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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 review of communication components of anti-racism and prodiversity social marketing/public education campaigns . /

by Donovan, Robert J | Vlais, Rodney.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. VicHealth 2006Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Accumulating poverty? : women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle : an issues paper examining the gender gap in retirement savings /

by Cerise, Somali | O'Connell, Karen | Rosenman, Elena | Sarat Chandran, Priya.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Sect. 1: Introduction -- Sect. 2: Causes of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 3: Why does the gender gap in the retirement income system matter? Average superannuation balances and payouts -- Sect. 4: A snapshot of ; women's accumulated poverty - Distribution of retirement savings by age and gender - Income and assets during retirement - Sect. 5: Women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle - Education and training - Entering the paid workforce for the first time - Career progression - Pregnancy - Maternity and parental leave - Caring for children (a) Unequal division of unpaid caring work - (b) Lack of structural support for employees with caring responsibilities - (c) ; Lack of social and economic value placed on unpaid caring work - Caring across the lifecycle - Gendered ageism - Gender-based violence - Divorce or separation -- ; Sect. 6: The consequences of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 7: Building financial security for women over the lifecycle - Solutions for closing the gender gap in retirement savings. Remove the barriers to women's participation in the paid workforce and close the gender pay gap - Invest in measures to redress women's disadvantage in the superannuation scheme - Specifically recognise and reward unpaid caring work in the retirement income system -- Sect. 8: ConclusionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Addressing the stigma associated with dementia /

by Alzheimer's Australia NSW.

Publisher: North Ryde, N.S.W. Alzheimer's Australia NSW 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Alzheimer's Australia NSW. Discussion paper ; no. 2.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2010 Bibliography : p. 30-31Summary: The purpose of this paper is to raise public awareness about the effects of stigma associated with dementia, to address the need to change the way we, as a society, approach dementia, and to make recommendations for further action.Availability: (1)

Ali Abdul V the King : Muslim stories from the dark days of White Australia /

by Deen, Hanifa.

Publisher: Crawley, W.A. UWAP Publishing 2011Description: xii, 164 p.Summary: Mahomet Allum, wonder herbalist and ladies' man, bush battler Ali Abdul, the feisty Afghan Rock men, and Sam the republican pearl diver, are some of Deen's 'men from the archives'. To others they are troublemakers and 'lustful aliens'. Unwelcome and a threat to Australian workers, these are the dark strangers in the days of the White Australia Policy, when race was used to classify people and bar them from entering the country. This fascinating collection of narratives combines storytelling with history and nostalgia as Deen takes the reader back into Australia's past. These stories may even help explain some of the moral ambiguities and strange ironies that trouble us today.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission. /

by Australian Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: 12/12/2002 13:15:00http://www.hreoc.gov.au/ 2002Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 17 December 2002 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) is a national independent statutory government body, established in 1986 by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act of the federal Parliament. The Commission is responsible for inquiring into alleged infringements such as discrimination on the grounds of race, colour or ethnic origin , racial vilification , sex, sexual harassment, marital status, pregnancy, or disability.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Human Rights Commission submission /

by Human Rights and Equal Opportunity.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity 2009; Commission 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Between belonging and discrimination : the experiences of African Australians from refugee backgrounds /

by La Trobe Refugee Research Centre.

Publisher: Bundoora, Vic. La Trobe Refugee Research Centre 2009Description: 39 p.: ill. charts.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission on African Australians: A report on human rights and social inclusion issues August 2009Summary: This submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission is drawn from mainly qualitative findings of nine studies carried out by the La Trobe Refugee Research Centre between 2004 and 2009, into the wellbeing and resettlement experiences of people with refugee backgrounds settled in Victoria and Queensland. A specific focus of this submission is the in-depth experiences of those who have participated in these studies. As such, the 'data' contained here is largely descriptive aiming to let the participants 'speak for themselves' as far as is possible. The submission presents evidence of African Australians' experiences of social exclusion and discrimination in five domains of social life: employment, education, health, justice and social participation.Availability: (1)

Building on social cohesion, harmony and security : an action plan /

by Muslim Community Reference Group.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Muslim Community Reference Group 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2006 Dr Ameer Ali (Chair)Summary: During the last twelve months, the Muslim Community Reference Group (MCRG) and its Sub-Groups formed recommendations and proposals to the Australian Government that aim to create a more inclusive Australia in which people are less likely to be isolated and marginalised and possibly attracted to rigid and antisocial thinking that can lead to destructive activity. More than 40 projects were proposed by the MCRG and its Sub-Groups for consideration in the development and implementation of the National Action Plan to Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security (the National Action Plan). The social isolation facing many Australian Muslims, particularly the young, both at school and in the community, will be challenged by promoting interfaith and intercultural cooperation through school education, redesigned school curricula, sport, mentoring and volunteering. Research into education and employment will examine how Australia's education and employment systems encourage integration and where they fall short. Muslim youth will be assisted into the labour market with improved access to employment service providers and government services.Availability: (1)

Can workers' expectations account for the persistence of discrimination? /

by Filippin, Antonio | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Institute for the Study of Labor. Discussion paper : no. 4490.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2009Summary: The paper explains how workers' expectations of being discriminated against can be self-confirming, accounting for the persistence of unequal outcomes in the labour market even beyond the causes that originally generated them. The theoretical framework used is a two-stage game of incomplete information in which one employer promotes only one among two workers after having observed their productivity, which is used as a signal of their ability. Workers who expect to be discriminated against exert a lower effort on average, because of a lower expected return, thereby being promoted less frequently even by unbiased employers. This implies that achievements of minority groups may not improve when the fraction of discriminatory employers actually decreases, and such a mechanism is robust both to trial work periods and to affirmative actions like quotas.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Child poverty in Scotland : taking the next steps /

by Sinclair, Stephen | McKendrick, John.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study discusses progress made in Scotland to end child poverty, and suggests what the Scottish Government needs to do to reach the 2020 target. ; Child poverty has fallen in Scotland, but evidence from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggests that the current rate of progress will not achieve the 2020 target to eradicate child poverty. Some policy measures required to reduce child poverty (such as benefit increases) are not devolved powers, but the Scottish Government could do more to remove barriers to employment, sustain people in work and tackle low pay. ; The Scottish Government should consider: ; Encouraging employers to create more flexible jobs which allow parents to combine work and care responsibilities. ; Increasing access to affordable, flexible childcare. ; Providing in-work support and advice to help parents remain in employment. ; Defining a Scottish living wage, and commit to paying this to public sector employees.Availability: (1)

Children's rights : equal rights? : diversity, difference and the issue of discrimination. /

by International Save the Children Alliance.

Publisher: London, U.K. International Save the Children Alliance 2000Description: vii, 226 p. : ill.Notes: November 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Crime prevention programs for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia /

by Bartels, Lorana | Criminology Research Council.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Criminology 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Research in practice report ; no. 18.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography pp. 13-14Summary: It is generally recognised that people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities may face a range of complex issues, including discrimination and prejudice, social isolation and disenfranchisement, and difficulties in assimilating within the broader Australian culture and/or in maintaining a sense of identification with the culture of origin. In addition, refugees or people who have migrated to Australia as a result of adversity may be suffering from undiagnosed or untreated trauma. All of these factors may impact on involvement in and engagement with the criminal justice system. In this paper, the key criminal justice issues in relation to CALD communities are reviewed and a summary of relevant protective and risk factors provided. Some CALD-specific crime prevention programs, which serve to promote resiliency and protective factors and/or inhibit risk factors, are then presented. In order to ensure relevance and currency, the paper is primarily limited to Australian research from 2006 onwards.Availability: (1)

Disabilities and equality : issues for the nineties. /

by Donnellan, Craig (ed.).

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Independence Educational Publishers 1994Description: 40 p.Notes: At foot of title: Issues For the nineties: volume 17. missing 2006Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Do Australians have equal protection against hate speech ? /

by Rice, Simon.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Democratic Audit of Australia. Australian National University 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://democratic.audit.anu.edu.au/papers/200508_rice_hate_speech.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:26:45 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Does racial and ethnic discrimination vary across minority groups? : evidence from three experiments /

by Leigh, Andrew | Booth, Alison | Varganova, Elena.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Experiences of crime in two selected migrant communities /

by Johnson, Holly | Australian Institute of Criminolgy.

Publisher: Griffith, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Criminology 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study attempts to assess the experiences of crime among migrants, from Vietnam and the Middle East, whose language, skin colour, religion or cultural practices set them apart from mainstream Australian society. The migrants sampled were more likely to feel that assaults and threats perpetrated against them were racially-motivated.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Far far greater things : a source book for women's groups /

by Dyson, Sue | Szirom, Tricia.

Publisher: St Kilda, Vic. YWCA of Victoria 1989Description: 198 p. : ill., tables.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Help the Aged. /

by Help the Aged.

Publisher: 04/19/2004 14:22:17http://www.helptheaged.org.uk/default.htm 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 04/19/2004 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Help the Aged is committed to combating poverty, reducing isolation, defeating ageism and challenging poor standards in care. We provide advice on care homes, community grants for senior citizens, news on older people and charity fundraiser events. Our campaign materials assist older people in helping to end age discrimination.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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