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`Wake up Australia' : the new world order : the human dimension / The Honourable Justice Marcus R. Einfeld

by Einfeld, Marcus R | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2001Description: 23 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: The 20th annual Sambell Oration, Wednesday 17 October 2001 at the Shell Conference Centre, Melbourne Summary: 53 years ago this December, a war-ravaged and war-weary world ushered in a new international order with what was called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was a bold and brilliant document full of words, phrases and concepts that everyone wanted to hear. It spoke of recognising the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. It observed that disregard and contempt for human rights had resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind. It called for the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief, and freedom from fear and want, as the highest aspiration of the common people. It declared as essential that human rights should be protected by the rule of law.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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'I had to do something. I couldn't do nothing!': citizen action in support of asylum seekers in Australia 2001-2006 : thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the /

by Gosden, Diane | University of New South Wales. Faculty of Arts and Social ciences. School of Social Sciences.

Publisher: Thesis 2012Description: PDF.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This thesis is an examination of social action opposed to particular Australian government policies. The policies concerned are those affecting people seeking asylum without authorised entry documents. The period examined is from 2001 to 2006. It is argued that the social action contributed to the achievement of shifts in public opinion and policy during this period. The context in which this local action is examined is the international system of asylum, and the responses of developed countries to flows of incoming asylum seekers. Political rhetoric has often demonised those seeking asylum, and the term 'asylum seeker' increasingly has negative connotations for many people in developed countries. At the same time, groups of people in asylum destination countries such as Australia, have also responded with support and assistance for asylum seekers.Availability: No items available

'You can't hide it : family violence shows' : family violence in new & emerging refugee communities (Afghan, Sierra Leone and Sri-Lankan Tamil) /

by Versha, Armit | The Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre | Venkatraman, Rugmini.

Publisher: Parramatta, N.S.W. The Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant 2010Description: 73 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography :p. 58-66Summary: This participatory action research project explored the intersection of domestic and family violence and settlement in Australia, focusing on three refugee communities Afghan, Sierra Leonean and Sri Lankan Tamil in the first five years of settlement in Australia. The project identified risk factors of family violence for refugee women and their families during their first five years of settlement in Australia and developed a series of recommendations in consultation with refugee women and service providers. The project utilised the social capital of the refugee sector and bilingual workers were trained to engage with the refugee communities to conduct these consultations. Both women and men attended in large numbers, solutions were identified by the communities and were presented in a discussion forum.Availability: (1)

"...and where are we now? : thoughts on the 2004 election." 2004 Sambell Oration / by Robert Manne

by Manne, Robert | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2004Description: 15 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: The 22nd annual Sambell Oration, Wednesday 20 October 2004 at Central Hall, Australian Catholic University, 20 Brunswick Street Fitzroy. 2 copiesSummary: Shortly after the November 2001 election I gave a talk which I called: “Where are we now?” The “we” here was deliberately ambiguous, referring both to Australia and to the kind of audience I knew would attend on that night—the left-liberal intelligentsia. When I was asked to provide a topic for tonight’s lecture, which I knew would occur shortly after the 2004 election, somewhat mischievously I suggested the title: “…And where are we now?” The “we” here has an identical ambiguity. Of course the title chosen allowed me to speak about a Labor victory if that were to occur. However as I believed it was almost certain that Labor would be defeated, I imagined that I would be speaking about the meaning of the defeat, as unhappily from my point of view I now am. For those who are enthusiastic about the victory of the Howard government I can only offer my apologies in advance. At least what follows will allow them to think about the interpretation of someone who regards the trajectory of Australia since 1996 with undisguised alarm Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"But here life is different..." A service response for the prevention and intervention of family violence within the Southern Sudanese community in Australia /

by Migrant Resource Centre, Melbourne.

Publisher: Box Hill, Vic. Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne 2008Description: 75 p. : ill. + 1 videodisc (4 3/4 in.).Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: A training manual and DVDAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Can you please help me? how can we live?" : UnitingCare's emergency relief and crisis support for asylum seekers living in the community /

by Gruhn, Robert | UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2014 Bibliography : p. 59-61Summary: Asylum seekers have been identified over the last years as a major group at serious risk of disadvantage, isolation and marginalisation leading to deprivation, poverty and a lack of social integration.1 This research report provides a summary of the emergency relief (ER) services and other related support to asylum seekers living in the community provided by UnitingCare Victoria and Tasmania (UCVT) agencies. It is based on an initial scoping of UCVT sites operating in metropolitan Melbourne, as well as one regional agency. Research was largely based on semi-structured interviews, mainly with ER agency staff, case studies and service user stories provided by agencies. This report also includes some aggregated statistics and figures provided by participating agencies - where data was available specific to this user group. ; The fast changing policy and operational environment meant that completing parts of this research project and analysis proved challenging. The analysis of the policy context and background was therefore undertaken after the completion of primary research.Availability: (1)

"Please listen to what I m not saying" : a report on the survey of settlement experiences of Indochinese refugees 1978-80. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1982Description: x, 125 p.Notes: Jean I. Martin CollectionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

"Refugees and social exclusion : what the literature says" /

by Taylor, Janet.

Publisher: 2004Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"What is community cultural development?" /

by O'Hara, Scott.

Publisher: 2002Description: p.4-5.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes an image from the performance of `The Torch' presented by the Ecumenical Migrant CentreAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"What's going to happen tomorrow?" : unaccompanied children refused asylum /

by Matthews, Adrian | Office of the Children's Commissioner.

Publisher: London, U.K. Office of the Children's Commissioner 2014Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2014 Includes bibliographic references and appendicesSummary: The primary focus of the research for this report was on young people who had been unsuccessful in their asylum claims and who were now young adults (or on the cusp of becoming so).These young people are expected to leave the UK and return to their countries of origin ? often war zones or countries whose Governments violate the rights of its citizens. Their voices and experiences feature throughout.Availability: (1)

10 forces at work : how ten nonprofits tackled unemployment and more in their communities /

by Ball, Colin | Jobs Australia | Lam, May (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Jobs Australia 2008Description: 60 p. : ill.Notes: Editing and introduction by May LamSummary: The case studies in this book describe the activities of community sector organisations around Australia working with disadvantaged and unemployed people to help them get jobs or the skills leading to employment. The organisations are strikingly diverse, operating in remote locations and urban centres, serving people of all ages and backgrounds and delivering a range of employment, training, environment and community services.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

2008 Immigration detention report : summary of observations following visits to Australia's immigration detention facilities /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

2009 global assessment report on disaster risk reduction /

by United Nations.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Risk and poverty in a changing climate.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Report is the first biennial global assessment of disaster risk reduction prepared in context of the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR). The ISDR, launched in 2000, provides a framework to coordinate actions to address disaster risks at the local, national, regional and international levels. The Hyogo Framework for Action for Action 2005-2015 (HFA), endorsed by 168 UN member states at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan in 2005, urges all countries to make major efforts to reduce their disaster risk by 2015.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

2009 immigration detention and offshore processing on Christmas Island /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: 53 p.: ill. col.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report contains a summary of observations by the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) following its July 2009 visit to Australia?s immigration detention facilities on Christmas Island. It follows the Commission?s 2006, 2007 and 2008 annual reports on inspections of immigration detention facilities.Availability: (1)

2010 global trends : 2010 in review /

by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: As UNHCR commemorates in 2011 the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, the 2010 Global Trends report demonstrates the continued relevance of forced displacement and statelessness issues to the international agenda. It depicts some of the major humanitarian trends which occurred during 2010 in relation to displacement, either within or beyond international borders. The report also reviews statistical trends and patterns for populations considered to be of concern to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) - refugees, returnees, stateless persons and internally displaced persons (IDPs) - collectively referred to as "persons of concern".Availability: (1)

2011 Immigration detention at Villawood : summary of observations from visit to immigration detention facilities at Villawood /

by Australian Human Rights Commission.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Australian Human Rights Commission visited the immigration detention facilities at Villawood from 21 to 25 February 2011. This statement contains a summary of the key observations and concerns arising from the Commission?s visit. It focuses on conditions as they were at that time.Availability: (1)

A 'client survey' on the effectiveness of DIMIA-funded community settlement services : final report. /

by Young, Susan | Finlay, Joanne | Schwartzkopf, John.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Urbis Keys Young 2003Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:23:37 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A bridge between two worlds : leadership among resettled Sudanese youth in an American city /

by Gale, Lacey | United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2011Description: PDF.Other title: New issues in refugee research. Research paper ; no. 211.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography pp. 22-26Summary: Humanitarian efforts are often focused on children in conflict, since the international legal definitions create a practical framework for addressing child-specific needs. Youth have different needs than children, however, and possess more potential to influence both the society around them and their home communities. Resettled youth face multiple transitions simultaneously, from conflict to third country resettlement and from child to adult. Their needs include not only the legal aspects of protection, but also the social and economic aspects, noted in UNHCR's Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming strategy as the spheres in which most rights violations of persons of concern occur. The goal of this case study is to map resettled refugee youth participation and leadership in a particular context and to discuss how these findings apply to a broader humanitarian youth agenda. It became apparent over the course of this project that UNHCR is in the process of defining a discrete policy for youth. This case study identifies a cohort of young leaders in Maine who, along with their peers in the United States as well as other resettlement countries, have the potential to contribute to the formulation of UNHCR's policy on youth.Availability: (1)

A case for justice : position paper on the legal process of seeking asylum in Australia. /

by Psihogios-Billington, Maria.

Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. Asylum Seeker Resource Centre 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The purpose of this paper is to advocate, educate and work constructively towards better practices and processes in the refugee determination system. The numerous case examples are based on the real-life experiences of clients of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) Legal Program, and reflect the xperiences of many asylum seekers.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A comparative study of housing needs and provisions for recently arrived refugees . /

by Beer, Andrew | Foley, Paul.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2003Description: HTML.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: No items available

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