Resources

General resources


AUSTRALIAN LAWYERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

This organization is designed to provide a peak body for legal professionals advocating human rights in the domestic sphere.
www.alhr.asn.au

KINJA

A fiddle, a didgeridoo, and a celtic voice singing … it felt like a celebration of difference, a communion of cultures, an honouring of memories, and a partnership of two songline souls
www.kinja.com.au

JUSTICE CONNECT AND THE VICTORIAN BAR LEGAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME

The Victorian Bar provides complimentary support to Spare Lawyers for Refugees. The Bar Legal Assistance Scheme provides an extensive service for the administration of legal claims through the court system in Victoria.
www.vicbar.com.au/2_1_7.html

RE-AMP NEWSROOM

The Newsroom is the online presence of the Media Center for RE-AMP. The mission of the Media Center is to change the current media dialogue on energy to one that supports the RE-AMP goal of reducing global warming pollution in the Upper Midwest by 80% by the year 2030.
www.reamp.org

Social Edge

www.socialedge.org

Asylum Seeker/Refugee resources


AL-AMAL TEMPORARY PROTECTION VISA HOLDERS ASSOCIATION

Al-Amal is an organisation run for TPV holders, providing legal and other support for people on TPVs. Also carries out a great deal of advocacy work promoting change in TPV policy.
http://www.ameltpv.org.au
amel@ameltpv.org.au

ASYLUM SEEKER PROJECT – HOTHAM MISSION

Contributing to the development of a comprehensive framework of support and ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for asylum seekers without any entitlements in Victoria.
www.asp.hothammission.org.au

ASYLUM SEEKER RESOURCE CENTRE

The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre provides a range of invaluable services to refugees and those who are currently in immigration detention. Their fantastic work spans across a range of vital areas including health care, legal assistance and resettlement.
www.asrc.org.au

REFUGEE ADVOCACY SERVICE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Better known as RASSA, this organization is a non-profit organization that provides free legal advice to asylum seekers currently being held in the Baxter Immigration Detention Facility 4 hours north of Adelaide. RASSA is affiliated with and compliments the work of Spare Lawyers for Refugees in the Adelaide region.
www.rassa.org.au

REFUGEE LEGAL

Better known as RILC, this non-profit centre runs an efficient and effective legal and referral service for refugees in the Melbourne area. The Centre boasts a high reputation for compassionate and sensitive advice for refugees and refugee applicants from all over the world living in Melbourne. RILC also provides pro bono services to those refugee visa applicants being detained in the Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Facility 20 minutes from central Melbourne.
www.rilc.org.au

REFUGEE AND ASYLUM SEEKER HEALTH NETWORK (RASHN) VICTORIA

The Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Network (RASHN) Victoria is a network of agencies and individuals dedciated to improving access to health and welfare services for refugees and asylum seekers living in the Victoria community, recognising health as a fundamental human right.
Website: RASHN Victoria, Researching Health & Human Rights
melinas@nrchc.com.au

SPARE LAWYERS FOR REFUGEES

Spare Lawyers for Refugees is a non-profit support and advocacy network for people held in Australian immigration detention centres. The “Spare Lawyers” are members of Australia’s legal community who donate their time and expertise to assist asylum seekers to Australia.
www.sparelawyers.com

SPARE ROOMS FOR REFUGEES

An affiliate of Spare Lawyers for Refugees, Spare Rooms provides a lay network of people who provide practical support to refugees and asylum seekers who have endured Australia’s mandatory detention policy. Spare Rooms supporters write letters, send supplies and may even host detainees after their release from immigration detention.
www.spareroomsforrefugees.com

SUDANESE AUSTRALIAN INTEGRATED LEARNING PROGRAM

Better known as the SAIL Program, this is a non-profit, volunteer-run, secular organization that provides free community services to Melbourne’s Sudanese refugee community.
www.sailprogram.cjb.net

Indigenous resources


AGREEMENTS, TREATIES AND NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENTS DATABASE

Informed resource on agreement making with Indigenous Communities in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.
www.atns.net.au

KOORI HISTORY WEBSITE

Indigenous history and education archive and resource website. Features material on Black Australia’s 200 year struggle for Justice. This website consists of more than 3500 pages and contains a comprehensive collection of images from koori history, a regularly updated ‘news & views’ page, a collection of essay’s by Gary Foley, and special features on the 1965 Freedom Ride, the 1982 Brisbane Games demos, the 1972 “Aboriginal Embassy”, the 1976 Phillip Noyce film Backroads, the art of Richard Bell, a section on the assimilationist propaganda magazine Dawn, an extensive student resource section, and works in progress – Cartoonists and Race in Australia, and Koori political history timeline, and much more……seek and ye shall find!
www.kooriweb.org/foley/index.html

KOORIE HERITAGE TRUST

www.koorieheritagetrust.com

VICTORIAN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY CONTROLLED HEALTH ORGANISATION

The peak collective of all Aboriginal community controlled health organisations around Victoria
www.vaccho.org.au

VICTORIAN ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICE

Provides legal aid and assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as:

(a) Promoting social justice for Indigenous Australians;
(b) Promoting the right of Indigenous Australians to empowerment, identity and culture;
(c) Ensuring that Indigenous Australians enjoy their rights, are aware of their responsibilities under the law and have access to appropriate advice, assistance and representation;
(d) Reducing the disproportionate involvement of Indigenous Australians in the criminal justice system, and;
(e) Promoting the review of legislation and other practices which discriminate against Indigenous Australians.
www.vals.org.au

Philanthropy resources


ANNA WEARNE TRUST

The Anna Wearne Trust will, by ensuring funds are provided to appropriate charitable institutions, create opportunities for young people to reach their potential, where such potential is hampered due to disadvantage or inequality
www.annawearnetrust.org.au

CREATIVE CAPITAL

Creative Capital, a nonprofit organization, acts as a catalyst for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas by supporting artists who pursue innovation in form and/or content in the performing and visual arts, film and video, and in emerging fields.
www.creative-capital.org

EDUCATION FOUNDATION

The Education Foundation is the only independent, non-profit organisation in Australia that strengthens public education by investing private monies (philanthropic and corporate) into primary and secondary schools.
The Education Foundation

FOUNDATION FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS

The Foundation for Young Australians is an independent national grant-making organisation, funding and working in partnership with youth-led initiatives which aim to positively contribute to young people and their communities.
www.fya.org.au/

FOUNDATION CENTER

The Foundation Center’s mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy.
www.foundationcenter.org/

MELBOURNE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Melbourne Community Foundation (MCF) offers individuals, families, groups, corporations and charitable organisations a different and strategic way of giving something of real and lasting value back to the community.
www.communityfoundation.org.au

MYER FOUNDATION

The Myer Foundation works to build a fair, just, creatvie and caring society by suporting intiatives that promote positive change in Australia, and in relation to its regional setting
www.myerfoundation.org.au

PRO BONO AUSTRALIA

Pro Bono Australia’s WOW! Guide (Who Offers What) website is a free online resource guide that caters specifically for the not-for-profit and community sector.
www.wowguide.com.au

REICHSTEIN FOUNDATION

Committed to the development of social change philanthropy in Australia
www.reichstein.org.au

THE HELEN MACPHERSON SMITH TRUST

The Helen MacPherson Smith Trust works in the areas of Aged Persons Care and Support
Arts, Culture and Heritage
Community Support
Disabled Care and Support
Employment and Vocational Training
Environment
Health and Medical Research
http://hmstrust.org.au

VICTORIAN FOUNDATION FOR SURVIVORS OF TORTURE

The VFST is a member of the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) a coalition of agencies that respond to the needs of survivors of torture and trauma who have come to Australia from overseas.
www.survivorsvic.org.au

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