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2008 Immigration detention report : summary of observations following visits to Australia's immigration detention facilities /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

2009 immigration detention and offshore processing on Christmas Island /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: 53 p.: ill. col.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report contains a summary of observations by the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) following its July 2009 visit to Australia?s immigration detention facilities on Christmas Island. It follows the Commission?s 2006, 2007 and 2008 annual reports on inspections of immigration detention facilities.Availability: (1)

2011 Immigration detention at Villawood : summary of observations from visit to immigration detention facilities at Villawood /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Australian Human Rights Commission visited the immigration detention facilities at Villawood from 21 to 25 February 2011. This statement contains a summary of the key observations and concerns arising from the Commission?s visit. It focuses on conditions as they were at that time.Availability: (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).

Ageing New Zealand : the growing reliance on migrant caregivers /

by Badkar, Juthika | Callister, Paul | Didham, Robert.

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This 38-page New Zealand working paper considers immigration of low-skill workers as a part of the measures needed to alleviate the future pressures on the demand for paid caregivers for the elderlyAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Annual report /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Publisher: Canberra A.C.T. The Department 2008Description: pp.: ill., col.Availability: No items available

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).

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)

Background Paper : immigration detention and visa cancellation under section 501 of the Migration Act /

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: PDF.Summary: An increasing number of detainees are in immigration detention because their visas have been cancelled under section 501 of the Migration Act (?section 501 detainees?). Under section 501, if a non-citizen cannot convince the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (?DIAC?) of their ?good character?, DIAC can cancel an existing visa. ; The Australian Human Rights Commission (?the Commission?) is concerned about an increasing number of non-citizens held in immigration detention for long periods of time, due to their visa being cancelled on ?character? grounds. Many of these section 501 detainees are long-term permanent residents of Australia. ; Visa cancellation can have serious consequences, especially for those people who have lived in Australia for a long time. Such consequences include detention, removal from Australia, a prohibition on returning to Australia and separation from family and friends. ; While some section 501 detainees have serious criminal convictions, they are entitled, like anyone in Australia, to protection of their human rights. ; This Background Paper explains why section 501 detainees are in immigration detention, and raises some human rights concerns about visa cancellation under section 501.Availability: No items available

Children in Australian families /

by Ochiltree, Gay.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Longman Cheshire 1990Description: 119 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes index. For secondary school students. Bibliography: p. [112]-115Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Do as the neighbors do : the impact of social networks on immigrant employment /

by Andersson, Fredrik | Institute for the Study of Labor | Burgess, Simon | Lane, Julia.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: IZA DP No. 4423Summary: Substantial immigrant segregation in the United States, combined with the increase in the share of the U.S. foreign-born population, have led to great interest in the causes and consequences of immigrant concentration, including those related to the functioning of labor markets. This paper provides robust evidence that both the size and the quality of an immigrant enclave affects the labor market outcomes of new immigrants. We develop new measures of the quality, or information value, of immigrant networks by exploiting data based on worker earnings records matched to firm and Census information. We demonstrate the importance of immigrant employment links: network members are much more likely than other immigrants to be employed in the same firm as their geographic neighbors. Immigrants living with large numbers of employed neighbors are more likely to have jobs than immigrants in areas with fewer employed neighbors. The effects are quantitatively important and robust under ! alternative specifications. For example, in a high value network ? one with an average employment rate in the 90th percentile ? a one standard deviation increase in the log of the number of contacts in the network is associated with almost a 5% increase in the employment rate. Earnings, conditional on employment, increase by about 0.7%.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Educational Mismatch : are high-skilled immigrants really working at high-skilled jobs and the price they pay if they aren't? /

by Chiswick, Barry R | Institute for the Study of Labor | Miller, Paul W.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This paper examines the incidence of the mismatch of the educational attainment and the occupation of employment, and the impact of this mismatch on the earnings, of high-skilled adult male immigrants in the US labor market. Analyses for high-skilled adult male native-born workers are also presented for comparison purposes. The results show that over-education is widespread in the high-skilled US labor market, both for immigrants and the native born. The extent of over-education declines with duration in the US as high-skilled immigrants obtain jobs commensurate with their educational level. Years of schooling that are above that which is usual for a worker's occupation are associated with very low increases in earnings. Indeed, in the first 10 to 20 years in the US years of over-education among high-skilled workers have a negative effect on earnings. This ineffective use of surplus education appears across all occupations and high-skilled education levels. Although schoolin! g serves as a pathway to occupational attainment, earnings appear to be more closely linked to a worker's occupation than to the individual's level of schooling.Availability: (1)

Immigrants and employer-provided training /

by Barrett, Alan | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labour 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Much has been written about the labour market outcomes for immigrants in their host countries, particularly with regard to earnings, employment and occupational attainment. However, much less attention has been paid to the question of whether immigrants are as likely to receive employer-provided training relative to comparable natives. As such training should be crucial in determining the labour market success of immigrants in the long run it is a critically important question. Using data from a large scale survey of employees in Ireland, we find that immigrants are less likely to receive training from employers, with immigrants from the New Member States of the EU experiencing a particular disadvantage. The immigrant training disadvantage arises in part from a failure on the part of immigrants to get employed by training-oriented firms. However, they also experience a training disadvantage relative to natives within firms where less training is provided.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Immigration detention guidelines: guidelines to protect and promote the rights of immigration detainees in Australia /

by Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Commission 2000Description: 30 p.Availability: No items available

Immigration detention in Australia : facilities, services and transparency : third report of the inquiry into immigration detention in Australia. /

by Australia. Parliament. Joint Standing Committee on Migration.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T Commonwealth of Australia 2009Description: xxi.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Third report of the inquiry into immigration detention in Australia.Summary: On Monday 25 May 2009, the Joint Standing Committee on Migration tabled its report entitled Immigration detention in Australia: Community-based alternatives to detention. This is the third and final report of a series of three into immigrationAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Lost innocents : righting the record : report on child migration. /

by Australia. Parliament. Senate. Community Affairs References Committee.

Publisher: Australia. Senate Community Affairs References Committee 2001Description: xix, 325p.Summary: This report describes the role of both the British and Australian Governments which entered into agreements for bringing child migrants to this country. The Australian Government was the legislated guardian of the children but then transferred responsibility for their care to State Governments, who in turn, transferred responsibility to receiving agencies. The report suggests that the well-being of the children may not always have been the priority during these transitions.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Maximising the Development Outcomes of Migration : a policy perspective /

by Chappell, Laura | Glennie, Alex.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: It is becoming increasingly clear that migration can have important impacts upon development. As a result, policymakers are searching for ways to increase migration’s developmental benefits, and decrease its costs. But what are the levers for doing so? ; Some of the earliest efforts to maximise the development impacts of migration focused on migration policy, and specifically on opening up more channels for developing country citizens to move into higher wage labour markets. The hope was that this would maximise remittances, thereby promoting development. However, this strategy has come up against a number of problems. ; This paper maps and explores the policy territory for improving migration’s development impacts, including but also going beyond migration policy and development policy. We set out what areas of policy this might contain, as well as some practical examples of where such policies have been put in place and their effects. As a result, we hope to increase awareness of the number of levers available to policymakers to maximise migration’s benefits and minimise its costs; as well as providing a more systematic approach to considering policy in this area to help others identify more levers in the future.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Nations of immigrants : Australia, the United States, and International migration. /

by Freeman, Gary P. (ed.) | Jupp, James (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Oxford University Press 1992Description: xi, 250p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Occupational transition and country-of-origin effects in the early stage occupational assimilation of immigrants : some evidence from Australia /

by Kostenko, Weiping | Harris, Mark | Zhao, Xueyan.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2009Description: PDF.Summary: We examine the occupational attainment of recent immigrants at two years post migration in order to study their early stage assimilation into the labour market in Australia. Human capital endowments and country-of-origin effects are examined for six occupational groups (including unemployment). We also study transitions across occupations from source to host country. The empirical approach utilises the Ordered Generalised Extreme Value model which embodies differing utility functions across occupational outcomes, as well as accounting for any ordering in these outcomes. The results suggest that the transferability of knowledge and skills is affected by cultural and social backgrounds, and that non-Western immigrants are disproportionately channelled into inferior jobs post migration. The investigation of the country-of-origin effect on the skilled migrants? occupational transition process is especially apt in the context of skill shortages in many host countries.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Offshore refugees : settlement experiences of humanitarian arrivals in Victoria /

by Higgins, Claire.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Parliamentary Research Service, Department of the Parliamentary Library 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: A discussion of humanitarian settlement in Victoria. The paper contains an outline of ; Australia?s Humanitarian Programme, offshore visa categories, a description of ; settlement services, the needs of new arrivals and the challenges they confront.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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