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A systematic review of empirical research on self-reported racism and health . /

by Paradies, Yin.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.International Journal of Epidemiology 35 2006 888-901 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Discrimination Community Attitudes Project [electronic resource]. Paper ; 5Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An international comparison of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 . /

by Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2007Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:50:17 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian citizenship for a new century : a report by the Australian Citizenship Council. /

by Australian Citizenship Council.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2000Description: 120 p.Notes: February 2000Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Between belonging and discrimination : the experiences of African Australians from refugee backgrounds /

by La Trobe Refugee Research Centre.

Publisher: Bundoora, Vic. La Trobe Refugee Research Centre 2009Description: 39 p.: ill. charts.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission on African Australians: A report on human rights and social inclusion issues August 2009Summary: This submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission is drawn from mainly qualitative findings of nine studies carried out by the La Trobe Refugee Research Centre between 2004 and 2009, into the wellbeing and resettlement experiences of people with refugee backgrounds settled in Victoria and Queensland. A specific focus of this submission is the in-depth experiences of those who have participated in these studies. As such, the 'data' contained here is largely descriptive aiming to let the participants 'speak for themselves' as far as is possible. The submission presents evidence of African Australians' experiences of social exclusion and discrimination in five domains of social life: employment, education, health, justice and social participation.Availability: (1)

Brotherhood of St Laurence submission : Inquiry into Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform and Reinstatement of Racial Discrimination Act) Bill 2009 and the Families, Housing, Community Services /

by Smyth, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 8 February 2010 Bibliography : p. 20 Paul Smyth, General Manager Research and Policy Centre Brotherhood of St Laurence (2003-2013Summary: This submission will examine the policy implications of the proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act which will take the approach to income management developed in certain remote indigenous communities and extend them across the board to non-indigenous communities as well.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building on Our Strengths : a framework to reduce race-based discrimination and support diversity in Victoria. Summary report /

by Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Victorian Health Promotion Foundation 2009Description: 56 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.Other title: Building on our strengths : summary report.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Addressing the social and economic determinants of mental and physical health" Victorian Health Promotion Foundation commonly known as VicHealth Full report only available online. Includes bibliography.Summary: Building on our strengths: a framework to reduce race-based discrimination and support diversity in Victoria has been developed through a partnership between the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth), the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, the McCaughey Centre: VicHealth Centre for the Promotion of Mental Health and Community Wellbeing and the Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit. The McCaughey Centre and Onemda are both in the School of Population Health at the University of Melbourne. ; Drawing on the best available evidence in Australia and internationally, this report outlines themes, strategies and priority settings for the development and implementation of activity to reduce race-based discrimination and support diversity. Although recognising that discrimination has a specific meaning in law, this report takes a broader approach, being concerned with behaviours and practices that result in avoidable and unfair inequalities across groups in society based on race, ethnicity, culture or religion. ; Despite widespread support for diversity among Victorians, the data presented in this report indicate that race-based discrimination remains unacceptably high. These findings are of particular concern given increasing evidence that race-based discrimination impacts negatively on both individuals and the community. This includes evidence of links with ill-health and reduced productivity, social inclusion and community cohesion. Reducing race-based discrimination will be critical if the Victorian and Australian governments are to meet their commitments to achieve equitable health for all Australians and, in particular, to eliminate the gaps in health, social and economic status between people from Indigenous and non-indigenous backgrounds. ; Building on our strengths is driven by the goal of achieving sustainable reductions in race-based discrimination, with associated medium- and long-term benefits to individuals, organisations, communities and society. It is intended for broad usage across government, corporate, non-government and community sectors as a useful resource in policy and program development, implementation and evaluation. (Executive summary)Availability: (1)

Challenges that face Somali young people in Australia and solutions : analysis. /

by Omar, Yusuf Sheikh.

Publisher: 2004Description: 42 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 40-42)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Complex inequality : gender class and race in the new economy /

by McCall, Leslie.

Publisher: New York, NY Routledge 2001Description: xv, 237p. Bibliography: p.213-228.Notes: Includes appendices, tables, notes, bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Do Australians have equal protection against hate speech ? /

by Rice, Simon.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Democratic Audit of Australia. Australian National University 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:26:45 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Exploring community attitudes and beliefs in respect of asylum seekers. /

by Smith, Libby.

Publisher: Oxfam CAA 2001Notes: October 2004 Prepared by Motive Market Research on behalf of Oxfam CAAAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Faultlines : race, work and the politics of changing Australia. /

by Megalogenis, George.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Scribe Publications 2003Description: viii, 215 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Written by a political commentator while on holidays (now that s devotion!), this book explores some of the contradictions in Australia s political and cultural make-up. For example, why are we pro-immigration, yet largely unsympathetic to asylum-seekers? Why, in an economy that favours women , do men control the political and corporate structures? The author draws on a variety of sources, from interviews with ex-students of Ringwood High School to newspaper articles to census data, to offer his views on contemporary Australian society and where it is heading.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Harnessing diversity : addressing racial and religious discrimination in employment. /

by Berman, Gabrielle | Victorian Multicultural Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission 2008Description: x, 77 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A collaborative project between the Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission. Includes bibliographical references pp. 67-77.Summary: "The report highlights some of the barriers that people from culturally diverse backgrounds face, including: discrimination in recruitment; discrimination and disadvantage in accessing job search agencies; over-representation of migrants in low-skilled, low-paid employment; under-representation of migrants in the public sector and lack of recognition of overseas qualifications." -- Publisher websiteAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

How does freedom of religion and belief affect health and wellbeing? /

by Klocker, Natascha | VicHealth | Trenerry, Brigid | Webster, Kim.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. VicHealth 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2011 Bibliography pp. 97-100 Appendices pp. 101-119Summary: This report presents the findings of an evidence review prepared by Dr Natascha Klocker, Brigid Trenerry and Kim Webster for VicHealth, which explores the relationship between freedom of religion and belief, and health and well being. As Australia has become increasingly culturally diverse, there has also been an increase in religious diversity. The report provides evidence that religion and belief, religious discrimination and race-based discrimination all impact on health in various ways. Although there is strong evidence of a range of positive mental health outcomes, the relationship between religion/belief and physical health is less clear. Despite some shortcomings in the literature reviewed, it has been possible to conclude that individuals of faith who experience religious freedom have the potential to experience a range of positive health effects that may be associated with their religion/belief.Availability: (1)

Isma - listen : national consultations on eliminating prejudice against Arab and Muslim Australians. /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2004Description: x, 214 p. ; 1 computer laser audio disk : col. : 4 and 3/4 in.Notes: Computer laser audio disk includes bi-lingual versions of audio report English (19 mins.) and Arabic (24 mins.)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Living on the edge : social and emotional wellbeing and risk and protective factors for serious psychological distress among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People /

by Kelly, Kerrie | Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association | Dudgeon, Pat | Gee, Graham | Glaskin, Belle.

Publisher: Casuarina, NT Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health discussion.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2009 Bibliography : 36-40Summary: There is more to discrimination than explicit racism and racial stereotyping. The long-standing socioeconomic inequality suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is indicative of systemic and indirect discrimination ; that must be addressed. The physical and mental health impacts of this discrimination are plain to see, and contribute to the 10?17 year life expectation gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. ; To achieve equality in fact we also need to ensure that Australian social norms and standards reflect an equal value being placed on the cultures of Indigenous Australia. Within the context of government and other service ; delivery in particular, measurable standards of cultural competence?the ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures?stand to make a valuable improvement to the experience of Indigenous Australians ; (and other minority cultural, social and ethnic groups) when dealing with service providers. This discussion paper prepared by the newly founded Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association is, therefore, timely and stands to make an important contribution to efforts to understand and address the many physical and mental health impacts of discrimination as well as exploring the idea of cultural competence as it evolves.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Loss of rights : the despair of Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory : A submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Australia /

by Nicholson, Alastair | Concerned Australians | Harris, Michele | Gartland, Georgina.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: East Melbourne, Vic. Concerned Australians 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010Summary: The failure of successive Australian governments to implement a Bill of Rights is criticised and the detrimental effect upon Aboriginal people is discussed, exemplified by the suspension of the Racial Discrimination Act in 2007 as it applied to Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory. Since 2006 and continuing to date, the Australian and Northern Territory Governments have continued the policies of removing Aboriginal people from control of their lands and are using coercive measures to remove them from their homelands with the object of urbanising Aboriginal society.Availability: (1)

Love thy neighbours : racial tolerance among young Australians. /

by Thomas, Trang | Witenberg, Rivka.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2004Description: 49 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: A report for the Australian Multicultural Foundation Summary: "Racial prejudice can lead to friction, disharmony and even physical violence. It is a major social problem in many societies and one from which Australia is not immune. However, evidence is accumulating that living in harmony may be better served by increasing understanding about tolerance and acceptance rather than focusing on decreasing prejudice. > > The Australian Research Council and the Australian Multicultural Foundation funded this project, which aimed to study racial tolerance among young Australians. The value of the current study was its focus on the positive aspects of social perceptions and behaviours in contrast to the large body of research into the negative aspects of prejudice. > > The study used three short dilemma-like stories to assess tolerance. Each story dealt with an event depicting a form of intolerance / tolerance relevant to the Australian context (Aboriginal, Asian and English people). > > The outcomes of the project examine how age, gender and situational and behavioural contexts influence racial tolerant judgements. It also examines the kind of justifications young people used to support tolerance and intolerance. Participants were children (aged 11 to 12), young adolescents (aged 14 to 15) and young adults (aged 16 to 22). They were asked to make judgements and justify them on two aspects. First, to whom and under what circumstances were they willing to extend their tolerance. Second, whether they were tolerant of people's beliefs, speech or actions within each story." AMF websiteAvailability: (1)

Modern racism, reconciliation and attributions for disadvantage : a role of empathy and false beliefs. /

by Batterham, Deb.

Publisher: 2001Description: 109 p.Notes: October 2001 Includes bibliographical references (p. 63-67)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Multicultural Australia . /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. 2004Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:16:33 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Race, faith and gender : converging discriminations against Muslim women in Victoria : the ongoing impact of September 11, 2001 /

by Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria.

Publisher: Northcote, Vic. Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The experiences of Muslim women in Victoria after September 11 documented in this research demonstrate that instances of racism are not simply isolated, one-off incidents. Racism against Muslim women has a pervasive and persistent cyclical pattern, characterised by quiet periods of everyday racisms and incivility, which are interrupted by sharp rises in racism after international incidents of Muslim-related terrorism. This research demonstrated that non-Muslim Victorians' perceptions of Muslims in general, and Muslim women in particular, are complex but nonetheless inextricably tied to Muslim women?s experiences of racism. What non-Muslim Victorians think of Muslim women affects these women?s lives and their potential for integration. It is important to note that, at least for Muslim women who participated in this study, it was the fear of racism and not their mistreatment by their society or religion that restricted their freedom and independence. Our research confirmed that non-Muslim Victorians and Muslim women feel a growing divide in relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. Muslim women feel it through a growing sense of marginalisation and non-Muslim Victorians feel it in the unfair treatment they perceive Muslims to receive. For Victorians on both sides of the divide, there is a strong desire for contact and exchange of ideas, information and common experiences.Availability: (1)

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