SCoA Submission to Temporary Parent Visa review: August 2016
SCoA recognises and celebrates the enormous value that family migration contributes to Australia, often in non-traditional economic terms including providing social and emotional support and fulfilling family roles including childcare. This is especially clear in the settlement sector, where family reunion can play a vital role in the successful settlement of people from refugee backgrounds. This issue was the focus of our Issues Paper on Family Reunion, released in August 2016.
SCoA Submission to Human Services: Identifying Sectors for Reform – August 2016
Settlement services are already a sector with a competitive and contestable funding process and do not require further reform or investigation in this regard. The HSS, CCS, SRSS and AMEP programmes undergo a tender process, and SGP is funded through a competitive grants process. Further introduction of competition measures could be counterproductive to the Government’s current objective to encourage collaboration amongst these service providers. This submission was released in August 2016.
Employment Solutions: Case Studies of Good Settlement in Practice – 2015
This discussion paper builds upon the SCoA Discussion Paper Addressing Barriers to Employment. It provides a summary of the employment barriers faced by migrants and people of refugee backgrounds, recommends actions to overcome these barriers and provides a series of case studies highlighting settlement service provider’s best practices to overcome employment barriers for refugees and migrants.
SCoA Policy Brief: Domestic Violence (2013)
SCoA had played an active role in addressing issues of domestic and family violence in new and emerging communities. This included a range of workshops in 2017 in which we partnered with Lifeline to deliver DV-Alert seminars for the settlement sector. We are also an active member of the White Ribbon reference group for CALD Communities. We will continue to bring relevant and useful information to the sector on this crucial issue. For a detailed look at domestic and family violence, please see SCoA's 2013 Policy Brief, below.