, A.C.T. Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia 2008Description: pp.Notes: 2001-2002 ; 2002-2003 ; 2003-2004 ; 2004-2005 ; 2005-2006 ; 2006-2007 ; 2007-2008 ; 2008-1009 ; 2009-2010Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia deliberates : Muslims and non-Muslims in Australia : final report. /

by Issues Deliberation Australia.

Publisher: Glenelg, S.A. Issues Deliberation Australia 2007Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://ida.org.au/content.php?p=dpprelease' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:44:22 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia s response to tensions between Islam and the West since September 11 . /

by Michael, Mich lis S.

Publisher: Bundoora, Vic. Centre for Dialogue. La Trobe University 2007Description: 51 p.Summary: "This paper examines the impact of international conflicts involving the Muslim world upon Australia's multicultural society by studying the government's responses to tensions between Islam and the West since September 11." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's Muslims : experiences and expectations after September 11. /

by Omar,Yusef Sheikh.

Publisher: Bundoora, Vic. Centre for Dialogue. La Trobe University 2007Description: 52 p.Summary: "Based on in-depth interviews with members of the Australian-Muslim community, this paper encapsulates a range of responses to government policies and media coverage since September 11. It offers a number of important recommendations addressed both to the Muslim community and to government and other organisations." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian citizenship : much more than a ceremony : consideration of the merits of introducing a formal citizenship test. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2006Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian citizenship : our common bond /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Immigration and Citizenship 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Australian multiculturalism : a documentary history and critique. /

by Foster, Lois E | Stockley, David.

Publisher: Clevedon, U.K. Multilingual Matters 1988Description: viii, 264 p.Notes: Series editor: Derrick SharpAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian multiculturalism past, present, and future . /

by Jayasuriya, Laksiri.

Publisher: Perth, W.A. University of Western Australia. Discipline of Social Work and Social Policy 2003Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.socialwork.arts.uwa.edu.au/__data/page/33070/diversity.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:33 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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