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'Revitalising multiculturalism' : a roundtable discussion. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2006Description: 5 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Opening question of a roundtable discussion on multiculturalism held by EMC on February 24 2006 in Melbourne.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

"It's a long day on your own" : exploring and addressing the health impacts of grandmothering in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. /

by Drysdale, Penny | Yaman, Nilufer.

Publisher: Reservoir, Vic. Women's Health In the North 2000; The Victorian Cooperative on Children's Services for Ethnic Groups 2000Description: v, 77 p. (Main Report) ; 14 p ( Summary and Key Findings).Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).

"Work stimulates you to think about your future" : the importance of employment during social integration from the perspectives of young Somali men living in Australia and USA /

by Omar Sheikh, Yusuf.

Publisher: New ZealandNew Zealand Journal of Employment Relations 38(1):42-54 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "The paper draws on the findings from my 2011 PhD thesis..." - title page Includes bibliographic references pp. 52-54Summary: This is a qualitative study investigating the importance of employment for young Somali men living in Australia and USA. The study, based on 30 young men participants, explores their experiences and perspectives about the role of employment during the transitional period of social integration into the receiving countries. The paper also compares young men?s experiences and perceptions of the importance of employment with their parents? experiences. Scholarly findings on refugee employment are compared to the observations discussed in this research. Some differences between the young participants and their parents have emerged, yet, most of the respondents shared similar views about the importance of employment.Availability: (1)

A fair go : factors impacting on vocational education and training participation and completion in selected ethnic communities. /

by Miralles, Judith.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:27 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A fair go for all : report on migrant access and equity. /

by Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1996Description: xviii, 133 p.Notes: January 1996 Chairman: Allan Morris.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A fantastic opportunity : neighbourhood houses and ethnic diversity : a Master's Degree thesis. /

by Guinness, Catherine J.

Publisher: unpub. 1998Description: vi, 206 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 196-202) February 1998 PhotocopyAvailability: 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 practical reference to religious diversity for operational police. /

by National Police Ethnic Advisory Bureau.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. National Police Ethnic Advisory Bureau 2000Description: 58 p. : ill.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A profile of pupil exclusions in England /

by Department for Education.

Publisher: London, U.K. Department for Education 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012 Research Report: DFE-RR190. Includes charts and tables.Summary: This topic note presents an analysis of pupil exclusions in the maintained education sector in England. Includes exclusion rates over time and for 2009/10 profiles reasons for exclusion, characteristics of excluded pupils and factors associated with exclusion at school level. It forms part of the evidence base provided by the Department for Education to the formal Inquiry into the system of school exclusions in England by the Children?s Commissioner. More likely to be excluded were: boys, Pupils with a statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN), Pupils who were known to be eligible for Free School Meals, pupils from the ethnic groups: travellers of Irish Heritage, Black Caribbean and Gypsy/Roma.Availability: (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 thirty-year history of the Ecumenical Migration Centre [article] / Michele Langfield

by Langfield, Michele.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Ecumenical Migration Centre 1995Description: pp. 3-7 ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Article summarising "Espresso bar to EMC: a thirty-year history of the Ecumenical Migration Centre, Melbourne" by Michele LangfieldAvailability: (1)

Ageing and diversity : multiple pathways and cultural migrations /

by Daatland, Svein Olav (ed.) | Biggs, Simon (ed.).

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2007Description: x, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: To understand contemporary ageing, it is necessary to recognise its diversity. Drawing on an extraordinary range of theory, original research and empirical sources, this book assesses the stereotyped conceptions of ageing, and offers a critical and updated perspective. The book: explores the diversity of individual pathways of ageing, the sources of identifications, migration and otherness, and the tension between social structures and personal agency; considers multidisciplinary and international perspectives as an important means of understanding the diversity of ageing, and the need for change in established notions and policies; addresses key issues, such as global ageing, migration, transnational community and citizenship; incorporates theories and findings from psychology and sociology, anthropology and demography, social policy and health sciences. "Ageing and diversity" is aimed at academics, students and practitioners in the fields of sociology, social psychology, health, and welfare. It will also be of interest to all those who want to challenge stereotypes about ageing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ageing in place : what can we learn from each other? : the sixth F. Oswald Barnett Oration. /

by Tinker, Anthea.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. 1999Description: 28 p.Other title: Oswald Barnett Oration | F. Oswald Barnett Oration ; no.6.Notes: Oration held at St Johns Southgate, Thursday, 9 September 1999.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

All of us / [written and photographed by] Michel Lawrence. /

by Lawrence, Michel.

Publisher: Carlton North, Vic. Scribe 2008Description: 228 p. : coll. ill., ports.Notes: January 2008 Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An analysis of private rental assistance reforms and the implications for Somali migrants /

by Sadowski, Christina.

Publisher: 1997Description: 11 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Unpublished student paper 1997. Bibliography p. 11Summary: "Housing policies in the 1990's have moved away from the promotion of home ownership and the direct funding of public housing to provision of rental assistance for private tenants...This paper will provide a brief overview and analysis of the rental assist reforms, and will discuss their predicted effects on Somali migrants. An exploration of housing experiences of recently arrived Somalis and an analysis of the implications of the policy reforms for this group provides evidence of gaps in rental assistance policies, and a resulting failure to meet the housing needs of Somali migrants." (From the paper)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An investigation of the challenges facing African refugee communities in the Australian workforce : findings from a qualitative study of Sudanese and Liberian refugees in South Australia /

by Atem, Paul Gal | 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.) INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: (1)

An uneasy transition : migrant children in Australia /

by Cox, David (ed.) | International Association for Child Psychiatrists and Allied rofessions. Australian Regional Study Group | Chiu, Edmond (ed.) | Dileo, Peter (ed.) | Mackenzie, Alan (ed.) | Taylor, Janet (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. International Association for Child Psychiatrists and Allied Professions 1978Description: 189 p. ; 30 cm.Other title: International Association for Child Psychiatrists and Allied.Notes: "Commissioned by the Congress Organising Committee, 9th International Congress of the International Association of Child Psychiatry and Allied Professions, Melbourne, 1978." Spiral binding. Bibliography : p. 187-189Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Analysis of the legal needs of Horn of Africa people in Melbourne /

by Aplin, Sally.

Publisher: unpub. 2002Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2002 Includes bibliographic references "This report was generously supported by the Blake Dawson Waldron Pro Bono Fellowship 2001." (from title page)Summary: This report focuses specifically upon issues of good practice in provision of culturally appropriate legal services by Community Legal Centres in Melbourne. For the purposes of this study, the Horn of Africa was chosen as a case study, being a prominent emerging community. The Horn of Africa community faces manifold difficulties in obtaining equitable access to justice and this report explores both the causes of estrangement from the workings of the legal system and also focuses upon some of the innovative initiatives currently being undertaken to better ensure access to all branches of the legal system for Horn of Africans.Availability: (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).

Aspiration and attainment amongst young people in deprived communities : Analysis and discussion paper December 2008 /

by Great Britain. Cabinet Office. Social Exclusion Task Force.

Publisher: London, U.K. UK. Cabinet Office 2008Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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