ONLINE RESOURCES AND JOURNALS
- Refugee Council of Australia
This resource provides links to government and non-government sector information for refugees living in our community. It also provides news and information to keep the public informed about issues affecting refugees.
- Country briefs, Australian Government - Department Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
This resource provides information about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of almost 240 countries, regions and economies.
- Community profiles, NSW Government - Multicultural NSW
- Global Trends Report (UNHCR)
The UNHCR Global Trends Report is published every June and reports on UNHCR’s annual survey of the state of global displacement.
- The Refugee Brief (UNHCR)
The Refugee Brief provides recent refugee news stories and highlights some of the stories to watch in the week ahead.
- Refugees Magazine (UNHCR)
An online magazine that provides stories and news about refugees from around the world.
- Refugee Transitions
Refugee Transitions, produced by STARTTS, reports on a range of refugee and human rights issues. It focuses on the impact of organised violence and human rights abuses on health and provides ideas on intervention models to address the health and social needs of refugees.
- Forced Migration Review
Forced Migration Review (FMR) is a publication on forced migration published by the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. Through FMR, authors from around the world analyse the causes and impacts of displacement; debate policies and programs; share research findings; reflect the lived experience of displacement; and present examples of good practice and recommendations for policy and action.
FILMS AND TV SERIES
- Refugee Council of Australia has an extensive list of films about refugees and asylum seekers: Refugee Council of Australia » Learn » More » Films.
- Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Produced by Chris Kamen) is a 52-minute film about asylum seekers who make the journey to Australia by boat. An abridged version (11 minutes) is available for schools.
- Villawood Mums, The Stories Project (Film: 7 mins) by Curious Works explores the experiences of detention in Australia through two different ladies.
- Cuc Lam’s Suitcase, National Treasures (2004, 4min 55) A short clip about a small red vinyl suitcase, a symbol of a new beginning in a new country.
- Lucky Miles, (2007) A film about three different blokes stranded in the Australian desert.
- Was Nun, a film about a refugee journey by the stage 5 German class from Trinity Catholic College, Goulburn (Best drama 2013, NSW Modern Language Teachers Association (MLTA) Linguafest competition).
- Once You’re Born You Can No Longer Hide (Italian) 2005 - A young Italian boy accidentally falls overboard while yachting with his father on the Mediterranean. He is rescued by a boatload of undocumented immigrants attempting to reach Italy by sailing across the Mediterranean.
- The invasion of Lampedusa, Ronachan Films and BBC1 UK, 2011, also available via Vimeo # 37444478 - issues of immigration in Europe highlighted by thousands of people from Tunisia and Libya arriving on an Italian island.
- Go Back To Where You Came From is a reality TV video series showcasing the lives of six Australians as they experience the refugee journey first-hand.
- Stateless (ABC TV) - Stateless is a drama about four people - a woman escaping a cult, a refugee, a father trapped in a dead-end job and a bureaucrat on the verge of a national scandal - and how their lives converge at an immigration detention camp in the Australian desert.
- NSW Department of Education - Multicultural education pages
- Supporting refugee students: Professional learning and resources
- Anti-racism education: Professional learning and resources
- English as an Additional Language or Dialect, EAL/D Professional learning and Resources
- School’s In for Refugees: Whole School Guide to Refugee Readiness and other resources for schools, Foundation House, Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (2007).
- Settling In Kit provides the materials needed to facilitate the Settling In group program that aims to help newly arrived refugee and migrant students adjust to life in Australia. The kit has recently been updated. It is recommended that facilitators attend Settling In Facilitator Training (STARTTS).
- Hints for Healing: Strengthening Refugee Children’s Resilience, NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS).
- Working with Refugees (CHCSET001: Work Effectively with Forced Migrants) provides a general overview for anyone whose work brings them into contact with refugees or other forced migrants, be they settlement workers, teachers, employment officers, nurses or a worker in any one of many other fields.
- Bicultural Work with Refugees (CHCSET002: Undertake Bicultural Work with Forced Migrants in Australia) is explicitly intended for people from a refugee background who are working or want to work with refugees.
- Engage Respectfully with Young People from Refugee Backgrounds isdesigned to facilitate the development of the competencies required for people working, or intending to work, with young people from refugee backgrounds. It aims to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to address the specific needs of this client group and to develop constructive attitudes.
- World Vision Get Connected
Get Connected is a workbook designed for Australian students in Years 5 – 10. It provides student-centred learning for Australian Curriculum Geography, English and Civics and Citizenship and includes digital media and supplementary web-based resources.
- World Vision Australia Global Words: English for Global Education
Fifteen units of work produced by World Vision Australia and the Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) to integrate the teaching and learning of English and Geography with global citizenship education.
- Long Journey Young Lives, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is an interactive documentary that features 40 ‘micro documentaries’ - each clip features a refugee child discussing their experience or an Australian child sharing their thoughts on asylum seekers.
- Refugee activities
Australian Government AusAID Global Education – Activities for Years 5-6.
- Face the Facts
Australian Human Rights Commission - The Commission is an independent statutory organisation that reports to Federal Parliament. It is responsible for promoting the legal protection of human rights in Australia. The Commission monitors law and policy affecting asylum seekers and refugees.
- Edmund Rice Centre - Resources for Schools
- Medecins Sans Frontiers - School resources
- Refugee Week Resources - Refugee Council of Australia, provides suggestions for education resources for teachers to use to celebrate Refugee Week.
- My Life as a Refugee- an online game that asks students to choose a character and then create a pathway out of danger.
- Education resources and kids zone specific to curriculum areas