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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

Access and equity in government services reports /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship 2011Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: electronic resource only Link contain the following years: 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; 2005 ; 2006-2008 ; 2008-2010 PDF of latest year onlySummary: The government's Access and Equity Strategy and Framework provides a guide for all government agencies to deliver services and programs that are responsive to the needs of Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The reports feature examples of how government agencies are responding to the needs of Australia's multicultural society.Availability: (1)

AMEP 2010 : response to the review of the Adult Migrant English Program discussion paper. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: 9 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 2 copies INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Australia's refugee and humanitarian program : community views on current challenges and future directions /

by Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia from 2000 -Description: PDF.Other title: RCOA annual intake submission.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2000-01 ; 2001-02 ; 2002-03 ; 2003-04 ; 2004-05 ; 2005-06 ; 2006-07 ; 2007-08 ; 2008-09 ; 2009-10 ; 2010-11 ; 2011-12 ; 2012-13 ; 2013-14 ; 2014-15 ; 2015-16 ; 2017-18Summary: Each year, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) invites people from across Australia to participate in its annual national consultations on the future of Australia's refugee and humanitarian program. These consultations inform RCOA's annual submission to the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship on issues the Australian Government should consider in planning the coming year's refugee program.Availability: (1)

Australia's refugee and special humanitarian program : current issues and future directions : 2007-08 : views from the community sector /

by Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia 2007Description: 70 p.Notes: February 2007 RCOA annual intake submissionAvailability: No items available

Australia's refugee and special humanitarian program : current issues and future directions : views from the community sector. /

by Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Glebe, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia 2004Description: 85 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: URL: 'http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/docs/resources/submissions/2004-05_intakesub.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:28:32 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: (1)

Australia's refugee and special humanitarian program 2005-06 : submission to DIMIA. /

by Greco, Sarina | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Ramburuth, Rasika.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: 8 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: January 2005Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Australia's settlement services for migrants and refugees /

by Spinks, Harriet | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. Parliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2009Description: HTML.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 29 April 2009, no. 29, 2008-09, ISSN 1834-9854Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australia's settlement services for refugees and migrants /

by Millbank, Adrienne | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library | Phillips, Janet | Bohm, Catherine.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of the Parliamentary Library 2006Description: HTML.Online Access: Electronic copy 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).

Complementary Protection for Asylum Seekers /

by Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Parliament of Australia. Parliamentary Library 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: A 72-page Australian research paper providing an overview of the international and Australian legal frameworks for complementary protection of asylum seekersAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Economic, social and civic contributions of first and second generation humanitarian entrants /

by Hugo, Graeme | Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Policy nnovation, Research and Evaluation Unit.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship 2011Description: xxvi, 322 p.: ill., charts.Other title: The Hugo report.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: People who arrive under Australia?s Humanitarian Program display considerable personal courage, often having overcome extraordinary hardship and traumatic situations. While there are costs involved in resettling refugees, they bring significant benefits to Australia. ; This research therefore seeks to answer the question: what are the economic, social and civic contributions to Australia of first and second generation Humanitarian Program entrants? It involves analysis of Census data, interviews with families and in-depth discussions with organisations such as employment, education and refugee service providers. ; The research found the overwhelming picture, when one takes the longer term perspective of changes over the working lifetime of Humanitarian Program entrants and their children, is one of considerable achievement and contribution. ; The Humanitarian Program yields a demographic dividend because of a low rate of settler loss, relatively high fertility rate and a high proportion of children who are likely to work the majority of their lives in Australia. It finds evidence of increasing settlement in non-metropolitan areas which creates social and economic benefits for local communities. ; Humanitarian entrants help meet labour shortages, including in low skill and low paid occupations. They display strong entrepreneurial qualities compared with other migrant groups, with a higher than average proportion engaging in small and medium business enterprises. ; Humanitarian settlers also benefit the wider community through developing and maintaining economic linkages with their origin countries. In addition, they make significant contributions through volunteering in both the wider community and within their own community groups. ; The research provides valuable insight for all organisations that assist with and plan for the settlement of Humanitarian Program entrants and seek to enhance their contributions to Australian society.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Empowering refugees : a good practice guide to humanitarian settlement. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Research.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.The Department 2008Description: iv, 179 p.; ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Produced with assistance from Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA)Summary: "This guide presents government and non-government initiatives from around Australia, that assist humanitarian entrants to settle in Australia in the key areas of health, education, employment, law and community harmony as well as focusing on key client groups: youth, family and women. The guide is intended primarily to be a resource for community workers, other professionals and volunteers working in the field of humanitarian settlement. The grassroots good practice examples presented provide ideas and practical solutions for community and government organisations assisting refugees to settle in Australia. The guide is also intended to be a source of inspiration and information for government policy makers." -- DIaC website.Availability: (1)

Fact sheet index . /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 2003Description: HTML.Summary: Fact Sheets provide background information on Australian immigration and related issues and are updated as new information or statistics become available.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family reunion under the humanitarian program : guide for migration agents and volunteers /

by Lachowicz, Robert | Refugee and Immigration Legal Service.

Publisher: West End, Qld. Refugee and Immigration Legal Service 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The guide reflects the law as at 1 March 2011. Always check for legislative changes. This guide is not legal advice.Summary: The guide has been developed for people assisting proposers who are applying to bring family members to Australia under the offshore Humanitarian Program. The guide can be used by registered migration agents giving individual advice and group information sessions; community volunteers assisting in form-filling; and as a self-help kit for those able to prepare their own applicationsAvailability: (1)

Finding the right time and place : exploring post-compulsory education and training pathways for young people from refugee backgrounds in NSW /

by Olliff, Louise | Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Between January 2004 and December 2008, 21% of the 19,839 refugee and humanitarian entrants who settled in NSW were aged between 16 and 25 at the time of their arrival, making young people of post-compulsory school age a significant demographic settling under the Refugee and Humanitarian Program. These young people bring with them a wealth of skills and experience but also face many challenges in making the transition to life in Australia, particularly with regards to their pursuit of education and training. Many refugee young people come from situations in which their schooling has been highly disrupted or, in some cases, they have not had the opportunity to attend school at all. ; Young people of post-compulsory school age can also face additional pressures, demands and stresses ; than those who migrate at a younger age. These include: more significant pressure to achieve educationally, less previous experience of education, higher level of family responsibilities, delayed or ; suspended personal development as a result of their refugee experience, and limited access to needed ; services due to the inflexibility of many youth and education systems based on chronological age (CMYI ; 2006a). ; Despite the challenges that newly arrived young people with a background of disrupted education face in adapting to the educational expectations and environments in Australia, many are extremely ; motivated and driven to pursue higher education, training and career goals. Research confirms much of the anecdotal evidence that young refugee and humanitarian entrants see education as a source of hope and future (Chegwidden & Thompson 2008; RCOA 2009).Availability: (1)

Healing through play : inviting spaces to support refugee children /

by Chapman, Melinda.

Publisher: Richmond, Vic. Free Kindergarten Association 2005Description: 16 p. : ill.Notes: Cover title. Bibliography : p. 16Summary: This companion to Inviting Play has been developed to further inspire and challenge readers by complimenting and extending the concepts in Inviting Play. It is a useful tool for early childhood staff who are working with children from a broad range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, who have the experienced being a refugee.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Inquiry into the administration and operation of the Migration Act 1958 : submission

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Nicholson, Tony.

Publisher: 2005; Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2005Description: PDF.Other title: [Submission to] Committee Secretary Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee Department of the Senate Parliament House.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Interpreting the refugees convention : an Australian contribution. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs 2002Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/refugee/convention2002/index.htm' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:14 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: Interpreting the Refugees Convention - an Australian contribution comprises a series of papers developed by the Department as a contribution to the UNHCR's Expert Roundtable discussions, held between May 2001 and November 2001. > These papers reflect a vigorous analysis of current international law and Australia's considered position on interpretation of some of the important provisions of the Convention. > Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Measures to improve settlement outcomes for humanitarian entrants : discussion paper. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Department 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: URL: 'http://www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/delivering-assistance/Discussion_paper.pdf'Summary: A discussion paper through which DIMA seeks the views of the community on three key areas: the development of a Complex Case Support Network (CCSN); the expansion of the Australian Cultural Orientation (AUSCO) Programme and the strengthened requirements for Special Humanitarian Program (SHP) proposers.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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