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"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).

A Just Australia /

by A Just Australia.

Publisher: 03/18/04 13:30:03 1999Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/18/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's Description: The Australians for Just Refugee Programs site provides information relating to campaigns and education for the public; support for refugees and asylum seekers; and provides resources on media releases, information resources - including research, facts and statistics, and speeches - and a section dedicated to coverage of new developments in the field.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A theory of justice. /

by Rawls, John.

Publisher: London, U.K. Oxford University Press 1976Description: 607p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Counselling torture survivors /

by Staehr, Allan | Staehr, Mia.

Publisher: Copenhagen IRCT 1995Description: 165p.Summary: This publication contains information and training material which aims to facilitate the rehabilitation of torture survivors and their families in countries where there are insufficient experienced health professionals to work with the survivors. It includes the 'UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment', the 'Declaration of Tokyo', a handbook for ex-political prisoners, the description of the counselling method, psychological concepts and a master sheet for monitoring.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Deaths in custody in Australia 1990 2004 . /

by Joudo, Jacqueline.

Publisher: 2006Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Ending child poverty : everybody's business /

by HM Treasury.

Publisher: London, U.K. HM Treasury 2008Description: PDF.Summary: In 1999, the Government set an ambitious target to eradicate child poverty within a generation. Child poverty doubled in the 20 years from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s, but this rise has been reversed: 600,000 children have been lifted out of relative poverty since 1997. However, a significant number of families still experience relative poverty. Ending child poverty: everybody's business builds on the considerable evidence base and analysis of child poverty and considers: ; the causes and consequences of child poverty; ; the costs associated with childhood experiences of poverty for both individuals and society; ; the impact of Government action so far; and ; policy direction for the future. Ending child poverty: everybody's business sets out the next steps, including the measures announced in Budget 2008, that will make further significant progress to halving child poverty by 2010. The document also sets out the Governments vision for a renewed drive on child poverty for the next decade including a number of areas of further work and approaches the Government will pilot that will help develop the strategy for 2020.Availability: No items available

National Human Rights Consultation Report /

by National Human Rights Consultation Secretariat.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Attorney General's Department, Australian Government. 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: An Australian Human Rights Act that is broadly consistent with the Victorian and ACT legislation could provide a resilient thread in the federal quilt of human rights protection, according to this report, which makes a series of recommenbdations for improving human rights protection. ; The report argues that debate about and consideration of a Human Rights Act should not be allowed to delay action to improve the quality of economic and social rights of those Australians who are most disadvantaged. The Committee finds there has been a tendency for supporters and detractors of the Victorian and ACT models to overstate the models? achievements and their shortcomings. A Human Rights Act on its own will not mend the largest holes in the quilt of Australian rights protection, but that is no reason to oppose such an Act. ; On 10 December 2008 the Federal Government asked the Committee to conduct a nationwide Consultation with the aim of finding out which human rights and responsibilities should be protected and promoted in Australia, whether human rights are sufficiently protected and promoted, and how Australia could better protect and promote human rights. ; The Committee travelled the length and breadth of the country to seek the community?s views. Thousands of people participated in the Consultation, by attending community roundtables, by presenting submissions, by appearing at public hearings, and in other ways. ; This report sets out the primary points the community raised in relation to the protection and promotion of human rights and identifies a number of options for the Federal Government to consider. The advantages and disadvantages of these options are examined, and the Committee makes findings and recommendations in relation to what it learnt during the Consultation.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Poverty, inequality and human rights : /

by Donald, Alice | Elizabeth Mottershaw.

Publisher: York, U.K. Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2009Description: PDF.Summary: How other countries have used human rights to tackle poverty and how this could be applied in the UK. ; People working to tackle poverty in the UK are increasingly interested in using human rights in their work. This study looks at how this has been done in other countries, its impact on affected communities, debate, policy and government programmes, and its relevance for the UK. ; The report covers: ; how human rights have been used to understand poverty; ; how communities experiencing poverty use human rights to act against injustice, build alliances between disparate groups, and articulate their conditions and claims; ; the tools that communities and their allies use to hold the state accountable for its human rights obligations; ; how human rights have been implemented in practice in anti-poverty work by governments and other organisations; and ; lessons for integrating human rights and anti-poverty work in the UK.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Realizing Rawls. /

by Pogge, Thomas W.

Publisher: Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press 1989Description: 296 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Rights, responsibilities and respect : the report of the Human Rights Consultation Committee. /

by Victoria. Department of Justice. Human Rights Consultation Committee.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2005Description: xii, 190 p. iii, 1-42 p.Online Access: VHRCC report Summary: After a lengthy consultation process the Human Right s Consultative Committee recommended that the Victorian Parliament enact a Chart of Human Rights and Responsibilities. This report sets out detailed recommendations, supported by the comments of organisations and individuals who made submissions. The publication includes drafted legislation to introduce such a Charter.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Rights, responsibilities and respect : the report of the Human Rights Consultation Committee /

by Victoria. Department of Justice. Human Rights Consultation Committee.

Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2005Description: 13 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: (1)

Scales of justice : reimagining political space in a globalizing world /

by Fraser, Nancy.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Polity 2008Description: vii, 224 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Formerly CIP. Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-215) and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Social justice and public policy : seeking fairness in diverse societies /

by Craig, Gary (ed.) | Burchardt, Tania | Gordon, David.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2008Description: x, 284 p. ; 24 cm.Summary: "'Social justice' is a contested term, incorporated into the language of widely differing political positions. Those on the Left argue that it requires intervention from the state to ensure equality, at least of opportunity; those on the Right believe that it can be underpinned by the economics of the marketplace with little or no state intervention. To date, political philosophers have made relatively few serious attempts to explain how a theory of social justice translates into public policy." "This important book, drawing on international experience and a distinguished panel of political philosophers and social scientists, addresses what the meaning of social justice is and how it translates into the everyday concerns of public and social policy, in the context of both multiculturalism and globalisation."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Spirituality and justice /

by Hollingworth, Peter.

Publisher: 13th August, 1989Description: 6p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The cost of a free education : cost as a barrier to Australian public education

by Bond, Sharon | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence August 2009Description: 41 p. PDF.Other title: Cost as a barrier to Australian public education.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Concerned about financial barriers to participation, Brotherhood researchers canvassed the cost burden to parents of education in a government school. Applying a social inclusion lens, they allowed for not only subject fees, uniforms and textbooks but also related expenses such as transport, sport or music costs and (a share of) home computer and internet access. Comparing these School Education Expenses (SEE) with the incomes and educational assistance available to three hypothetical disadvantaged households showed that they would struggle to afford the education taken for granted by most Australians. Clearly, to achieve 90 per cent Year 12 attainment will require educational policy reform.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

The Jefferson centre : public participation processes. /

by The Jefferson Centre.

Publisher: 2002Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/23/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ELECTRONIC RESOURCESummary: The Jefferson Center is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that advocates the use of a democratic process known as the Citizen Jury?. This is the premier method to enable everyday citizens to engage in an informed way in political discussions of candidates and issues. It has been tested and used for three decades. The Citizens Jury process gives randomly selected citizens the opportunity to hear from witnesses, deliberate on complex issues, and report their findings to the broader communityAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Watching brief : reflections on human rights, law and justice. /

by Burnside, Julian.

Publisher: Carlton North, Vic. Scribe 2007Description: x, 309 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) /

Publisher: New York, NY Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) 2009Description: Website.Availability: No items available

Youth and society : exploring the social dynamics of youth experience. /

by White, Rob | Wyn, Johanna.

Publisher: South Melbourne Oxford University Press 2004Description: xiii, 274 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: What factors shape young people s lives today? This book highlights the effects of social inequality and exclusion and the changes in the life patterns of youth compared with the experience of their parents. It focuses on Australia, with some reference to UK, NZ, Canada and the US. Chapter topics include family, school, juvenile justice and social policy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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