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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

"Not drowning, waving" : culturally and linguistically diverse young people at risk in Western Australia /

by Western Australia. Office of Multicultural Interests.

Publisher: Perth, W.A. The Office 2009Description: 73 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Title adapted from Stevie Smith (1956), "Not Waving but Drowning".Summary: This paper was developed to assist the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI), Western Australia, to identify emerging issues that may place young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds at risk of personal, social and economic disadvantage in our community. It aims to identify established and emerging issues for CaLD young people in WA; policies, programs and services currently addressing these issues; and some of the approaches to improving service delivery to this demographic that have been suggested through consultation with CaLD young people themselves.Availability: (1)

"Where are you from" : the paradox of African identity and belonging in Australia /

by Mapedzahama, Virginia | The Australian Sociological Association.

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.)Summary: This paper interrogates the question 'where are you from' by drawing on our experiences and points of view as visibly different African migrants who get asked this 'quintessential question of identity' almost on a daily basis. While acknowledging that a certain 'curiosity' sometimes drives the asking of this question, we still question the implications and multiplicity of meanings to those whom it is asked. We contend that being asked the question raises three key issues for us. First, we perceive it as exclusionary, in that in a white dominated society it is asked, mainly of certain groups of people who are visibly different. Second, the assumption behind the question - that one is not 'from here', constructs an/other whose identity is fixed and tied only to one faraway place, thereby erasing our hyphenated identities, which define our everyday lived realities. Third, it invokes feelings of ambivalence about place when it is interpreted as demanding a justification of the claim to belonging and being 'from here'. Our paper shows that the question is a matter of identity politics and exposes the complexity of identity work that occurs whenever this question is asked of us. In so doing, it highlights the contradiction between our Australian 'selves' and migrant 'other'.Availability: (1)

2009 global trends : refugees, asylum-seekers, returnees, internally displaced and stateless persons /

by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 15 June 2010Summary: The 2009 Global Trends report reviews statistical trends and patterns in populations considered to be of concern to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This can include refugees, returnees, stateless persons and certain internally displaced persons (IDPs) collectively referred to as "persons of concern". In doing so, the report describes some of the major humanitarian developments that occurred in 2009, many of them leading to involuntary movements of millions of people, both within and across borders.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)

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: 'http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/pdf/client_survey.pdf' 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 bridge to a new culture : promoting the participation of refugees in sporting activities /

by Refugee Council of Australia.

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. Refugee Council of Australia 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report draws together conclusions from research on the participation of refugees in sport and lessons learned from organisations which have developed innovative approaches. In doing so, RCOA's aim is to encourage sporting administrators, community organisations, settlement service providers and government agencies to examine options for involving recently-arrived refugees in sporting activities, thereby helping to build a healthier and more inclusive society.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

A conversation on trust : community policing and refugee settlement in regional Australia /

by Campbell, Danielle | Julian, Roberta.

Publisher: Hobart, Tas. Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies 2009Description: 58 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Final Report Australian Research Council Linkage Project Bibliography p. 52-58Summary: Community policing can provide strategies and reassurances to support newly arrived refugee communities to Australia particularly with respect to their understanding of rights and responsibilities under Australian law, according to this report. These understandings can profoundly affect whether the settlement of individuals and families from newly arrived refugee communities is successful. ; The research offers an understanding of both the perspectives of police and the members of newly arrived African communities in regional Australia. It identifies strategies that can be adopted by residents of regional Australia to create, maintain and sustain relationships with newly arrived refugee communities. It explores the necessity of these strategies particularly due to the lack of specialist resources in regional Australia to support the complex dynamics of settlement. ; The research reveals that an understanding of experiential difference (individual) and community (dynamics) is crucial to positive police and refugee relations. These underpin the three distinct themes emerging from the research around barriers and enablers; namely, background and transition; knowledge acquisition and education; and reactions to present experiences.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A curate's egg? : Australia's immigration and population policies. /

by Withers, Glenn.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T.Australia and New Zealand Health Policy [electronic resource] ; 2006, : 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.sisr.net/apo/withers.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:26:11 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A greater Australia : population, policies and governance /

by Pincus, Jonathan (ed.) | Committee for Economic Development of Australia | Hugo, Graeme (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Committee for Economic Development of Australia 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Immigration brings advantages, but it also carries or accentuates some problems - like crowding in the capital cities. Australians can gain from moderate levels of immigration that are supported by good settlement arrangements, and by an adaptable suite of good social, environmental and economic policies - policies that are desirable, whatever the level of immigration, and whatever the size of the population. Fears of crowded Australian communities reflect fears of poor policies, since there are many examples of countries and communities that have prospered with large populations and high population growth rates. The more flexible and adaptable the economy, and the better our government policy settings, then the more likely the benefits of immigration will spread widely throughout the Australian population. Moreover, there needs to be a feedback loop - if the Australian political system can cope well with the growth in population, then a larger population becomes more desirable. However, if the political system cannot cope well with a growing population, as has been widely asserted recently, then the rate of immigration should be lower. The 'barriers' to improved wellbeing arise mainly from policy and institutional restrictions, and not, in particular, from deficient water volumes or any insoluble problems of infrastructure provision. In particular, if we price infrastructure services fairly and efficiently, and facilitate the appropriate investment and associated finance, we can sustain and increase the average living standards of Australians.Availability: (1)

A life devoid of meaning : living on a Temporary Protection /

by Barnes, Diane.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Centre of Refugee Research.University of NSW 2003Description: 60 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover: Prepared for the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd. July 2003Availability: (1)

A Low carbon and resilient urban future : a discussion paper on an integrated approach to planning for climate change /

by Norman, Barbara | Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.

Publisher: Barton, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010 Bibliography : 51-56Summary: This discussion paper raises issues about the challenges of increasing urbanisation and climate change, and seeks to present a more strategic approach to settlement planning in Australia for climate change. It focuses on cities and explores the issues and the barriers to change. The impacts of urbanisation and climate change bring with them opportunities to rethink how we can manage future urban growth.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A place to stay : promoting the development of sustainable refugee communities in Tasmania. /

by Boyce, James | Madden, Kelly.

Publisher: Hobart, Tas. Social Action Research Centre Anglicare, Tasmania 2002Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A price too high : the cost of Australia s approach to asylum seekers. /

by Bem, Kazimierz | Field, Nina | Maclellan, Nic.

Publisher: A Just Australia; Oxfam Australia 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A psychological perspective on Australia's asylum policies /

by Mansouri, Fethi | Cauchi, Stephanie.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.International Migration Vol. 45 (1) 2007 123-150 2007Description: PDF.Notes: Brotherhood of St Laurence staff please contact the Library if you would like full text access to this articleSummary: This paper discusses mental and psychological impacts of Australia's temporary protection visa (TPV) policy on individual asylum seekers. The paper is based on personal narratives constructed by individual asylum seekers during one-on-one interviews and aims principally to sketch the discursive manifestations of stressful events in the lives of TPV holders. The fact that refugees exhibit signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not entirely new or surprising given the level of trauma, and in many cases torture and persecution, endured in the pre-migration phase. ; What is particularly revealing among many TPV holders is the fact that their pre-migration traumatic experiences are compounded by a post-migration condition of being in indefinite "temporary" protection. This is further exacerbated by an awareness of the exclusionary discourses and policies advocated by the host government. Past trauma and persecution, combined with present family separation and social exclusion, further compounded by uncertainty about the future, results in almost chronic states of anxiety and depression among a significant number of TPV holders.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A resilient future for Northern Australia ? : people, economics and policy. /

by Gerritsen, Rolf.

Publisher: Casuarina, N.T. unpublished 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.cdu.edu.au/cdss0605/presentations/paper/gerritsens-rolf-paper.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:32:48 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A review of international migration policies /

by Luckanachai, Narada | International Labour Organization. International Institute or Labour Studies | Rieger, Matthias | Arcand, Jean-Louis.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland International Labour Organization. International Institute for Labour Studies 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Making migration a development factor : the case of North and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This background paper on international migration policies has been prepared by Jean-Louis Arcand, Narada Luckanachai and Matthias Rieger as part of the International Institute for Labour Studies' Research Project entitled "Making Migration a Development Factor: the case of North and West Africa". Bibliography : p. 45-52Summary: As flows of migrants from developing countries to developed countries grow over time, migration has become an important issue that warrant good management. This paper reviews migration policies that exist in various countries and, especially those that could be applicable to North and West African countries.Availability: (1)

Access and equity for a multicultural Australia : inquiry into the responsiveness of Australian Government services to Australia's culturally & linguistically diverse population /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Access nd Equity Inquiry Panel.

Publisher: Belconnen, A.C.T. Department of Immigration and Citizenship June 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2012Summary: This Inquiry flows from the Australian Multicultural Advisory Council report, The People of Australia, which provided the basis for Australia's Multicultural Policy announced by the Australian Government in 2011. ; CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE (CALD)Availability: (1)

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