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'I had to do something. I couldn't do nothing!': citizen action in support of asylum seekers in Australia 2001-2006 : thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the /

by Gosden, Diane | University of New South Wales. Faculty of Arts and Social ciences. School of Social Sciences.

Publisher: Thesis 2012Description: PDF.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This thesis is an examination of social action opposed to particular Australian government policies. The policies concerned are those affecting people seeking asylum without authorised entry documents. The period examined is from 2001 to 2006. It is argued that the social action contributed to the achievement of shifts in public opinion and policy during this period. The context in which this local action is examined is the international system of asylum, and the responses of developed countries to flows of incoming asylum seekers. Political rhetoric has often demonised those seeking asylum, and the term 'asylum seeker' increasingly has negative connotations for many people in developed countries. At the same time, groups of people in asylum destination countries such as Australia, have also responded with support and assistance for asylum seekers.Availability: No items available

A brief history /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence 1993; Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1993(?)Description: 7 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A decent provision : Australian welfare policy, 1870 to 1949 /

by Murphy, John.

Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK Ashgate Publishing Group 2011Description: 270 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: A Decent Provision is a narrative history of how and why Australia built a distinctive welfare regime in the period from the 1870s to 1949. At the beginning of this period, the Australian colonies were belligerently insisting they must not have a Poor Law, yet had reproduced many of the systems of charitable provision in Britain. By the start of the twentieth century, a combination of extended suffrage, basic wage regulation and the aged pension had led to a reputation as a 'social laboratory'. And yet half a century later, Australia was a 'welfare laggard' and the Labor Party's welfare state of the mid-1940s was a relatively modest and parsimonious construction. Models of welfare based on social insurance had been vigorously rejected, and the Australian system continued on a path of highly residual, targeted welfare payments. The book explains this curious and halting trajectory, showing how choices made in earlier decades constrained what could be done, and what could be imagined. Based on extensive new research from a variety of primary sources it makes a significant contribution to general historical debates, as well as to the field of comparative social policy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A nation united : 9 May 2001 : a joint commemorative meeting of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Centenary Commemoration Ceremony /

by Australia. Parliament.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centenary of Federation Victoria 2001Description: 63 p. : ill. ports.Notes: Title from cover. "Official program, Centenary of Federation".Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Aboriginal approach to the nature of work /

by Graham, Mary | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1996Description: 17 p.Other title: Work and meaning : an Aboriginal perspective.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Unpublished paper for the Brotherhood of St Laurence Future of Work Project. INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: For Aboriginal people the word 'work', generally, means to labour on, or to accomplish some task. Specifically, to carry out some task with, and/or, for the group, that is, it is seen primarily as part of the activity of group responsibilities. Work, as in working to make a living or to survive is a relatively new concept for Indigenous people in Australia.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Australia Post : delivering more than ever. /

by Hunter, Marcella.

Publisher: Edgecliff, N.S.W. Australia Post 2000Description: 224 p. : ill. (some col.).Notes: Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's welfare wars : the players, the politics and the ideologies. /

by Mendes, Philip.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2003Description: viii, 219 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Australia's welfare wars revisited : the players, the politics and the ideologies. / Mendes, Philip.

by Mendes, Philip.

Edition: Rev. ed.Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales Press 2008Description: xi, 320 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 278-313) and index. missing 13 January 2009 INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: 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 public policy and economic vulnerability: a comparative and historical perspective. /

by Castles, Francis.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. 1988Description: 184p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Background history of the Brotherhood /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1974Description: 5p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF 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).

Blood on the wattle : massacres and maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians since 1788. /

by Elder, Bruce.

Edition: Rev. ed.Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. New Holland 1998Description: v, 265 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Information about massacres of Aboriginal people recorded in books and journals, assembled in order to build awareness of the scale of such events in Australia s history.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Blood, sweat and welfare : a history of white bosses and Aboriginal pastoral workers. /

by Jebb, Mary Anne.

Publisher: Crawley, W.A. University of Western Australia Press 2002Description: xiii, 364 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This book examines the lives of Aboriginal pastoral workers in the Kimberley region of north-western Australia within the wider historical economic and political context. Jebb s account is based on information from twelve key storytellers from north of the Derby River, complemented by written records from government departments. Jebb contests the view that Aboriginal people were displaced from the stations by the long overdue awarding of equal wages in 1968, arguing that the previous rationing system already failed to meet the Aboriginal people s needs, causing them to seek support and amenities elsewhere. This is a significant piece of Australia s history, enlivened by the memories of those who lived it.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Bowling alone : the collapse and revival of American community. /

by Putnam, Robert D.

Publisher: New York, NY Simon & Schuster 2000Description: 541 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This classic work has stimulated much discussion and debate about social capital . Putnam argues that American society has become increasingly disconnected, with damaging effects on the physical and cultural health of the nation. To rebuild the nation s social capital of communities and networks which create bridges (not just cement bonds) is for Putnam the key to facing the challenges of the new century.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Civil society and gender justice : historical and comparative perspectives /

by Hagemann, Karen (ed.) | Michel, Sonya (ed.) | Budde, Gunilla (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Berghahn Books 2008Description: xi, 324 p. ; 24 cm.Other title: European civil society ; volume 4.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [302]-308) and index.Summary: This book offers both a revised gendered history of civil society and a program for making it more egalitarian in the future. An interdisciplinary group of internationally known authors investigates the relationship between public and private in the discourses and practices of civil societies; the significance of the family for the project of civil society; the relation between civil society, the state, and different forms of citizenship; and the complex connection between civil society, gendered forms of protest and nongovernmental movements. While often critical of historical instantiations of civil society, all the authors nonetheless take seriously the potential inherent in civil society, particularly as it comes to influence global politics. They demand, however, an expansion of both the concept and project of civil society in order to make its political opportunities available to all.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Closed worlds : reflections on institutional care and child slavery in Australia /

by Hil, Richard | Penglase, Joanna | Smith, Gregory.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Colonialism and welfare : social policy and the British imperial legacy /

by Midgley, James (ed.) | Piachaud, David (ed.).

Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd 2011Description: xii, 211 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Contents: Preface -- Introduction / James Midgley and David Piachaud -- Part I. Overview -- 1. The British Empire and World History: Welfare Imperialism and ‘Soft’ Power in the Rise and Fall of Colonial Rule / Joanna Lewis -- 2. Imperialism, Colonialism and Social Welfare / James Midgley -- Part II: Issues and Country Experiences -- 3. The Colonial Legacy and Social Policy in the British Caribbean / John Harrison -- 4. Race, Inequality and Social Welfare: South Africa’s Imperial Legacy / Leila Patel -- 5. Caste, Corporate Disabilities and Compensatory Discrimination in India: Colonial Legacy and Post-colonial Paradox / N. Jayaram -- 6. Colonial Policy and Social Welfare: The Hong Kong Experience / Kwong-leung Tang -- 7. The Poor Laws, Colonialism and Social Welfare: Social Assistance in Zimbabwe / Edwell Kaseke -- 8. Fabianism, Social Policy and Colonialism: The Case of Tanzania / David Piachaud -- 9. The British Influence on Social Security Policy: Provident Funds in Asia and Africa / Edwell Kaseke, James Midgley and David Piachaud -- 10. Higher Education in India: The Legacy of Colonialism / Ruth Kattumuri -- 11. The British Social Policy Legacy in Australia / Paul Smyth -- Part III: Conclusion. 12. Conclusion: Interpreting the Imperial Legacy for Social Welfare / James Midgley and David Piachaud Summary: The British Empire is part covered three centuries, five continents and one quarter of the world's population. Its legacy continues, shaping the societies and welfare policies of much of the modern world. In this book, for the first time, this legacy is explored and analysed. Colonialism and Welfare reveals that social welfare policies, often discriminatory, and challenging to those colonised were introduced and imposed by the mother country.' It highlights that there was great diversity in rationales and impacts across the empire, but past developments had a major impact on the development of much of the world's population. Contributions from every continent explore both the diversity and the common themes in the imperial experience. They examine the legacy of colonial welfare - a subject largely neglected by both historians of empire and social policy analysts. This original book shows that social welfare today cannot be understood without understanding the legacy of the British Empire. Academics, specialised students with an interest in comparative social policy, history of social policy, imperial history, colonialism, and contemporary third world social policy will find this book invaluable to their studies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Crossing divides : a history of Christ Church Grammar School /

by Holden, Colin.

Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. Australian Scholarly Publishing 2010Description: xv, 210 p. : ill.Notes: Appendices: p. 174-186 Bibliography: p. 204-206 Index: p. 207-210 Includes information on Horace Finn Tucker (Fr. Tucker's, father.)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Cultures, unity and professional development (CUPD). /

by Kepa, Mere.

Publisher: 2007Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: No items available

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