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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 nation at last?: the changing character of Australian nationalism. /

by Alomes, Stephen.

Publisher: North Ryde, N.S.W. Angus and Robertson 1988Description: 408p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Anthroposalata unlimited : possibilities for connecting community in Frankston. The Torch Project community consultation for the High Street multi-purpose centre

by Jope, Sally | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: iv, 16 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2005 Bibliography : p. 16Summary: The development of a multi-purpose centre in the Uniting Church complex at High Street Frankston has enabled the Brotherhood of St Laurence to explore ways to facilitate community participation. This report documents the process by which The Torch Project engaged with people in Frankston, including the development of Anthroposalata Unlimited, a cultural celebration reflecting local understandings of identity, history and social issues, and consultation about visions for the use of the High Street site.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Art of crossing cultures. /

by Storti, Craig.

Publisher: Yarmouth, ME Intercultural Press 1989Description: xix, 121 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Assyrian community capacity building in Fairfield City /

by Gow, Greg | University of Western Sydney | Isaac, Ashur | Gorgess, Paul.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of Western Sydney. Centre for Cultural Research 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : 57-58Summary: This report relates community capacity building to the Assyrian community living in Fairfield City. It provides a snapshot of the community at a particular point in time and suggests directions for their future success. The report is the outcome of a twelve month project which surveyed the Assyrian community and mainstream service providers in the Fairfield area during 2004/05. It considers the broader Assyrian community, which includes new arrivals and those with a longer presence in Australia. The Assyrians currently constitute the second largest ethnic community within the Fairfield City Local Government Area (LGA) and lack equity in a range of key areas, including education, employment, housing and health.Availability: (1)

Australian culture, media and poverty (draft) /

by Brady, Veronica.

Publisher: 1990Description: 102p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Draft only Veronica Brady produced this report during a sabbatical spent in the Social Policy Research Centre. No later work was done on this manuscript. Sister Brady gave permission for this work to be housed in the BSL archives.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Beyond western economics : remembering other economic cultures /

by Schroyer, Trent.

Publisher: Abingdon, New York, N.Y. Routledge 2009Description: vii, 163 p. ; 23 cm.Summary: This book combines intellectual history with contemporary events to offer a critique of mainstream economic thought and its neoliberal policy incarnation in global capitalism. The critique operates both theoretically, at the level of metaphysics and the philosophy of science, and concretely, in case studies of globalization and world events. Trent Schroyer provides a moral and cultural interpretation of modernity and scientism, highlighting their political and economic consequences - but the book's main purpose is not to criticize. The author moves beyond this to offer alternative "economic cultures" again combining abstract theoretical analysis with concrete case studies of alternative economic formations from local self-sufficiency movements to cooperatives and other anti-capitalist institutional experiments. These case studies exhibit an impressive range of variation, from first world to third world, from reformist to utopian transformative. Finally, Schroyer links the project to the global justice movement that opposes corporate globalization and eventually links participatory economics and democratic politics to a new image of science as "participatory social learning."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Choir of Hard Knocks : the voice of Reclink : Opera House special /

by Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2008Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (ca 113 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm.Notes: Music Publisher number : R-108355-9 Consultant executive producer and original idea by Jason Stephens Series director Bruce PermezelSummary: "Twelve months ago Jonathon Welch brought together a group of Melbourne's disadvantaged to form a choir, but had no idea what a sensation the choir would become. Now the 42 members of the Choir of Hard Knocks have been invited to perform in the Opera House concert hall. Taking such a disparate group on the road is a risky venture, and the stakes are high. It's a real show of faith in the Choir, and nerve racking for the organisers. It's a massive logistical operation given the varied emotional and physical needs of the choristers. For most, it will be their first time on a plane or their first trip interstate. Following on from ABC TV's inspirational series, this hour-long special shows the Choir of Hard Knocks as they prepare to travel to Sydney to sing on one of the world's great stages."--ABC website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Choir of Hard Knocks : the voice of Reclink /

by Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2007Description: 1 compact disk (CD).Notes: Music Publisher Catalogue Number: 4766166 Consultant executive producer and original idea by Jason Stephens Series director Bruce PermezelSummary: The Choir of Hard Knocks is an eclectic group of disadvantaged and homeless people who have created an unlikely musical phenomenon. This group of around 50 men and women have come together under the leadership of former Opera Australia principal Jonathon Welch, who has transformed a disparate bunch of people into a bona fide choir. This heart-warming CD follows the choir's journey towards their Gala Launch Concert, all of which was captured on the five-part ABC TV series The Choir of Hard Knocks.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Cloud culture: the global future of cultural relations /

by Leadbeater, Charles | Counterpoint. British Council.

Publisher: London, U.K. Counterpoint. British Council 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Copy edited by Julie Pickard Series design by modernactivity Bibliography : p. 83-87Summary: The internet, our relationship with it, and our culture is about to undergo a change as profound and unsettling as the development of Web 2.0 in the last decade, which saw Google and YouTube, Facebook and Twitter become mass, world-wide phenomena. This 87-page report argues that over the next ten years, the rise of cloud computing will not only accelerate the global battle for control of the digital landscape, but will almost certainly recast the very ways in which we exercise our creativity and forge relationships across the world's cultures.Availability: (1)

Collaboraive responsibility : a capacity building approach based on research with recently arrived Muslim men /

by Chafic, Wafa F | Auburn Migrant Resource Centre.

Publisher: Auburn, N.S.W. Auburn Migrant Resource Centre 2008Description: 72 p.: ill. col.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In 2006 the Auburn Migrant Resource Centre was funded by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to run a project for recently arrived Muslim men. One of the requirements of this funding was that the project be consistent with the settlement service capacity building focus of the Department. As such the Auburn Migrant Resource Centre adopted a multi-pronged community capacity building approach, providing such services as family support activities, information sessions and seminars, networking days, and activities for men young and older. The Auburn Migrant Resource Centre also undertook to research the issues most important to recently arrived Muslim men, regarding their settlement experience. In so doing, it would give authentic voice to Muslim men, about whom much commentary is made in public discourse - often adverse. This approach would provide a better understanding, and a more grounded context, for the provision of services by the AMRC and other such organisations to a major segment of its client base facing specific social and political stresses. Recommendations compiled or derived from this report should provide useful guidance to service providers and policy makers in the settlement services field.Availability: (1)

Common cause : the case for working with our cultural values /

by Crompton, Tom | World Wildlife Fund (WWF-UK).

Publisher: London, U.K. World Wildlife Fund (WWF-UK) 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 89-96Summary: This report is intended to catalyse debate on current approaches to tackling a wide range of challenges, including global poverty, climate change and biodiversity loss. Whatever the success of civil society organisations in beginning to address such challenges, these often seem to be intractable or worsening. Throughout this report such challenges are referred to, collectively, as 'bigger-than-self' problems. This is to distinguish them from another class of problem: one that it is clearly in an individual's immediate self-interest to invest energy and resources in helping to tackle (for example, an insensitive development in their neighbourhood).Availability: (1)

Connecting ideas : collaborative innovation for a complex world /

by Spoehr, John | University of Adeliade. Australian Institute for Social esearch | Barnett, Kate | Molloy, Simon | Vas Dev, Sanjugta | Hordacre, Ann-Louise.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. University of Adelaide 2010Description: 62 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010 Bibliography : p. 56-59Summary: This report argues that complex social, economic and environmental challenges confronting Australia requires a fundamental shift in the way we approach problem solving and innovation, one that values the contributions of all disciplines whether they be from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector or the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) sector.Availability: (1)

Contemporary social theory : an introduction /

by Elliot, Anthony.

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2009Description: xvi, 375 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Critically engaged learning : connecting to young lives /

by Smyth, John | Angus, Lawrence | Down, Barry | McInerney, Peter.

Publisher: New York, NY Peter Lang 2008Description: x, 205 p.Other title: Adolescent cultures, school and society ; volume 42.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-183) and index. School to work SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: "This book - the finale in a trilogy by the authors - traces the way in which a number of disadvantaged schools and communities were able to move beyond deficit, victim-blaming and pathologizing approaches and access resources of trust, relationships, connectedness and hope. It describes how these Australian schools and communities were able to benefit from working with 'street-level' bureaucrats who had reinvented themselves around notions of socially just forms of capacity-building. The book provides a set of insights into what is possible from a critical engagement for school and community renewal perspective, by working with the resources that exist within disadvantaged contexts, even in damaging neoliberal policy times."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Culture and the labour market. /

by Austen, Siobhan.

Publisher: Perth, W.A. Centre for Labour Market Research, Curtin University of Technology 1997Description: 20 p. ; 21 cm.Notes: August 1997--Cover. July 1997--tp.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Culture, multiculturalism and welfare state citizenship . /

by Shaver, Sheila.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:44:20 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Death sentence : the decay of public language. /

by Watson, Don.

Publisher: Milsons Point, NSW Random House 2003Description: 198 p.Notes: A Knopf book. Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-198)Summary: A scathing and funny assault on the death of the English language. According to the author, public language, the language of marketing, politics, business and even education, is in a serious state of decay ' public life the language has never been held in less regard. It withers in the dungeons of the technocratic mind. It is butchered by the media. In politics it lacks all qualifications for the main game'. Don WatsonAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Does culture affect unemployment? : evidence from the R stigraben /

by Br gger, Beatrix | Institute for the Study of Labor | Lalive, Rafael | Zweim ller, Josef.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labour 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper studies the role of culture in shaping unemployment outcomes. The empirical analysis is based on local comparisons across a language barrier in Switzerland. This R stigraben separates cultural groups, but neither labor markets nor political jurisdictions. Local contrasts across the language border identify the role of culture for unemployment. Our findings indicate that differences in culture explain differences in unemployment duration on the order of 20%. Moreover, we find that horizontal transmission of culture is more important than vertical transmission of culture and that culture is about as important as strong changes to the benefit duration.Availability: (1)

Emerging change : 2008 summary report on the operation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities. /

by Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission c2008Description: v. : ill. ; 30 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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