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A National Compact on Permanent Migration: 4 May 2018

On Friday 4  May 2018, the Settlement Council of Australia added its support to the movement by peak industry and union bodies, together with key community organisations, to reaffirm our unified commitment to Australia’s migration program.

In a unique and unprecedented development, the National Compact on Permanent Migration represents a strong consensus on the need to maintain Australia’s successful nation building program.

SCoA Chairperson, Dewani Bakkum said on Friday, “Australia, its economy and its people thrive thanks in part to the maintenance of a well-supported, welcoming and inclusive migration program.”

SCoA CEO, Nick Tebbey, said “As the peak body for Australia’s dynamic settlement sector, SCoA, through its members, sees the true value of the contribution that migrants make, and will continue to make, to our great nation. At the same time, we see the challenges that migrants face when settling here, and the need to properly support them through well calibrated, flexible settlement services, that empower migrants to reach their potential.”

SCoA members across the nation are in the strongest position to assist migrants in achieving effective settlement outcomes and, together with appropriate government support, play a pivotal role in enhancing and ensuring the contributions that migrants make to Australia.

“SCoA welcomes the opportunity to join the call for a renewed commitment to our migration program and is confident this is the best way to ensure Australia’s continued economic success, and to cement our place as one of the world’s leading multicultural nations” Ms Bakkum said.

Read the National Compact here

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