SCoA Annual Report 2018-2019
Community English Language Programs: Strengths and Challenges
Recognising Overseas Skills and Qualifications
SCoA Submission to Joint Standing Committee on Migration: Inquiry into migration in regional Australia
SCoA Submission Submission to the Community Affairs Reference Committee: Inquiry into the Adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payments in Australia
The Effects of Discrimination of Refugee and Migrant Housing Needs
SCoA Achievements 2018-2019
SCoA Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test) Bill 2019
Volunteering and Settlement in Australia
- 65 per cent of new arrivals engaged in volunteering within the first 18 months of their arrival to Australia.
- People mainly volunteer as a way to contribute to society, make friends, improve their English, and/or gain local work experience.
- There are personal and professional benefits from volunteering.
- Organisations gained many benefits from their volunteers.
- More than two-thirds of organisations surveyed reported that they and their volunteers need more formal support, and would benefit from funding for training programs, supporting material, and from forming new partnerships and sharing resources.
SCoA’s 2019 Federal Election Platform
SCoA Policy Focus – Access to Justice
Barriers and Exclusions: The support needs of newly arrived refugees with a disability – February 2019
SCoA Annual Report 2017-2018
Fundamentals of effective settlement – 2018
Multiculturalism in Australia
SCoA Policy Focus – Loneliness
Humanitarian Settlement Program online survey – 30 August 2018
The future of employment services in Australia: July 2018
SCoA Achievements 2017-2018
SCoA Submission on Newly Arrived Residents Waiting Period: March 2018
The Federal Government has proposed to increase the Newly Arrived Residents Waiting Period (NARWP) for social services payments from two years to three (and, subsequently in the 2018 Budget, to four years).
In March 2018, SCoA made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee outlining our concerns about the proposed increase.
Our Submission can be accessed below.