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Steps to settlement success: a toolkit for regional and rural communities

This toolkit has been developed to respond to the information needs of rural and regional communities looking to settle migrants locally, be they migrants coming in from big Australian cities or overseas, entrants to Australia on skilled working visas or on humanitarian grounds.
Working paper

Cognitive and non-cognitive abilities of immigrants: new perspectives on migrant quality from a selective immigration country

This study sheds light on migrant quality in Australia using nationally representative survey data.
Report

Victorian government report in multicultural affairs 2017-18

This report highlights the results of the initiatives undertaken by the Victorian government in 2017-18 to provide for the state's diverse communities and improve social cohesion and participation.
Report

Volunteering and settlement in Australia: a snapshot

This snapshot aims to synthesise a recent survey’s findings into useful data for Volunteering Australia, SCoA and their members and stakeholders, and identify possible themes for further research, policy development and advocacy.
Policy report

Our plan to back our multicultural communities

National Party policy document outlining their plans for supporting multiculturalism in Australia.
Working paper

The settlement experience of Pacific migrants in New Zealand: insights from LISNZ and the IDI

New Zealand has a long history of migration from the Pacific. This research uses the Longitudinal Immigration Survey New Zealand (LISNZ) and Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure to focus on differences in outcomes between migrants from different Pacific countries who gained residence approval under...
Report

Circles of social life, Liverpool

This report was commissioned by the Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre to understand the basic issues concerning the settlement of migrants and refugees, including examining resettlement supports for migrants and refugees with disability. The report applies the Circles of Social Life approach, which offers an...
Report

Mapping social cohesion: the Scanlon Foundation surveys 2018

This report presents the findings of the eleventh Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion survey. For the first time in Australia, the surveys enable annual tracking of public opinion on social cohesion, immigration and population issues.
Journal article

Polish migrants and organizations in Australia

The social profile and the organizational landscape of Polish diaspora, known as ‘Polonia’, in Australia has been undergoing a significant change: sociodemographic (ageing), sociocultural (diversification) and sociopolitical (integration and assimilation). The ‘wave-type’ immigration (1947-56 and 1980-89), combined with the sudden decline in immigration after Poland’s...
Journal article

Navigating “mixedness”: the information behaviours and experiences of biracial youth in Australia

In the current racial climate of Australia, biracial Australians are left to choose between two or more identities on how to behave in attempts to fit binary racial groups and expectations. In an effort to understand the lived experience of biracial youth in Australia, this...
Report

Forging futures: How young people settling in Victoria are faring

This research takes a look back on the settlement experiences of young Victorians who arrived in Australia in the preceding five to ten years. Using the National Youth Settlement Framework as a guide, this paper explores a range of indicators to examine the settlement outcomes...
Report

No one teaches you to become an Australian

Each year, approximately 200,000 people from across the seas choose to make Australia their permanent home. This inquiry had a particular consideration of the social engagement of youth migrants, and what can be done to address issues arising from anti-social behaviour such as gang activity.
Report

Mapping social cohesion: the Scanlon Foundation surveys 2017

In its tenth year, the Scanlon Foundation’s Mapping Social Cohesion report has reinforced Australia’s consistently high level of support for immigration and cultural diversity.
Report

Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA): the longitudinal study of humanitarian migrants

This report provides a quick and easy reference for policy makers and service providers needing evidence to inform their work. It provides a detailed description of migration experiences, settlement experiences and socio-economic characteristics of a large group of humanitarian migrants.
Report

Bright futures: Spotlight on the wellbeing of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds

This report looks at how emerging trends like an increasingly competitive job and education market, growth in digital technology, globalisation and an increasingly culturally diverse society impacts young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Discussion paper

Settlement engagement and transition support: a discussion paper on enhancements to the Settlement Grants program

The paper provides an opportunity for currently funded Settlement Grant providers and other key stakeholders to provide views and ideas on the proposed changes to program settings prior to the next funding round.
Report

Religious visibility, disadvantage and bridging social capital: a comparative investigation of multicultural localities in Melbourne’s north

The findings outlined in this report contradict an opinion often stated in public debates that Muslims tendto ‘self-segregate’ and do not integrate with the wider society.
Journal article

Black France, Black America: Engaging historical narratives

During the first quarter of the 20th Century a small group of black intellectuals, artists, and musicians abandoned the United States for Paris. The rumor was that the French did not believe in racist theories – that France offered blacks social and economic opportunities not...
Report

Victorian government report in multicultural affairs 2015-16

This report outlines key programs and initiatives in multicultural affairs from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 across Victorian Government departments.
Article

Grattan on Friday: Now it’s the ASIO chief who is the target of the vocal right

The most unfortunate aspect of the controversy surrounding ASIO chief Duncan Lewis is that it has given a free kick to those who want to sharpen a divisive debate about Australia’s refugee intake and Muslim immigrants generally.