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'We're multicultural mate!' : regional Australian discourses of multiculturalism and the reproduction of 'white Australia' as a national identity /

by Koerner, Catherine | The Australian Sociological Association | Haggis, Jane.

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.) Bibliography : p. 10-11Summary: This paper considers the complexities of 'everyday understandings' of multiculturalism as a discourse to deal with racialised difference. The paper is based on one of the author's doctoral research which analyses the complexities of how whiteness and race are socially produced and lived in regional Australia. Drawing on a set of qualitative interviews conducted in South Australia with 29 people who self-identity as 'white Australian' we consider the social and political history of a 'white Australia' continues to inform the terms of multiculturalism for these people. We argue that this reflects the ways that state multiculturalism manages diversity and obscures the language of race. As a consequence the white national identity remains raced without an everyday vocabulary to deal with it.Availability: (1)

"I have had a past and I suppose I have a future, but ..." : a report to the Aged and Community Care Team, Brotherhood of St Laurence. /

by Nunkoosing, Karl | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Cook, Kay.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: vii, 27 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2006 Bibliography: p. 26-27Summary: Two researchers from Deakin University explored ageing in the city , through biographical interviews with twelve older or frail people who were clients of the Brotherhood s aged and community care services. They found that there were often complex connections between people s poverty, their precarious or problematic relationships, insecure or unsafe housing and ageing bodies and failing health.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"It's not easy walkin' in there" : aboriginal reconciliation : towards practical and culturally respectful solutions. /

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Catholic Commission for Justice, Development and Peace 1999Description: i, 164 p. : map.Notes: Cover titleSummary: Stories and views related to reconciliation, collected from conversations and interviews conducted in four parts of Victoria in 1998 99.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Rainforests are a long way from here" : the environmental concerns of disadvantaged groups /

by Burningham, Kate | Joseph Rowntree Foundation | Thrush, Diana.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2001Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 45-47Summary: Policies designed to benefit the environment sometimes conflict with the social and economic well-being of people on low incomes, who are particularly vulnerable to environmental problems.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Barriers to and facilitators of utilisation of mental health services by young people of refugee background /

by Colucci, Erminia | Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture | Minas, Harry | Szwarc, Jo.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012 Bibliography : p. 39-43Summary: The aim of this project was to explore the perspectives of experienced practitioners - working in mental health services or in contact with mental health services- about 'what works' and 'what does not work' in successfully engaging young people from refugee backgrounds with mental health services. Effective utilisation of services included first contact access as well as access to appropriate follow-up care, if needed. The resulting report on the findings identified what are considered to be effective and ineffective approaches to engage this population with such services.Availability: (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).

Bridging the gap : a review of services, programs and issues affecting Melton's African communities /

by Nicholas, Ingrid | Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition.

Publisher: Melton, Vic Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition 2011Description: Various paging.Notes: May 2011 "undertaken on behalf of Don Nardella MLA, Member for Melton for the Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition (FMACC)."Summary: The Friends of Melton's African Communities Coalition (FMACC) gathered information to better understand Melton's African communities and the issues/concerns which beset them.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Bullying affects us too : parental responses to bullying at kindergarten /

by Humphrey, Gary | Crisp, Beth R.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Caught in the safety net : the costs of Centrelink debt recovery and prosecution. /

by Hughes, Camilla | Anglicare Tasmania.

Publisher: Hobart, Tas. Social Action and Research Centre, Anglicare Tasmania, 2008Description: 58 p. : ill.Notes: April 2008 Bibliography: p. 56-58Summary: "This report looks at the experiences of Tasmanian Centrelink customers who are in debt to Centrelink. It provides an overview of one state's experience of a decade of changes in social security law, declining legal aid funding and mounting social and economic pressures - such as the 'churning' of the low wage and casual labour market and the growing affordable housing crisis."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Community sector : workforce capability framework : toolkit

by Victoria. Department of Planning and Community Development. Office for the Community Sector.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Office for the Community Sector, Department of Planning and Community Development 2011Description: 31 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011Summary: The Workforce Capability Framework was developed after extensive research and consultation in the not-for-profit sector. A range of capability frameworks being used by government and non government organisations in Australia and overseas were examined to determine what features or content may be suitable for inclusion in a Framework for the community sector. People in the sector were consulted widely, through a series of forums held in metropolitan and regional areas of Victoria; an online survey; and face to face interviews.Availability: (1)

Data management /

by Johnstone, Robert | Australian Institute of Family Studies. Growing Up in ustralia.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2004Description: PDF.Other title: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children : data.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2004 Bibliography: p. 48-49Summary: This paper presents a discussion of the data management policy and procedures for Growing Up in Australia - the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). Growing Up in Australia is a major study funded by the Australian Government Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) as part of the Australian Government?s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. The Australian Institute of Family Studies is leading a consortium of nine eminent Australian research institutions in the development of this study, which will track the development of two cohorts of young children for at least 7 years. ; LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN (LSAC)Availability: (1)

Embedding learning from formal training into sustained behavioural change in the workplace /

by Barker, Cheryle | National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography p. 28Summary: Through a literature review and interviews with industry and trainers, the study identified a range of potential strategies to assist learners to integrate learning into the workplace. A pilot training program was conducted to test the effectiveness of these strategies. Learners' pre-training benchmarks were established and feedback was sought immediately after the conclusion of training and again two months later.Availability: (1)

Entering the retirement zone : how much choice do individuals have? /

by Vickerstaff, Sarah.

Publisher: 2006Availability: No items available

Experimental change from paper-based interviewing to computer-assisted interviewing in the HILDA survey /

by Watson, Nicole | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied conomic and Social Research | Wilkins, Roger.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2011Description: PDF.Other title: HILDA project discussion paper series ; no. 2/11.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2011 Bibliography pp. 28-29Summary: Most large-scale ongoing face-to-face surveys which began using pen and paper interviewing (PAPI) face an eventual shift to computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI). In preparation for such a shift in the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, a trial of the CAPI collection mode was undertaken in the 2007 test sample. This involved a split-sample test of 764 households, where interviewers rather than households were randomly assigned to the PAPI or CAPI mode. This paper reports on the findings of this split sample test, both in terms of the fieldwork operations and the quality of the data collected. Apart from some concerns about the length of the interview, few differences were identified in the data collected by the two modes. Where CAPI differed from PAPI, it was generally in the direction thought to enhance data quality rather than reduce it.Availability: (1)

Families at risk deciding about personal debt : report on the qualitative study. /

by Singh, Supriya | Shelly, Marita.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. RMIT University 2005Description: 20 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 20) September 2005Availability: (1)

Family Centre Project - lessons for the present [Talk, 20 July 1989] /

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1989Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Tim Gilley, Researcher, Social Action Research, B.S.L., spoke at the Australian Institute of Family Studies 20 July 1989Summary: This is a talk on the delivery of services provided to low income families by the Family Centre Project.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

From under a leaky roof : Afghan refugees in Australia. /

by Sparrow, Phil.

Publisher: Fremantle Fremantle Arts Centre Press 2005Description: 160 p. : maps.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-156) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Getting out : mid-term Evaluation of the National Younger People in Residential Aged Care Program /

by Winkler, Di | Summer Foundation | Farnworth, Louise | Sloan, Sue | Brown, Ted.

Publisher: Blackburn, Vic. Summer Foundation 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010Summary: This report is about the five-year Availability: (1)

Giving it away : in praise of philanthropy. /

by Tracey, Denis.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Scribe Publications 2003Description: vii, 243 p.Notes: Includes interview with Royce Jackson founder of Mod-Style, now part of the Brotherhood of St Laurence (pp. 141-143). Includes index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Half a citizen : life on welfare in Australia /

by Murphy, John | Murray, Suellen | Chalmers, Jennifer | Martin, Sonia | Marston, Greg.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2011Description: viii, 240 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Sonia Martin worked in the Research and Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence. INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This book examines what life is like on welfare in Australia. Based on interviews with 150 welfare recipients, it highlights the contradictions of welfare policy in both promoting independence and disempowering clients, and the contrast between public perceptions and lived experience. Topics include: the context of the Australian welfare system; poverty and deprivation; resilience and fear; housing and housing tenure; social exclusion and stigma; social networks and civic engagement; the importance of paid work; barriers and transitions to work; Centrelink service delivery; and values and ethics about income support.Availability: No items available Checked out (2).

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