This submission focuses on the experiences of people from refugee backgrounds who arrive in Victoria with a disability, particularly in relation to access to appropriate equipment, services and support. It will also highlight the issues humanitarian entrants face in accessing the Nati
This report is based on 188 interviews with people of refugee background who are eligible for citizenship after being in Australia for four years on a permanent humanitarian visa but have experienced considerable delays in the citizenship process.
The Refugee Council of Australia (RCoA) produced this bibliography of Australian-based research and data on refugee settlement in rural and regional areas in October 2011. It outlines current trends and a great deal of the research is Victoria-based.