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Report of the enquiry into migrant settlement outcomes
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On 17 November 2016, the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, and the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Christian Porter MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on migrant settlement outcomes.

The terms of reference of the inquiry were to have particular regard to: The mix, coordination and extent of settlement services available and the effectiveness of these services in promoting better settlement outcomes for migrants; National and international best practice strategies for improving migrant settlement outcomes and prospects; The importance of English language ability on a migrant’s, or prospective migrant’s, settlement outcome; Whether current migration processes adequately assss a prospective migrant’s settlement prospects; and Any other related matter.

The Committee has given particular consideration to social engagement of youth migrants, including involvement of youth migrants in anti-social behaviour such as gang activity, and the adequacy of the Migration Act 1958 character test provisions as a means to address issues arising from this behaviour.

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