Thursday, July 27, 2006

Nothing on televison? Then try this!

Got nothing to do Thursday 24th of November to Sunday the 26th of November? If so you may be interested in attending a 4 day conference that will feature speakers such as the now infamous characters of Dr. John Casey and the Sudanese man of the moment in Toowoomba Mr. Albino Chol Thiik.

Where is this fantastic waste of taxpayer’s money being held you may ask? Well the drama, and we mean drama, will unfold where most tales of the imagination are held at Central Theatre Block at the University of New South Wales. Details are as follows:

Hopes Fulfilled or Dreams Shattered? From Resettlement to Settlement
Responding to the needs of new and emerging refugee communities
Hopes Fulfilled or Dreams Shattered? From Resettlement to Settlement
Responding to the needs of new and emerging refugee communities
Day 1
Thursday 24th
November 2006
Theme
Conflict, Flight, Refugee Camps & Urban Settings in Countries of First Asylum,
Refugee Warehousing & Durable Solutions
Registration
8.15 – 8.45 am
Foyer of the Central Lecture Theatre Block UNSW
Adjacent to the Library [19 E Campus Map]

Speakers will include Mr. Thiik who will enlighten all with his personal battle with ‘Racism in Toowoomba.’ This is a must see.

Combating racism in a regional city
Sharon Mccarthy, Lifeline Toowoomba and Albino Chol Thiik, President of the
Sudanese Community Association of the Darling Downs
Sunday 26th November 11.30-1.30

We can only imagine what Mr. Thiik will discuss; we could assume that he will talk about how he has taken the battle to the Racist’s in Toowoomba and the tactics he has used. Let’s see what they are?

Tactic 1/ Recruit the following organisations in your local area that sustain themselves by Government funding to push your agenda. Here are just a select few from Toowoomba that Mr. Thiik has used and works closely with.

Authors comment, yes folks all this for 750 Sudanese and a hand full of other ethnics.

Just a few statistics for our readers to think about. Read these and then compare the services being offered to migrants in Toowoomba. How much does this cost per year to run?

Prior to 2001 Toowoomba City had a consistent but relatively small number of refugees resettling in Toowoomba. For a combination of reasons this number has greatly increased in the past three years. The population of people with a Southern Sudanese heritage has grown from two families in the 1990s to an estimated 750 people in mid 2005. In 2001 the Census for Toowoomba City recorded 129 people with both parents originating from the Middle East or Northern Africa. This report estimates a population of 750 from just one part of Northern Africa.

The modern history of conflict in Southern Sudan is well documented. Civil war and a policy of genocide against some Southern Sudanese populations has created a situation where over a million lives have been lost with Sudan currently remaining the second largest originator of refugees in the world. At the end of 2004, there were 730 600 UNHCR recognised refugees of Sudanese origin.1 There was an increase of 20% during that year due to the atrocities being committed in the Darfur region. In Australia for the period 2003/2004, 6147 Sudanese people were granted humanitarian visas

There were five hundred respondents to a survey. Between 2002 and 2Nd June 2005 there have been 737 humanitarian entrants settle in Toowoomba City. Twenty one new arrivals occurred during the month of June.

4 The vast majority of these people have originated from Southern Sudan. A small number of these newly arrived people come from other locations around the world (eg. Myanmar, Sierra Leone). Another factor to consider when estimating the size of the population is the number of Sudanese people relocating from and to other locations (eg. Toowoomba to Sydney, Hobart to Toowoomba, Melbourne to Toowoomba etc.) Anecdotal evidence suggests that this relocation has no impact on the overall size of the population.
5 A sound estimate of the population of Southern Sudanese people living in Toowoomba would then be 750 people. If we take this to be the population then 500 respondents (66% of total estimated population) to this survey represents a good representative slice of the overall population.


ANGLICARE SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND Toowoomba Centre
Funded by DIMA.
Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Services (IHSS).
Supplies: Initial information and Orientation Assistance—to ensure that the
eligible humanitarian program entrant has the knowledge, skills and support
to begin to build their life as part of the Australian community and
accommodation support which aims to ensure that the entrant has stable
affordable accommodation.
Co-ordinator: Anyuon Liai
600 Ruthven St
Toowoomba
Ph: 4639 3983
F: 4639 3794

Toowoomba Refugee and Migrant support (TRAMS)
Volunteer Co-ordinator: Michelle MacMillan
C/o St Patrick’s Cathedral,
123 Neil St Toowoomba
TRAMS Building.
Corner of Lawrence and Neil Sts Toowoomba
Entry via Lawrence St. Behind Paddy's Café.
Ph: 4632 9285
F: 4632 9285
M: 0438 323 604
Email: trams@iinet.net.au
Website: www.trams.org.au

LIFE AND CAREERS CENTRE LIFELINE DARLING DOWNS& SOUTH WEST QLD LTD Community Settlement Service Scheme (CSSS)
Funded by DIMA
To identify & address settlement needs of newly arrived CALD
communities (in Australia Five years or less).
Develop Community capacity building processes such as promoting and
supporting initiatives by mainstream agencies, networking and promoting
dialogue and learning between mainstream service delivery agencies and
CSSS Target Groups to ensure access and culturally sensitive service
provision
Coordination of Cultural Diversity Network (CDN) & support for the
Refugee Settlement Support Interagency (RSSI).
Limited outreach services are available for emerging CALD communities
and mainstream services in rural & remote areas of South West Qld
specifically distributing information relating to the settlement of newly
arrived refugees & migrants.
Refugee & Migrant Community Project Officer: Sharyn McCarthy
PO Box 2119 Toowoomba 4350
17 Long St Toowoomba
Ph: 4687 5115
F: 4687 5175
M: 0439 747 258
Email: smccarthy@lifelinedarlingdowns.org.au
Website: www.lifelinedarlingdowns.org.au

Garndoo Jarowair Child Care Training & Resource Unit
Funded by DFACSIA
Support the inclusion of children with additional needs in Commonwealth
funded Childcare. Our focus groups are children from indigenous families,
children with CALD background and children with disabilities.
Referrals may come from childcare services, families or local Support groups.
Inclusion Support Facilitator: Mary Anne Grace
Ph: 4613 6319
F:4613 6342
Email: garndoo@lifelinedarlingdowns.org.au

Community Employment Assistance Program Cert 1Retail

MERCY FAMILY SERVICES Toowoomba Humanitarian Refugee Minors Program
Funded by DIMA
PO Box 104 Southtown Toowoomba 4350
104 South Street, Toowoomba 4350
Ph: 4635 8600
F: 4635 1550

Community Advocacy in the Multicultural Sector (CAMS)
Funded by: Multicultural Affairs Queensland
Advocacy in Multicultural Sector and Promotion of Diversity within
mainstream community.
Please also contact regarding any concerns or issues regarding Access of
services especially state government departments.
CAMS Worker: Jo Yuile
Ph; 4635 8600
F: 4635 1550
Email: jo.yuile@mfsq.org.au

Humanitarian Refugee Minors Program

Community Advocacy Multicultural Sector (CAMS) Toowoomba

Mission Australia Toowoomba Newly Arrived Youth Support Service – NAYSS
Funded by DFACSIA
Providing culturally appropriate services ranging from early Intervention to
transition, for newly arrived young people (in Australia five years or less) aged
12 to 21.
Referrals are by phoning Mission Australia office
NAYSS Worker: Stephen Belesky
PO Box 2341 Toowoomba 4350
28 Bell Street Toowoomba
Ph: 4637 9903
F: 4637 9692
W: www.missionaustralia.com.au/
Other contact: www.cmyi.net.au/NAYSS/NAYSSProviders
Newly Arrived Youth Support Service – NAYSS Toowoomba

QUEENSLAND PROGRAM FOR SURVIVORS OF TORTURE & TRAUMA Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Strategy
Funded by: DIMA
Advocacy, support and counselling (Sic) for newly arrived refugees who have
survived torture and trauma – new arrivals are eligible for this free
service for up to twelve months after their arrival in Australia.
The QPASTT worker works closely with the Anglicare Refugee
Settlement Support program from the outset to ensure new arrivals are
offered counselling (Sic) support and advocacy upon arrival.
All referrals must be directed to the Anglicare Refugee Settlement Support
program.
Toowoomba QPASTT worker: Jenny Withnall
PO Box 2119, Toowoomba 4350
5 Mill Street, Toowoomba
Ph: 4632 9299
F: 4638 4814
Email: jwithnall@lifelinedarlingdowns.org.au
QPASTT
PO Box 6254 Fairfield, QLD 4103
Kalbe House 118 Park Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane.
Website:
qpastt@eis.net.au

Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Strategy

Social Justice Commission Toowoomba (Mark Copland) Funded by Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba (Non-Government)
Advocacy, Education, Anti-Racism awareness. Promotion of inter-faith
respect and understanding. The Commission also supports and
undertakes research with people from refugee and migrant
backgrounds. The Commission works from the basis of the inherent
dignity of the human person and works to promote human rights for all.
As the resources of the Social Justice Commission are limited activities
are targeted in certain priority areas. The Commission is also a
regional organization taking in the Darling Downs and South Western
Queensland.
Executive Officer: Dr Mark Copland
Eymard House
PO Box 1262 Toowoomba 4350
Cnr Union & Annand Sts Toowoomba Ph: 4613 0895 Fax: 4638 9178

English Language Program – Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)

SVDP Assistance Toowoomba Diocese – Settlement Kit St Vincent De Paul (SVDP) Assistance Toowoomba Diocese –
Settlement Kit
Funded by DIMA
SVDP has a primary role under contract with DIMA to supply a
Settlement kit to newly arrived Humanitarian entrants when they move
into their permanent accommodation.
Ongoing assistance is available on a needs basis and in the areas of:
emergency relief
Charity shops stocking 2
nd
hand clothes, furniture & bric’n’brac (Sic) & a Charity
Centre offering budgeting advice & visiting support. This is all available from
donations and some government funding.
Contact re: Initial Settlement Kit via Anglicare
Ph: 4639 3983
SVDP Shop
693 Ruthven St Toowoomba T: 4632 9960
41 Russell St Toowoomba T: 4632 6837
SVDP Charity Centre
6 Station St Toowoomba
Emergency Relief Ph: 4632 5800

TOOWOOMBA Advocacy & SUPPORTCENTRE
Tenant Advice & Advocacy Service (Qld) (TAAS)
Funded by: The Residential Tenancies Authority, administered by Housing Queensland
Tenancy information, advice, advocacy and referral services for
tenants and residents only, as covered by the Residential Tenancies Act
1994 and Residential Services (Accommodation) Act 2002. TAAS(Q)
also provides community education to eligible groups.
TAAS(Q) does not provide services to lessors/agents.
TAAS(Q) does not provide accommodation.
TAAS(Q) does not provide emergency relief services.
Referral to the service is either by direct referral to the phone advice line on
46169707 or to the reception desk for a face-to-face appointment.
Tenant Advocates: Mark Cook-Long & Jason Spero
PO Box 594 Toowoomba 4350
19a Russell Street, Toowoomba
Ph: 4616 9707 (phone advice line)
F: 4616 9777
Website: www.tascinc.org.au
Tenant Advice & Advocacy Service (Qld) (TAAS)

Toowoomba City Councille
Local Area Multicultural Partnership – (LAMP) program Local Area Multicultural Partnership – (LAMP) program
Funded by MAQ
The key objectives of LAMP are to promote positive community relations and to
facilitate improved levels of access to services by members of ethnic
communities.
Multicultural Development Officer: Elizabeth Jones
PO Box 3021
Village Fair
Toowoomba 4350
Ph: 4688 6300
F:4688 6894
Email: e.jones@toowoomba.qld.gov.au
Website: www.toowoomba.qld.gov.au
ANGLICARE SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND
Toowoomba Centre
Funded by DIMA.
Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Services (IHSS).
Supplies: Initial information and Orientation Assistance—to ensure that the
eligible humanitarian program entrant has the knowledge, skills and support
to begin to build their life as part of the Australian community and
accommodation support which aims to ensure that the entrant has stable
affordable accommodation.
Co-ordinator: (Sic) Anyuon Liai
600 Ruthven St
Toowoomba
Ph: 4639 3983
F: 4639 3794

CENTACARE
Community Settlement Service Scheme (CSSS)
Funded by DIMA
The Project will include direct client services through information,
orientation, referral and casework services; and community capacity building
through assisting the Sudanese Association in Toowoomba to strengthen their
management and operations to effectively plan, organise and advocate for
their own needs.
To address the settlement needs of Sudanese refugee and
humanitarian entrants exited from the Integrated Humanitarian
Settlement Scheme in Toowoomba, by providing information, advocacy
and referral services that will increase access to community and
mainstream service providers.
To develop resources, networks and relationships between the
Sudanese community and mainstream service providers.
Provide orientation, support, information, referral, advocacy and
casework services to individuals and post-IHSS families who arrived in
Toowoomba in the past five years
Work with proposers (Sic) and their proposed humanitarian entrants who
require information, advocacy and referral relating to domestic
violence and social issues arising out of settlement experience.
In cooperation with TRAMS volunteers, support the settlement of
refugees, humanitarian entrants and migrants through participation in
order to foster long term independence, self-reliance and ability to
assist new arrivals.
Identify problems facing the Sudanese Community in their re-
settlement process in Toowoomba and educate the mainstream service
providers as well
as State and
Federal Governments for possible
interactions.
Assist the establishment of the Sudanese Community Association to
play a mediatory role between the community and the service
providers.
Referrals can be from mainstream service providers, DIMA funded services and
self-referral.
Refugee Resettlement Case Worker: AlbinoChol Thiik
CSSS - C/o St Patrick’s Cathedral,
123 Neil St Toowoomba
TRAMS Building.
Corner of Lawrence and Neil Sts Toowoomba
Entry via Lawrence St. Behind Paddy's Café.
Ph: 4638 5345
M: 0438 323 604
Email:
acholthiiktrams@toowoomba.centacare.org.au

Support for Dependants of Skilled Migrants
Provides initial settlement, support and referral services to the dependants of
skilled migrants
Worker: Shirley Banks
Cnr Union & Annand Sts Toowoomba
Ph: 4632 3640
F; 4632 8340
Email: sbanks@toowoomba.centacare.org.au

Toowoomba Refugee and Migrant support (TRAMS)
Volunteer coordination and administration under the Integrated Humanitarian
Settlement Services (IHSS)
Recruit, train and assist volunteers to support newly arrived refugee
families to fully participate in the Toowoomba community.
Information and resource centre for CALD clients and the Community
Centre based activities including English classes, Women’s Groups,
Computer Classes, Homework Tutoring for Primary and High School CALD
students
Referral to other agencies and mainstream service providers & IHSS
clients are referred by Anglicare or through accessing the Centre
TRAMS centre based activities rely on the generosity of volunteers &
wider community.
Administration Officer: Amber Copland
Volunteer Co-ordinator: Michelle MacMillan
C/o St Patrick’s Cathedral,
123 Neil St Toowoomba
TRAMS Building.
Corner of Lawrence and Neil Sts Toowoomba
Entry via Lawrence St. Behind Paddy's Café.
Ph: 4632 9285
F: 4632 9285
M: 0438 323 604
Email: trams@iinet.net.au
Website:
www.trams.org.au

Tactic 2. Establish contact with Anti Racist group Fight Dem Back via Dr. Mark Copland of the so-called Catholic Social Justice Commission.

Tactic 3. Ask Dr. John Casey to venture to Toowoomba and hold a public meeting to discuss ways of silencing any opposition to immigration, using Mr. Casey’s favorite film The Letter as a guide.

Tactic 4. Contact left wing Editor of local newspaper, create stories of “Racist attacks” in the Sudanese community with the help of Mark Copland. Whip up public hysteria regarding International “Neo-Nazis”.

Tactic 5. Do an online complaint to the Humane Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Base all your claims on a false and misleading story written by a Left Wing journalist. Add to this complaint lies supplied to you by Dr. Mark Copland and Mathew Henderson-Hau of the criminal gang FDB.

Tactic 6. Demand an apology from the real victims of a vicious smear campaign followed by a “re-education” program in White Guilt.

Tactic 7. Create false and misleading stories in the local Left Wing newsprint media with the assistance of Dr Mark Copland in his personal column.

Tactic 8. Have the editor of said Left Wing News Print Media selectively remove all news stories concerning Sudanese crime including weekly DUI reports. Have the editor instruct reporters to ignore court cases involving Sudanese.

Tactic 9. Using Dr. Mark Copland, rewrite a Murder Suicide committed by a “respected member of the Sudanese community” and change the story into a tragic unit fire. Have local TV news report the funeral of the Murderer in newsbreaks for 24hrs praising the life of a Murderer. Mislead the public at all times.

Tactic 10. Using community legal services, contact the HREOC and make more baseless claims from ‘information’ supplied to you by the Left Wing terrorist organisation FDB. Work closely at all times with these criminals. Overload the community legal service so that people who really rely on this public funded organisation will have to wait to receive real justice.


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