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.
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.
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.
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.