Refugees and migrants come to Australia with a wealth of skills, experience and aspirations. They are committed to pursuing employment as a means of ensuring economic security and contributing to their new home. However, they face multiple barriers in applying their skills and experi
If there is a weak link in Australia’s settlement record, it is getting refugees into jobs soon after they arrive. There is overwhelming evidence about the importance of employment in successful settlement. This report identifies five principal barriers to newly arrived refugees findi
The Beginning a Life in Australia booklet has recently been updated. The booklet provides settlement information and links to resources for newly arrived migrants, humanitarian entrants, their sponsors and service providers. The booklet is currently available in English, Arabic, Farsi
The Talking about health and experiences of using health services with people from refugee backgrounds project conducted 115 consultations with people from refugee backgrounds, including people seeking asylum, in Victoria in March and April 2016. The consultations asked people about t
This project was based in South-east Queensland and was conducted over three years. The project aimed to investigate the employment experiences of recently arrived refugees and refugees’ aspirations for themselves and their children’s educational and occupational futures.
This report presents the findings from the Geelong Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Youth Needs Assessment. The objectives of the project are: To provide young CALD refugees and asylum seekers an opportunity to have their voice heard and presented to key youth agencies, or