Social integration

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12 Jan 2019

This open access annotated bibliography has been curated by a collective of scholars who share an interest in the impacts of forced migration on people from refugee, asylum seeking and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) migrant backgrounds.

Technical report

6 Jun 2018

Based on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), this publication explores the prevalence of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in New Zealand children aged 3–14 years.


17 Aug 2017

This Senate Committee report looks at ways of protecting and strengthening multiculturalism and social inclusion in Australia.

Working paper

26 Jan 2017

This paper looks at place-based stigma within communities by mapping social networks and relationships within sub-sections of a disadvantaged urban Tasmanian community. This provides a unique lens for understanding disadvantaged urban places, particularly when laying the foundation for community development strategies to address disadvantage and...


22 Nov 2016

This report presents the findings of the ninth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey conducted in 2016. It builds on the knowledge gained through the eight earlier Scanlon Foundation surveys conducted in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, providing for the first...


14 Apr 2016

The People They Make Us Welcome, a new policy paper by the Centre for Multicultural Youth explores how well newly arrived young people are settling by exploring their sense of belonging in the Australian community. Research around young people’s experiences of belonging is limited. Although...


16 Dec 2015

This exploratory study investigates the challenges newly arrived African refugees in Australia face and how they perceive local government initiatives and support. The Report is divided into six sections. The first section contextualises the issues. The second section outlines the methodology employed. Sections 3, 4,...


16 Dec 2015

Executive Summary

Australia has a long history of migration and a highly diverse population. ABS data shows that at 30 June 2014, 28.1% of the population was born overseas (ABS, 2015). Australia’s current immigration policy includes a strong focus on bringing skilled migrants...

Working paper

1 Dec 2015

The Powerhouse Radio Show pilot project involved young people from refugee backgrounds media and radio production workshops to investigate solutions to the challenges of their resettlement. It drew on established research that places community radio as an important cultural resource and utilised the UniCast internet...


22 Oct 2015

The UTS Centre for Local Government in partnership with the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding at the University of South Australia have released a new report that investigates the activities and programs seven councils have put in place to provide support for newly-arrived...


30 Jun 2015

This case study aims to make a contribution to the discussion on rural and regional settlement by providing community perspectives on how access to government services and community attitudes impact new and emerging communities’ economic participation, social integration, sense of belonging and settlement outcomes. The...


1 Jun 2014

This Policy Bulletin is the second in an annual series reporting on the social inclusion/exclusion of young Australians with self-reported long term health conditions, impairments or disabilities. The first Policy Bulletin – Left Behind: 2013 reporting on the time period 2001-2011, reported that disabled Australian...

Conference paper

29 Nov 2013

The aim of this paper is to identify the role of streets in across-cultural context through an investigation of public behaviour, to understand the principles (form, activities and image) that could create more people friendly streets.


Streets have multiple functions, ranging from...


1 Feb 2013

Disabled Australian adolescents and young adults are more likely to experience social exclusion than their non-disabled peers. The gap between the two actually widened between 2001 and 2011. Social exclusion in adolescence leads to poor outcomes. It affects not only the health and wellbeing of...


23 Jun 2011

Two new books look at the places where social ecologies take root and flourish, writes Ian McShane in Inside Story.


1 Dec 2010

This metropolitan plan for Sydney was intended to update the 'City of cities' (2005) and to integrate land use, transport and infrastructure planning.

Literature review

3 Mar 2009

The Australian Government commitment to building a social inclusion framework for government policies and directions has the potential to provide a positive framework for addressing disadvantage and working toward cohesion and participation for all members of our society, including the one million people from non...


19 Dec 2006

During the last twelve months, the Muslim Community Reference Group (MCRG) and its Sub-Groups formed recommendations and proposals to the Australian Government that aim to create a more inclusive Australia in which people are less likely to be isolated and marginalised and possibly attracted to...



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