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Building on social cohesion, harmony and security : an action plan /

by Muslim Community Reference Group.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Muslim Community Reference Group 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2006 Dr Ameer Ali (Chair)Summary: During the last twelve months, the Muslim Community Reference Group (MCRG) and its Sub-Groups formed recommendations and proposals to the Australian Government that aim to create a more inclusive Australia in which people are less likely to be isolated and marginalised and possibly attracted to rigid and antisocial thinking that can lead to destructive activity. More than 40 projects were proposed by the MCRG and its Sub-Groups for consideration in the development and implementation of the National Action Plan to Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security (the National Action Plan). The social isolation facing many Australian Muslims, particularly the young, both at school and in the community, will be challenged by promoting interfaith and intercultural cooperation through school education, redesigned school curricula, sport, mentoring and volunteering. Research into education and employment will examine how Australia's education and employment systems encourage integration and where they fall short. Muslim youth will be assisted into the labour market with improved access to employment service providers and government services.Availability: (1)

Crime prevention programs for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia /

by Bartels, Lorana | Criminology Research Council.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Criminology 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Research in practice report ; no. 18.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography pp. 13-14Summary: It is generally recognised that people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities may face a range of complex issues, including discrimination and prejudice, social isolation and disenfranchisement, and difficulties in assimilating within the broader Australian culture and/or in maintaining a sense of identification with the culture of origin. In addition, refugees or people who have migrated to Australia as a result of adversity may be suffering from undiagnosed or untreated trauma. All of these factors may impact on involvement in and engagement with the criminal justice system. In this paper, the key criminal justice issues in relation to CALD communities are reviewed and a summary of relevant protective and risk factors provided. Some CALD-specific crime prevention programs, which serve to promote resiliency and protective factors and/or inhibit risk factors, are then presented. In order to ensure relevance and currency, the paper is primarily limited to Australian research from 2006 onwards.Availability: (1)

Education for isolated children : challenging gendered and structural assumptions /

by Alston, Margaret | Kent, Jenny.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Empowerment and estate regeneration : a critical review. /

by Stewart, Murray | Taylor, Marilyn.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 1995Description: vii, 90 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Estimates of poverty and social exclusion in Australia : a multidimensional approach /

by Scutella, Rosanna | Wilkins, Roger | Kostenko, Weiping | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.

Publisher: Parkville, Vic. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: We measure the extent of poverty and social exclusion in Australia using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. For each individual, we construct a measure of social exclusion that recognises its multidimensionality, including its potential variability in depth at a point in time and in persistence over time. We distinguish seven dimensions or domains, as proposed in Scutella et al. (2009): material resources; employment; education and skills; health and disability; social; community; and personal safety. For each of these seven domains, several indicators of social exclusion are produced. A simple 'sum-score' method is then used to estimate the extent or depth of exclusion, with our measure a function of both the number of domains in which exclusion is experienced and the number of indicators of exclusion present within each domain. Sensitivity of findings to alternative weighting regimes for the indicators and to alternative methods, proposed by Capellari and Jenkins (2007), is examined. Persistence of exclusion is also briefly considered. Our exclusion measure identifies 20 to 30 per cent of the Australian population aged 15 years and over as experiencing 'marginal exclusion' at any given point in time. Four to six per cent are 'deeply excluded', and less than one per cent are 'very deeply excluded'. We find that, although there are commonalities in the demographic composition of the socially excluded and the income poor, there are also some important differences. For example, persons 65 years and over represent a much smaller share of the most excluded group than they do of the 'poorest'; and couple and single families with children represent a larger share of the excluded than they do of the poor.Availability: (1)

Exploring the impacts and meanings of social isolation : eastern suburbs community options : client and staff perspectives /

by Funston, Leticia | Benevolent Society.

Publisher: Benevolent Society 2008Description: 31 p.: ill. graphs.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This research project aims to facilitate a greater understanding of the meaning(s) and impacts of social isolation on The Benevolent Society, Eastern Suburbs Community Options (ESOP) clients' lives. This project also aims to identify the challenges to social connectedness and social isolation risk factors for the ESOP client group. This knowledge may contribute to TBS policy and program development addressing social isolation and promoting caring and inclusive communities.Availability: (1)

Going bad : homeless men in an Australian city /

by Jordan, Alan K | Council to Homeless Persons.

Edition: 1st ed.Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Council to Homeless Persons 1994Description: xii, 140 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 x 30 cm.Notes: Based on author's thesis submitted at La Trobe University in 1973 under the title: "Inner-city homeless men in Melbourne". Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-140)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Home alone : combating isolation with older housebound people. /

by McCarthy, Helen | Thomas, Gillian.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2004Description: 72 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: The authors argue that loneliness is an increasing problem of contemporary society, and that current bureaucratic approaches to overcoming isolation among older housebound people may serve to reinforce that isolation, while more creative approaches are constrained by narrow measures of cost-efficiency rather than of the difference they make to quality of life.Availability: (1)

Journeys : tales from high rise housing. /

by Knight, Joanne (ed.) | Proudley, Mae (ed.).

Publisher: [Fitzroy, Vic.] Joanne Knight and Mae Proudley/Brotherhood of St. Laurence 2003Description: 69 p. : ill., ports.Notes: "This project was made possible by the funding granted by the Office of Housing as part of Housing Week 2003."Summary: As a contribution to the celebrations for Victoria s Housing Week 2003, thirteen public housing tenants in Prahran, South Yarra and St Kilda shared their stories of family, work , leisure and community. The short chapters, based on interviews by two staff members of the Brotherhood of St Laurence s Public Housing Advocacy Program, capture a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and life experiences.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Oppositional Identities and employment for ethnic minorities : evidence from England /

by Battu, Harminder | Zenou, Yves.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: IZA DP No. 4517 INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Where a community or group is socially excluded from a dominant group, some individuals of that group may identify with the dominant culture and others may reject that culture. The aim of this paper is to investigate this issue by empirically analyzing the potential trade-off for ethnic minorities between sticking to their own roots and labour market success. We find that the social environment of individuals and attachments to culture of origin has a strong association with identity choice. Our results also suggest that those non-whites who have preferences that accord with being "oppositional" do experience an employment penalty.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Participatory research with older people : a sourcebook. /

by Heslop, Mandy.

Publisher: London, U.K. HelpAge International 2002Description: 86 p.Notes: copy 1 : library copy 2 : ANTARAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Racism /

by Varghese, Basil N.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. unpublished [1995?]Description: 13 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Basil N. Varghese, Community Educator, Brotherhood of St Laurence (1988-2008)Summary: This article explores issues of racism in education.Availability: Items available for loan: BSL Archives (1).

Rebuilding connections : creating opportunities for socially isolated older Australians : evaluation of the Brotherhood of St Laurence Community Care Socialisation Program

by Hillier, Michael | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: July 2007 Includes bibliographical references (p. 29-30)Summary: This report describes the experience of the Brotherhood s Community Care Division in the Department of Human Services Southern and North and West Regions of Melbourne in responding to social isolation through its Socialisation Program. Drawing on the views of participants and care managers, the author evaluates the effectiveness of this approach in addressing social isolation and considers the broader implications for care management programs generally and particularly for leisure and recreational services for older people and people with a disability.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Social Audit 1999 : a report of the Working Group on Social Issues. /

by Seiffert, Murray.

Publisher: Anglican Diocese of Melbourne 1999Description: 36 p.Notes: November 1999Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social inclusion and social citizenship : towards a truly inclusive society /

by Thomas, Matthew | Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. arliamentary Library | Buckmaster, Luke.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. Parliamentary Library 2009Description: 42, p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social inclusion, anti-racism and democratic citizenship /

by Saloojee, Anver | The Laidlaw Foundation.

Publisher: Toronto, Canada The Laidlaw Foundation 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2003 Bibliography : p. 20-23Availability: (1)

Supporting the community value of caring. /

by Mioche, Marie.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Council of Social Service 1997Description: 5 leaves.Notes: Congress held on 6-7 November 1997 Rec. no. for conference: B9526 indexed paperAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The demographics of loneliness among older people in Perth, Western Australia /

by Steed, Lyndall | Boldy, Duncan | Grenade, Linda.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

The last mile : Experiences of settlement and attitudes to return among people from South Sudan in Australia /


Publisher: Hong Kong STATT 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "November 2012"Summary: A report synthesising views from "78 face-to-face interviews with people from South Sudan living in Australia, and a complementary online poll of 300 people who identified themselves as members of the South Sudanese diaspora in Australia. The interviews canvassed a broad cross-section of people, seeking diversity and balance among the participants in terms of gender, age, location, ethnicity and employment status." "The results illustrate a group that has tremendous gratitude for the opportunity to settle in Australia, enthusiasm towards citizenship and great achievements in education. On the downside, experiences of discrimination have been widespread and many have faced frustration with finding employment suited to their education. Looking to the future, the majority are keen to return to South Sudan for the long term or permanently, primarily driven by a desire to contribute to development."Availability: (1)

Thin ice : living with serious mental illness and poverty in Tasmania /

by Cameron, Prue | Anglicare Tasmania | Flanagan, Jo.

Publisher: Hobart, Tas. Anglicare Tasmania 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2004 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This report investigates the lives of Tasmanians with serious mental illness who are living on a low income from the perspective of both people who have a mental illness as well as their families. The principal concern of this report is to understand the interconnections between poverty and serious mental illness and the compounding effects of this experience. How does living with severely limited financial and social resources affect the course of their illness? What is required to increase the stability and security in their lives essential for them to best manage their illness?Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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