Settlement Services International

Briefing paper

Building pathways to belonging: advancing integration for newcomers to Australia

Australia’s approach to integration also matters because the way that countries treat newcomers underpins social cohesion and inclusion. This policy brief provides practical solutions to improve the settlement and integration of migrants and refugees in Australia.

Billion dollar benefit: a roadmap for unleashing the economic potential of refugees and migrants

This report is based on the insights and views of more than 50 experts who attended the Refugee and Migrant Skills and Jobs Summit, held at Parliament House in March 2023.
Policy report

Regional migration and settlement: putting down roots to revitalise regional communities in Australia

While government policies have helped to increase the initial settlement of migrants and refugees in regional areas, helping newcomers and local receiving communities develop lasting ties remains a challenge. The paper shines a light on policy solutions to address this issue.
Briefing paper

Jumping through hoops: barriers to basic rights and opportunities for newcomers to Australia

This policy brief highlights policy solutions to improve access to basic rights and opportunities for newcomers to Australia, including income support, vital services like settlement support and housing assistance, and pathways to citizenship.
Position paper

Australian complementary pathways for refugees: policy principles

The Refugee Council of Australia has developed these core policy principles by working alongside key organisations involved in the development of complementary migration pathways for refugees and others in humanitarian need.