Refugee settlement

Alternate Term Label:
Refugee housing
Refugee resettlement
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Locked down and locked out?

During the March-April 2020 lockdown period, the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) interviewed 41 young people from 17 different cultural backgrounds, connected with their 'Employment Empowers' program. The findings outlined in this report provide a snapshot of the experiences of young people from refugee and...
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Foundations for belonging: a snapshot of newly arrived refugees

Successful settlement and integration is a goal shared by refugees, the communities where refugees settle and government at all levels. This research shines a light on aspects of integration that are often overlooked - refugees’ social connections and their access to rights and fulfilment of...
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Refugee resettlement to fall short of national and global targets, as COVID-19 pandemic halts travel

The COVID-19 pandemic has put paid to the Australian Government reaching its target of 17,100 offshore refugee resettlement visas in 2019-20 and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) achieving its goal of supporting the resettlement of 70,000 refugees globally in 2020.
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Delivery of the Humanitarian Settlement Program

The Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) assists eligible people to settle in Australia, and is part of the federal government’s broader humanitarian program. The objective of this audit was to examine whether the HSP is being delivered effectively.
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Investing in refugees, investing in Australia

This report finds that the nation needs to take better advantage of the tremendous goodwill of Australians towards helping those in humanitarian need, and to give voice to the particular desire of those regional communities which see refugee settlement as one important way to secure...
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Engaging business in refugee employment: the employers’ perspective

This report, on barriers to refugee employment, calls on the government to consider measures including employer education programs as ways of encouraging firms to hire and retain humanitarian migrants.
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Towards an optimal employment strategy for people seeking asylum in Victoria

This report aims to promote collaboration and highlights opportunities to strengthen a sector-wide, multi-agency approach. It is hoped that this report will build greater awareness of the immediate challenges faced by asylum seekers navigating the local labour market, and serve as a tool for policy...
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Settlement outcomes of humanitarian youth and active citizenship: economic participation, social participation and personal wellbeing

This research summary reports on how young people aged 15–25 years old from humanitarian backgrounds are settling in Australia. We use data from the Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) study, and make reference to the National Youth Settlement Framework, developed by the Multicultural...
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Risk of psychological distress among recently arrived humanitarian migrants

This Research Summary explores Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) participants’ risk of psychological distress — shortly after arrival in Australia (3–6 months, Wave 1 of the study), and at annual interviews after that (at Wave 2 and Wave 3). Differences in risk of...
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Housing outcomes for recently arrived humanitarian migrants

One factor that can affect the settlement success of recently arrived humanitarian migrants is the ability to obtain secure housing. Drawing on longitudinal data from the 'Building a New Life in Australia' study, this paper explores humanitarian migrants' housing experiences across their first 3 years...