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New Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) research summary

Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)’ Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) team has released a new research summary: ‘Settlement outcomes of humanitarian youth and active citizenship: Economic participation, social participation and personal wellbeing’.

BNLA is a long-term research project about how humanitarian migrants settle into a new life in Australia.

This research summary reports on how young people aged 15-25 years old from humanitarian backgrounds are settling in Australia. The data from Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) study, and make reference to the National Youth Settlement Framework, developed by the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN) Australia. At November 2016, there were 14,100 young people in Australia who had recently arrived on a humanitarian visa (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017)

Young people experience settlement in ways distinct from children and adults due to their age, developmental stage, and the role they commonly play in supporting their family to settle.

We congratulate AIFS’ on this work as well as the various individuals, NGOs and government agencies that supported it.

Access the report here