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'Forgotten Australians' and 'Lost Innocents' : child migrants and children in institutional care in Australia /

by Dow, Coral | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library | Phillips, Janet.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. Parliamentary Library 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 11 November 2009 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This background note provides a brief overview and history of the arrival of child migrants from the United Kingdom and government responses to claims of their mistreatment whilst in institutional care in Australia. These children who arrived in Australia between 1920 and 1967 have been referred to in a number of Senate inquiries as the 'Lost Innocents'.Availability: (1)

'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).

"Addressing poverty: can we get past our blind spots?" /

by Frances, Nic.

Publisher: unpub. 2000Description: 2 leaves.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"But I wouldn't want my wife to work here..." : a study of migrant women in Melbourne industry. /

by Storer, Des.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Centre for Urban Research and Action 1976Description: 134 p. illus. Bibliography.Notes: Research report for International Women's Year.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Life chances, poverty and children of immigrants" /

by Taylor, Janet.

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"Progress on the report of the review of settlement services: recent changes in settlement planning and policy" /

by Ramburuth, Rasika | Greenacre, Lucy.

Publisher: 2004Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"Refugees and social exclusion : what the literature says" /

by Taylor, Janet.

Publisher: 2004Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"There goes the neigbourhood!" : Australia's migrant experience. /

by Dugan, Michael | Szware, Josef.

Publisher: South Melbourne Macmillan in association with Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs 1984Description: 200 p. Bibliography p. 198-199.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"They said we'd get jobs" : employment, unemployment and training of migrant workers. /

by Burbidge, Andrew | Caputo, Joe | Rosenblatt, Les.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. C.U.R.A. 1982Description: 77 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Where are you from" : the paradox of African identity and belonging in Australia /

by Mapedzahama, Virginia | 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.)Summary: This paper interrogates the question 'where are you from' by drawing on our experiences and points of view as visibly different African migrants who get asked this 'quintessential question of identity' almost on a daily basis. While acknowledging that a certain 'curiosity' sometimes drives the asking of this question, we still question the implications and multiplicity of meanings to those whom it is asked. We contend that being asked the question raises three key issues for us. First, we perceive it as exclusionary, in that in a white dominated society it is asked, mainly of certain groups of people who are visibly different. Second, the assumption behind the question - that one is not 'from here', constructs an/other whose identity is fixed and tied only to one faraway place, thereby erasing our hyphenated identities, which define our everyday lived realities. Third, it invokes feelings of ambivalence about place when it is interpreted as demanding a justification of the claim to belonging and being 'from here'. Our paper shows that the question is a matter of identity politics and exposes the complexity of identity work that occurs whenever this question is asked of us. In so doing, it highlights the contradiction between our Australian 'selves' and migrant 'other'.Availability: (1)

"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 duration analysis of the time taken to find the first job for newly arrived migrants in Australia /

by Thapa, Prem J | G rgens, Tue.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian National University. Centre for Economic Policy Research 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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 greater Australia : population, policies and governance /

by Pincus, Jonathan (ed.) | Committee for Economic Development of Australia | Hugo, Graeme (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Committee for Economic Development of Australia 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Immigration brings advantages, but it also carries or accentuates some problems - like crowding in the capital cities. Australians can gain from moderate levels of immigration that are supported by good settlement arrangements, and by an adaptable suite of good social, environmental and economic policies - policies that are desirable, whatever the level of immigration, and whatever the size of the population. Fears of crowded Australian communities reflect fears of poor policies, since there are many examples of countries and communities that have prospered with large populations and high population growth rates. The more flexible and adaptable the economy, and the better our government policy settings, then the more likely the benefits of immigration will spread widely throughout the Australian population. Moreover, there needs to be a feedback loop - if the Australian political system can cope well with the growth in population, then a larger population becomes more desirable. However, if the political system cannot cope well with a growing population, as has been widely asserted recently, then the rate of immigration should be lower. The 'barriers' to improved wellbeing arise mainly from policy and institutional restrictions, and not, in particular, from deficient water volumes or any insoluble problems of infrastructure provision. In particular, if we price infrastructure services fairly and efficiently, and facilitate the appropriate investment and associated finance, we can sustain and increase the average living standards of Australians.Availability: (1)

A place in the sun : re-creating the Australian way of life. /

by Cope, Bill | Kalantzis, Mary.

Publisher: Pymble, N.S.W. HarperCollins 2000Description: 389 p.Notes: Includes index.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 preliminary survey of migrant women in the clothing trade. /

by Brown, Katrina | Storer, Des.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Fitzroy Ecumenical Centre 1974Description: 11 p. Bibliography.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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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 review of the integration of State and Territory housing and disability policies in Australia : August 2006. /

by Tually, Selina.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:44:11 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: No items available

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