Dear administration,

The Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA) welcomes you to our April 2016 edition of the Settlement News.  This edition focuses on the Harmony Day celebrations held across Australia in March.  Also, in this e-news read about SCOA's recent activities, the latest settlement research and policy updates.

  Message from the SCOA Chair (April 2016)
SCOA is very excited to be holding the Settlement Conference next week and has been busy preparing for this, as well as many other activities.... read more


What is happening at SCOA

  What is happening at SCOA? (April 2016)
Read SCOA's latest advocacy activities, events, projects and publications... read more

  SCOA Conference 2016 Registrations closing soon
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 Australian Government

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

  Harmony Day Message from the AHRC
The Australian Human Rights Commission's Harmony Day message... read more

Latest Settlement Research

  A Tool to Promote Social Cohesion in Communities
‘Building Social Cohesion in our Communities’ tool... read more

  New Scanlon Foundation Research
A new Scanlon Foundation discussion paper explores attitudes to Multiculturalism in Australia... read more

  CALD Community experiences of courts
The Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity is an advisory body formed to assist Australian courts, judicial officers and administrators to positively respond to our diverse needs, including the particular issues that arise in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.... read more

  Young people 'Speak Out' report
Research from the Commissioner for Children and Young People, WA ... read more

  MIPEX 2015 release book
Migrant Integration Policy Index 2015 - How countries are promoting integration of immigrants... read more

Featured articles

  Centre for Multicultural Youth Harmony Day Update
The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) celebrated Harmony Day in a number of ways.... read more

  Harmony Day in Mount Gambier and Naracoorte SA
Find out how Mount Gambier and Naracoorte celebrated Harmony Day in 2016.... read more

  Australian Migrant Resource Centre Harmony Day Celebrations
Australian Migrant Resource Centre celebrates Harmony Day with Nowruz, Music Hellenika and Song of Journey - social cohesion through the arts... read more

  Spectrum MRC’s first Hume Community Festival
The Hume Community Festival – a celebration during Harmony Day and a week of Solidarity with peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination!... read more

  Harmony Day at Access Community Services
Read about the Harmony Day celebrations at Access Community Services QLD... read more

  Core Community Services celebrates Harmony Day
"Our Diversity is Our Strength" was the theme celebrated at CORE Community Services for Harmony Day 2016... read more

  Harmony Day at SSI
Settlement Services International celebrated Australia's diversity at their Harmony Day celebrations... read more

  MRC Southern Tasmania Harmony Day celebrations
MRC Southern Tasmania celebrates harmony with a field trip... read more

  Harmony Day in the City
Find out how Harmony Day was celebrated in the City of Adelaide... read more


SCOA Member Profile


  SCOA Member Profiles (April 2016)
The SCOA Settlement News profiles its members in each edition. Find out more about what SCOA members are doing across the country. ... read more


  New SCOA Member
SCOA is pleased to welcome its newest members organisations... read more

Awards in Focus

  Awards in Focus (April)
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

Events & Training

  Events & Training
Find out what is happening across Australia and internationally.... read more


SCOA thanks its members that contributed to this Settlement e-news edition. If you would like to contribute to the next Settlement e-news please contact Kat O'Neill at Alternatively keep your eye out for our next contribution call out.

The Team at SCOA