Dear administration,

The Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA) welcomes you to our June edition of the Settlement News.  

The focus of this e-news is initiatives addressing family violence.  Read about SCOA member's, stakeholder's and partner's initiatives aiming to end family violence.  Also, in this edition you read the latest policy and research developments from relevant government agencies and other community organisations and hear about SCOA's recent activities.

  Message from SCOA Chair - Dewani Bakkum (June 2015)
It has been great to meet so many of you in person at the state consultations. We are progressing with the schedule across the country so if we haven’t been to your state yet we will be there soon. We have appreciated the depth and breadth of discussion at the consultations, which will feed into the work SCOA does over the next year. ... read more

  Message from the Executive Officer - Sky de Jersey (June 2015)
It is with great pleasure that we include the release of the National Settlement Service Outcomes Standards in this newsletter. The development of the Standards represents a significant project which SCOA has undertaken, with the grateful support of many including members and DSS.... read more


What is happening at SCOA

  What is happening at SCOA (June 2015)
Read about the latest things happening at SCOA including consultations, teleconferences, submissions and updates on SCOA's current projects, partnerships and other advocacy activites.... read more

  SCOA Conference 2016
The Settlement Council of Australia invites you to attend the Triennial and International Conference 2016. For the first time SCOA is engaging beyond Australia’s borders to bring together a breadth of exemplary presenters to contribute to the this international conference. ... read more


News from the Department of Social Services

  News from the Department of Social Services (June 2015)
Important updates from the Department of Social Services (DSS) relevant policy, research and other settlement related activities... read more


Latest Settlement Research

  Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety
The Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS) is an independent, not-for-profit established as an initiative to produce evidence to support the reduction of violence against women and their children. ... read more

  A Welcome Home - An evaluation of AMES' accommodation services for refugees and asylum seekers
A Welcome Home is a new report evaluating AMES' accommodation services model that supports refugees and asylum seekers in their settlement and integration. ... read more

  New Report - The Global Refugee Crisis
A new report released by Amnesty International highlights that there are more refugees due to conflicts in the world today than even during the Second World War. The Global Refugee Crisis: A Conspiracy of Neglect, examines the global refugee crisis – from Lebanon to Kenya, the Andaman Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. ... read more

  Improving responses to refugees with backgrounds of multiple trauma: Pointers for practitioners in domestic and family violence, sexual assault and settlement services
Improving responses to refugees with backgrounds of multiple trauma: Pointers for practitioners in domestic and family violence, sexual assault and settlement services is a practice monograph brings together the expertise of ... read more

  Mapping the Advocacy Capacity of the Refugee and Asylum Seeker Sector in Australia
A new report has been released that maps the advocacy capacity of the refugee and asylum seeker sector. ... read more


Initiatives Addressing Family Violence

  Multicultural Council of the NT’s Initiatives to Address Family Violence
In early 2015, the Multicultural Council of the NT in partnership with the Top End Women’s Legal Service and Department of Social Services held a series of Kitchen Table Conversations on violence against women and their children. ... read more

  Community Migrant Resource Centre responds locally to Violence against Women at Parramatta Community Safety Forum
The Community Migrant Resource Centre held a community safety forum highlights the increased incidence of violence against women globally, nationally and locally. ... read more

  Men's Referral Service
The Men’s Referral Service is a telephone based family violence counselling and referral service for men who have committed family violence. ... read more

  Our Watch - working to end violence against women with newly arrived and emerging communities
Our Watch has been funded to work with CALD communities tailoring initiatives to prevent violence against women and their children to these multicultural community needs. ... read more

  The Line campaign
The Line campaign encourages healthy relationships by challenging and changing young people's attitudes and behaviours that support violence. The Line website offers in language resources on relationships, gender, sex, bystander action, technology and communication... read more

  White Ribbon Australia partners with SCOA to deliver Diversity Workshops
White Ribbon Australia in partnership with the Settlement Council of Australia, MRCSA and Myriad Consultants is delivering training workshop across Australia for CALD men on preventing gender-based violence.
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  Second Chance Programme
The Second Chance programme was developed in New Zealand to address a particular dynamic of family violence in refugee and migrant communities – the experience of ostracism by the wider community, financial difficulties and loss of social support when women seek help at a refuge.... read more


SCOA Member Profile

  SCOA Member Profile (June 2015)
The SCOA Settlement News profiles its members in each edition. Find out more about what SCOA members are doing across the country. ... read more

The Learning Corner

  Learning Corner (June 2015)
SCOA's Learning Corner is a new addition to the Settlement News and features good ideas of interest to our members. It will share ideas in the format of book reviews, TED talk links and other articles which will add to our collective thought bank.... read more


Awards in Focus

  Awards in Focus (June 2015)
Awards in focus shares stories of settlement sector colleagues whose achievements have been recently recognised, awards programmes open for application and much more.... read more

  Tasmanian Government's population strategy - positive impacts of humanitarian settlement programmes
The Tasmanian Government has set a target to increase Tasmania’s population. The Migrant Resource Centre Northern Tasmania is engaging in the Government to highlight the benefits and positive impact of humanitarian settlement programmes. ... read more

  Kite of Life: From intergenerational conflict to intergenerational alliance
David Denborough’s Kite of Life: From Intergenerational Conflict to Intergenerational Alliance, published through the Dulwich Centre, offers a collective narrative methodology for dealing with the challenges of intergenerational conflict, compiled through a project in St James Town, Canada.... read more

  Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia - Keeping the Unity in Community
This year’s Big Day Out in Harmony in Alice Springs was the biggest and brightest of them all. ... read more

  Social Impact Bonds
Social impact bonds are a form of social financing for non-profit organisations to fill gaps in unmet needs in service delivery, as well as share risk across sectors and increase government savings. ... read more

  SBS Radio celebrates 40 Years as the voice of multicultural Australia
For the month of June SBS is celebrating the 40th anniversary of SBS Radio, and 40 years as the voice of multicultural Australia. ... read more

  ACNC Saved by Senate Motion
The Federal Opposition parties motioned to save the Australian Charities and Not-for- profits Commission (ACNC) from being dismantled. ... read more

  FECCA 2015 National Biennial Conference
The FECCA 2015 National Biennial Conference will draw together leading decision makers, thinkers and practitioners to discuss and debate key issues that relate to Australia's multiculturalism. ... read more

  Non-for-profit People Conference
The Not-For-Profit People Conference will take place on 16-17 November 2015, and will bring together not-for-profit leaders, executives, HR managers and volunteer managers to explore best practice in attracting, training and retaining people in the NFP sector. ... read more

  Want to contact SCOA? We'd love you to!
Click here for contact information for SCOA staff and SCOA Representatives in your state.... read more

SCOA welcomes you to contribute to our next bi-monthly Settlement News.  If you would like to share something in newsletter please contact Kat O'Neill at Alternatively keep your eye out for our next contribution call out.

The Team at SCOA