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Settlement needs of small newly arrived ethnic groups. /

by Jupp, James | McRobbie, Andrea | York, Barry.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 1991Description: xii, 110 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Shaping services to community needs : a case study of Atherton Gardens Public Housing Estate, Fitzroy. /

by Fernandes, Nora.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1999Description: 75 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: September 2000Summary: The Shaping Services to Community Needs study seeks to understand the complexities of high-rise living, from the time the high-rise estates were built to the present. The focus of the study is the Atherton Gardens public housing estate, its community structures, the service providers and local government agencies involved with the community. The study is located within a wider context of migrant and refugee arrivals in Victoria, housing and welfare policy development and welfare service provision in Fitzroy. The Atherton Gardens estate was selected because it represents a culturally and linguistically diverse community, with a high proportion on welfare benefits and is located in close proximity to a number of welfare organisations and services. A case study approach was used to enable the situation to be explored in its totality, and data was collected through semi-structured interviews with estate residents, observation, interviews with service agencies, archival study and review of current literature on housing, immigration and economic policy. For refugee and humanitarian arrivals in Victoria, housing need combines with other disadvantages, such as lack of physical and educational resources to invest in a new future, psychological distress from experiences of war, flight and dislocation and unfamiliarity with language and practices in Australia. In recent years, the majority of refugee and migrant arrivals in Victoria come from countries such as Yugoslavia, Vietnam, New Zealand, China, United Kingdom. Under the humanitarian program, a number of settlers (2844 in 1998-99) arrived from Bosnia, Horn of Africa and Iraq, more than half of whom were women.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Sierra Leonean community profile . /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://digbig.com/4thrq' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:43:07 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: SIERRA LEONEANAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social change and cultural transformation in Australia. /

by Jamrozik, Adam | Boland, Cathy | Urquhart, Robert.

Publisher: Oakleigh, Vic. Cambridge University Press 1995Description: x, 265 p. Bibliography: p. 243-255.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social cohesion in diverse communities /

by Hudson, Maria | Phillips, Joan | Ray, Kathryn | Barnes, Helen.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.jrf.org.uk/bookshop/eBooks/2036-social-cohesion-communities.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:47:43 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "This report explores relationships between new and established communities in ethnically diverse neighbourhoods. Ethnic difference and community relationships are under greater scrutiny following the 2001 disturbances in the North of England and the war on terror . A high-profi le policy response has been the promotion of social cohesion. The study takes a critical look at the meaning of social cohesion for new and established residents in Moss Side in Manchester and North Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey. It describes patterns of neighbourhood diversity and residents accounts of social interaction, within their own ethnic groups and across others. The report considers whether ethnic difference is a source of neighbourhood tensions, and the meaning of community and belonging. It draws on resident and service provider accounts to show the factors that hinder or promote social cohesion and gives recommendations for policy and practice." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social housing allocation and immigrant communities /

by Rutter, Jill | Great Britain. Equality and Human Rights Commission | Latorre, Maria.

Publisher: London, U.K. Equality and Human Rights Commission 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Widespread media reports suggest that migrants receive priority in the allocation of social housing, and in doing so displace non-migrants. The Equality and Human Rights Commission decided to commission research to look at the facts behind these stories and to examine the allocation of social housing in England. ; The research asked three questions: ; Who is entitled to social housing? ; Who receives social housing? ; Do some groups have unfair access to social housing? ; This study is set in the context of increased international immigration to the UK and a reduction in social housing stock. Although international migration has always been a feature of national life, this aspect of population change has increased substantially since the early 1990s.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social integration of Muslim settlers in Cobram /

by Monash University. School of Political and Social Inquiry. entre for Muslim Minorities and Islam Policy Studies.

Publisher: Clayton, Vic. Monash University. School of Political and Social Inquiry. Centre for Muslim Minorities and Islam Policy Studies 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2006 Report sponsored by the Scanlon Foundation Bibliography : p. 28-29Summary: This project explores issues, challenges and successes surrounding the settlement and social integration of Muslim settlers in Cobram, Moira Shire in Victoria. It looks at relationships between Muslims and non-Muslims particularly in regard to services, programs and resources that have been offered to assist settlement and promote social cohesion. The area has a long history of multiculturalism and a number of projects have been undertaken to help assist the new wave of Muslim settlers and raise cultural awareness. Despite the best efforts of the Moira Shire Council, Muslim community leaders, and a range of NGOs and philanthropy initiatives, there have been some difficulties in integrating Muslim migrants in Cobram. The first problem relates to outdated data which does not reflect the growing size of the Muslim migrant community and its needs. A substantial increase in migrant settlement in Cobram between 2001 and 2006 is not reflected in official statistics. As a consequence community funding devoted to Cobram by Shepparton is grossly inadequate to address the needs of the Cobram Muslim migrant community.Availability: (1)

Strategic directions in CALD dementia research in Australia /

by Cheng, Ada | University of New South Wales. Dementia Collaborative esearch Centre | Cruysmans, Benedict | Draper, Brian.

Publisher: Sydney, [N.S.W.] Dementia Collaborative Research Centre 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2009Summary: The first part of this report that covers the nine topics relevant to CALD and dementia is based on the written literature reviews. The second part outlines challenges for CALD research followed by the key recommendations for research and this is based upon the written reviews, presentations and discussions which followed each presentation. The wording of these recommendations was subsequently refined through further work and discussion with the Alzheimer?s Australia Cross-Cultural Network. The many recommendations for research proposed by workshop participants are listed in the Appendix.Availability: (1)

Strategies for developing more accessible and health services. /

by Ziguras, Stephen J.

Publisher: 1994Description: p. 87-91.Notes: Rec. no. for book [B10911] indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Strengthening the role of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) men in their families and the Australian community: key findings and recommendations /

Publisher: Windermere Child & Family Services Nov 2009; New Hope foundation Nov 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Living in Harmony (now Diverse Australia) program funded by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), presented a unique opportunity to attempt a project which aimed to empower refugee men to feel more in control of their family life and build connections with the broader Australian community. ...Background to projectAvailability: (1)

Structure, culture and religion in the welfare of Muslim families : a study of immigrant Turkish and Lebanese men and women and their families living in Melbourne. /

by Mackie, Fiona.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1983Description: 190 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Sudanese community profile /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Supporting new and emerging communities to participate in and contribute to Australian society. /

by Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia 2009Description: 14 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: FECCA New and Emerging Communities Policy Statement 2009 Developed by the FECCA New and Emerging Communities Policy Committee and approved by the FECCA Executive June 2009 Includes a definition of 'New and Emerging Commuities' (p.2)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Supporting women from CALD backgrounds who are victims/survivors of sexual violence /

by Allimant, Annabelle | Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Centre or the Study of Sexual Assault | Ostapiej-Piatkowski, Beata.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault wrap ; no. 9.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 13-15Summary: This Wrap aims to raise awareness of the circumstances of refugee and immigrant women who are survivors of sexual violence as they establish new lives in Australia - the lifetime journey that may haunt them, the continuing trauma they may suffer, and the personal and systemic barriers they meet in accessing support. The authors: bring to light the issues faced by counsellors and women victim/survivors as they traverse two cultures; define some of the expectations and assumptions that women encounter when they attempt to access support services; discuss how this can result in exclusion and discrimination for some women; and suggest good practice for service providers.Availability: (1)

The Adult Literacy and Life Skills [ALL] Survey : gender, ethnicity and literacy /

by Satherley, Paul | New Zealand. Ministry of Education | Lawes, Elliot.

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. New Zealand. Ministry of Education 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2008Summary: The skill demands of a modern economy and society are becoming increasingly complex. If New Zealand is to maintain and enhance its position in the world economy, its adult population - including both women and men, and people with different ethnic backgrounds - needs to have high levels of generic and technical skills. The ALL survey provides an insight into our current skill levels for these sub-populations, and this insight is essential for the development of initiatives to maintain and enhance these levels and reduce inequities. In the longer term, having data from the 1996 International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) and ALL gives us a baseline against which to track movement in levels of skill development for key groups.Availability: (1)

The challenge of diversity : policy options for a multicultural Australia. /

by Jupp, James (ed.) | Australia. Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AGPS 1989Description: 303 p.Notes: Based on the policy option papers commissioned by the Office of Multicultural Affairs in its preparation of the National agenda for a Multicultural Australia. At head of title: Office of Multicultural Affairs. Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The civil and social participation of Muslim women in Australian community life /

by McCue, Helen.

Publisher: Hawthorn, Vic. Asian Law Group 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This research project, funded by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), sought to identify the drivers and barriers to Muslim Australian women?s participation in Australian civil and social life.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The cultural diversity of money, credit & debt : a case study of Arabic-speaking people, and people from the Horn of Africa and Vietnam /

by Kliger, Beverley | Financial and Consumer Rights Council.

Publisher: Melbourne Financial and Consumer Rights Council 2000Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (p. 33)Summary: People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are experiencing alienation and dislocation from the Australian financial system. This is of concern, as Victoria?s population is culturally diverse: more than 44.5% of the population having been born overseas or having at least one parent born overseas. The Financial and Consumer Rights Council (FCRC) has developed a research strategy to ascertain the information needs of people from culturally diverse backgrounds with regard to money, credit and debt; and to seek ways of making financial counselling services more accessible.Availability: (1)

The educational and employment aspirations of Somali high-school students in Melbourne : some insights from a small study

by Omar, Yusuf Sheikh | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic.Paper presented at the 28th Annual AFSAAP Conference, Africa: Peace, Progress, Passion and Sustainability, Friday 25 November to Sunday 27 November 2005 University of New England, Armidale, NSW. 2005Description: ii, 31p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2005 Summary: This report, based on a paper presented at the 28th AFSAAP Conference 2005, documents a small study involving interviews with Somali high-school students and their parents in Melbourne. The aim was to describe and analyse the parents views of their children s education and the types of employment they saw as desirable, as well as the students perspectives and aspirations, set against the background of Somali educational tradition and the pressures facing families adjusting to a new country.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The family in Australia: social demographic and psychological aspects. /

by Krupinski, Jerzy (ed.) | Stoller, Alan (ed.).

Edition: 2ndPublisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Pergamon Press 1978Description: 312 p. Bibliography: p. 293-307. Index.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Chapter 18: "General aspects of community services for the family", by Peter Hollingworth (p.266-277)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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