International Migration and Employment Growth in Australia 2011-16
What can the census tell us about refugees in Australia?
Building a New Life in Australia: 27 November 2017
National Settlement Services Outcomes Standards
A key objective of SCoA in recent years has been to develop a set of national standards for the delivery of settlement services which identify target outcomes across 9 key areas of settlement service delivery. The National Settlement Services Outcomes Standards (“NSSOS”) were officially launched at the International Conference of the SCoA in Melbourne in May 2016 and identify nine areas of equal importance that enable members to benchmark their service delivery against key practical considerations that contribute to successful settlement.
Rather than attempting to impose new regulatory burdens on agencies operating in the settlement services sector, these standards reflect best practice and highlight the considerable work and commitment invested by SCoA members to ensure the best possible outcomes for recently arrived migrants.
Stories of Making Australia Home
SCoA member, Sydwest Multicultural Services has created an inspiring book which shares the stories of some of Australia's newest citizens. Exploring themes of employment, education, health, social engagement, family and many more, this collection of stories is a message of hope and a celebration of all that Australia stands to gain by welcoming refugees and helping them settle.
Empowering Migrant and Refugee Women
This report explores various aspects of service delivery to migrant women who have been living in Australia for at least five years. It documents the nature and types of service available, and identifies best practice principles and key service gaps in service delivery for migrant and refugee women. This report also outlines key priorities for addressing these service gaps.
NSW Settlement Partnership – In Focus
Scanlon Foundation Social Cohesion Report – 2017
Census 2016: Cultural Diversity in Australia
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released a number of interesting data sets arising from the 2016 Census.
Data describing Australia's rich cultural diversity has been compiled into a useful report which can be accessed here.
Settlement Grants Program Evaluation Briefing Paper – February 2017
Fundamentals of Effective Settlement 2017
SCoA Briefing Paper – Multiculturalism Alive and Well in Australia – November 2016
SCoA Regional Settlement Policy Paper – November 2016
Beginning a Life in Australia
Building a new life in Australia
The Building a New Life in Australia project is a longitudinal study of refugees in Australia and maps their experiences over a series of years. This study is being undertaken by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, with information collected by Colmar Brunton Social Research. The project is commissioned and funded by the Department of Social Services.
Building a New Life in Australia aims to identify factors that impact the settlement of humanitarian migrants in Australia, in the hope that it will help improve policy development and program delivery for Australia's settlement sector.
In 2017, the AIFS will be releasing its first comprehensive release of the study's findings.
For more information, visit the project, here.