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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)

'Will the real Aborigine please stand up' : strategies for breaking the stereotypes and changing the conversation /

by Gorringe, Scott | Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait slander Studies | Ross, Joe | Fforde, Cressida.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 Bibliography : p. 16-18Summary: This paper provides a background to issues discussed at a workshop held by AIATSIS in December 2009, and offers some of the outcomes in order to provide a basis for further debate and dialogue and to inform future forums. The workshop focused on a matter of growing concern to many Aboriginal people - the prevalence of an erosive mindset of deficit which pervades many Aboriginal communities and its attachment to notions of identity, which includes perceptions of authenticity widely adopted from similar views held about Aboriginal people by non-Indigenous Australians. The workshop discussed issues such as: the identification of perceptions of identity within and outside Aboriginal Australia; how perceptions of authenticity arise and why they persist; the social impact of such perceptions; and the impact of legislation and policy that links entitlement to identity. Disengaging the language of disadvantage (or pathologising discourses) was identified at the workshop as fundamental to effecting change. As methods of producing change, participants identified the need for creating safe spaces for discussion, challenging mindsets, habits and conversations and co-creating transformative pathways.Availability: (1)

Aboriginal family and the state : the conditions of history /

by Babidge, Sally.

Publisher: Farnham, U.K. ; Burlington, VT. Ashgate 2010Description: xix, 269 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-264) and indexSummary: Aboriginal Family and the State examines the contemporary relations and history of Indigenous families in Australia, specifically referencing issues of government control and recent official recognition of Aboriginal 'traditional owners'. Drawing on detailed empirical research, it develops a discussion of the anthropological issues of kinship and relatedness within colonial and 'postcolonial' contexts. This volume explores the conditions affecting the formation of 'family' among indigenous people in rural northern Australia, as well as the contingencies of 'family' in the legal and political context of contemporary indigenous claims to land. With a rich discussion of the production, practice and inscription of social relations, this volume examines everyday expressions of 'family', and events such as meetings and funerals, demonstrating that kinship is formed and reformed through a complicated social practice of competing demands on identity.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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).

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)

Coercive reconciliation : stabilise, normalise, exit Aboriginal Australia. /

by Altman, Jon (ed.) | Hinkson, Melinda (ed.).

Publisher: North Carlton, Vic. Arena Publishing 2007Description: ix, 342 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references Contents: Part One: A national emergency? The emergency we had to have / Larissa Behrendt -- Whatever happened to reconciliation? / Patrick Dodson -- Reconciliation and the failure of neo-liberal globalisation / John Sanderson -- Military humanitarianism in Australia's North / Guy Rundle -- The national emergency and indigenous jurisdictions / Tim Rowse -- The political economy of self-government / Will Sanders -- The political vulnerability of the unrepresented / Michael Mansell -- Bully in the playground : a new stolen generation? / Mick Dodson -- Arguing over Indigenous rights : Australia and the United Nations / Megan Davis -- Part Two: Little children are sacred. Unforeseen circumstances / Rex Wild -- 'Little children' and big sticks / Ernest Hunter -- Health policy for a crisis or a crisis in policy? / Ian Anderson -- Healing and public policy / Gregory Phillips -- Indigenous approaches to child abuse / Judy Atkinson -- Don't crash the ambulance / Kay Boulden and John Morton -- Part Three: Stabilise and normalise. Demography is destiny, except in the Northern Territory / John Taylor -- Out from the shadow of prohibition / Maggie Brady -- Youth well-being in Central Australia / Tristan Ray -- The Trojan Horse / Pat Turner and Nicole Watson -- The abnormalisation of land tenure / David Dalrymple -- Patent medicine and the elixir of home ownership / Michael Dillon -- Saying no to Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Experiences of crime in two selected migrant communities /

by Johnson, Holly | Australian Institute of Criminolgy.

Publisher: Griffith, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Criminology 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study attempts to assess the experiences of crime among migrants, from Vietnam and the Middle East, whose language, skin colour, religion or cultural practices set them apart from mainstream Australian society. The migrants sampled were more likely to feel that assaults and threats perpetrated against them were racially-motivated.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

In defence of multiculturalism . /

by Bourne, Jenny.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute of Race Relations 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:39:41 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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).

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)

Migrant women and discrimination in Australia: a tiered narrative study /

by Bamforth, Jill | Deakin University. Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation.

Publisher: Geelong, Vic. Deakin University. Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation March 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Citizenship and globalisation research paper ; volume 2, no. 2.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Whilst media representations of race relations in Australia depict a tolerant multicultural society, official records of discrimination, together with public events concerning migrant women, have combined to unsettle this egalitarian view. This article reports on a tiered study which uses the methods of critical race theory to provide insights into the nature and extent of race and gender discrimination experienced by migrant women in Australia. These insights are derived from a first hand narrative account of one migrant woman's experiences of the rental housing market and legal system, and a comparison of her narrative with those told of the same event by one social work and two legal professionals. The study reveals that, although the migrant woman's legal challenges were successful, she experienced serious reprisals related to these challenges, and was involved in a cycle of housing related difficulties which her legal challenges did not address. The comparison of the accounts shows that the professionals? accounts took either a 'telescopic' or 'panoramic' view of these issues. Whilst the panoramic view resulted in a greater awareness of the social context of the migrant woman's housing and legal difficulties, race and gender discrimination were not always identified. The study concludes that the professional and institutional filtration of discrimination means that the view of multicultural tolerance in Australia remains unchallenged.Availability: (1)

Multiculturalism : a position paper by the Acting Race Discrimination Commissioner /

by Calma, Tom | Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Muslim-Australians & local government : grassroots strategies to improve relations between Muslim and non-Muslim-Australians : final research report. /

by Wise, Amanda | Ali, Jan.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Department of Immigration and Citizenship 2008Description: PDF.Summary: The Centre for Research on Social Inclusion was commissioned by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to conduct qualitative, empirical research to investigate community-based activities for improving relations between Muslim and non-Muslim- Australians. The focus of the project was Muslim-Australians who have increasingly experienced racism and discrimination 'particularly since the Cronulla riots' in the face of recent global events such as the terrorist attacks of September 11th, and the London and the Bali bombings. Through an examination of a variety of initiatives and projects developed by local councils and Muslim and non-Muslim non-government organisations, the project investigated the most effective community-based activities for improving relations between Muslim and non-Muslim-Australians.Availability: No items available

Once upon a time in Cabramatta : a story that changed the nation /

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Special Broadcasting Service 2012Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Notes: Episode 1. As thousands of refugees pour into the Sydney suburb of Cabramatta the first Vietnamese community in Australia is born -- Episode 2. The first political assassination in the history of Australia leaves the Vietnamese people of Cabramatta demonised and vilified. The community and the ideals of multiculturalism itself are in tatters -- Episode 3. As a new millennium beckons, the streets of Cabramatta remain in the dark ages, infested by drugs and crime but slowly the Vietnamese community, so quiet for so long, find their voice. Credits: Executive producers, Sue Clothier, Craig Graham; series writer and producer, Jacob Hickey; series director, Bernadine Lim.Summary: "Once upon a time in Cabramatta is the untold story of how the Vietnamese community overcame the odds and found their place in multicultural Australia. The story begins with the landmark decision of Prime Minister Fraser to open Australia's doors to thousands of refugees at the end of the Vietnam War. It is a moment in history that finally buries the infamous White Australia Policy and transforms a nation. The years that follow are as dramatic as they are turbulent; a people struggling to find their place in a foreign land. In this one tiny Sydney suburb, the 80s and 90s see the arrival of street gangs, a heroin epidemic and the first political assassination in Australia's history. The Vietnamese people are vilified and demonised. Cabramatta it seems represents all that is wrong with Asian immigration. What's more the community exist against a political backdrop that is fractured, the universal support for multiculturalism a distant memory. But as the century draws to a close there is a remarkable turnaround. The Vietnamese people finally find their voice, speaking up to claim their rightful, democratic place in their adopted home. Cabramatta is a community transformed. Australia, a continent changed forever" --Container.Availability: 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)

Racism and prejudice : psychological perspectives. /

by Sanson, Ann | Augoustinos, Martha | Gridley, Heather.

Publisher: 1997Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:43:43 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Rights of passage : the experiences of Australian-Sudanese young people. /

by Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission 2008Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: A report by the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission.Summary: "This report is the result of more than 200 interviews with young people, consultations with more than 30 community and government workers as well as written submissions. The report makes recommendations including the provision of information and education resources to assist young people to deal with racism, the provision of low-cost and accessible recreation and meeting places, ongoing education and training of police, teachers and public bodies about human rights and responsibilities." -- VEOHRC websiteAvailability: (1)

Rights of passage : two years on : the experiences of Australian-Sudanese young people /

by Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission 2010Description: 29 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A report by the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission.Availability: (1)

Seeking scapegoats : the coverage of asylum in the UK press. /

by Greenslade, Roy.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2005Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:22:08 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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