EVENT: Refugee Alternatives Conference: Improving policy, practice and public support – RCOA & UNSW

Sydney, NSW, 22-24 February at UNSW This two day conference, in conjunction with UNSW, will bring together a broad range of expertise covering topics of displacement; protection; cooperation; wellbeing; resilience; education; advocacy; and unity. A broad range of topics from across the local, national and international space will bring extensive and complimentary expertise to the Conference discussions, … [Read More] EVENT: Refugee Alternatives Conference: Improving policy, practice and public support – RCOA & UNSW

Submission into the Inquiry into Migrant Settlement Outcomes: The inquiry into migrant settlement outcomes – RCOA

Extract On 17 November 2016, the Joint Standing Committee on Migration was asked to inquire into and report on migrant settlement outcomes. Submissions closed on 31 January 2017. The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) welcomed this inquiry as an opportunity for improving the experiences of refugees settling in Australia. For further information about this inquiry … [Read More] Submission into the Inquiry into Migrant Settlement Outcomes: The inquiry into migrant settlement outcomes – RCOA

Settling Better: Reforming refugee employment and settlement services – Centre for Policy Development

As a nation built on immigration, humanitarian migrants (refugees and others in refugee-like situations) make up only a small proportion of the entrants who settle in Australia. Over time, however, these refugees have made an enormous contribution to the nation. Ensuring their successful integration has been vital to building a prosperous, welcoming and proudly multicultural … [Read More] Settling Better: Reforming refugee employment and settlement services – Centre for Policy Development

It’s Special and it’s Specific: Understanding the early childhood education experiences and expectations of young Indigenous Australian children and their parents

ABSTRACT Whilst early childhood education is regarded as important for young Indigenous Australians and it has been a feature of policy since the 1960s, it does not receive the same attention as compulsory schooling for Indigenous Australian students. A serious lack of large-scale research contributes to the devaluing of early childhood education for young Indigenous … [Read More] It’s Special and it’s Specific: Understanding the early childhood education experiences and expectations of young Indigenous Australian children and their parents

Preschool Education Australia, 2016 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Extract KEY FINDINGS This publication presents statistics on children enrolled in and attending a preschool program across Australia in 2016. The results are compiled from data collected through the National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection. Children enrolled in and attending preschool programs are disaggregated by various classifications including state/territory, indigenous status, Remoteness Areas and … [Read More] Preschool Education Australia, 2016 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Docility and Desert: Government discourses of compassion in Australia’s asylum seeker debate – Journal of Sociology

ABSTRACT In the years since 2001, Australian governments on both sides of politics have at times appealed to compassion to justify their asylum seeker policies. This article takes these discourses of compassion – contradictory and cynical as they sometimes seem – and subjects them to careful and systematic analysis. It seeks to identify the underlying … [Read More] Docility and Desert: Government discourses of compassion in Australia’s asylum seeker debate – Journal of Sociology

Going Up or Going Down? Occupational mobility of skilled migrants in Australia – Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources

ABSTRACT Skilled migration programs are now widespread among western settler societies, but little is known about the recent outcomes of skilled migrants. Using a feminist framework and qualitative interviews of 22 migrants, this article sheds light on the job-seeking experiences of professional skilled migrants in Australia, who are from non-English speaking backgrounds. The article reveals … [Read More] Going Up or Going Down? Occupational mobility of skilled migrants in Australia – Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources

“Closing the Gap” is Failing and Needs a Radical Overhaul – The Conversation

Extract from an artilce by Diana Perche, Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy, Macquarie University Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull presented the ninth annual Closing the Gap report to parliament this week. In keeping with previous reports, it outlined limited progress on key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008. These … [Read More] “Closing the Gap” is Failing and Needs a Radical Overhaul – The Conversation

Closing the Gap: Prime Minister’s report 2017 – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Australia)

This ninth Closing the Gap report showcases real successes being achieved at a local level across the country—by individuals, communities, organisations and government. However, at a national level, progress needs to accelerate. Over the long term there are improvements across a number of the targets, however these improvements are not enough to meet the majority of … [Read More] Closing the Gap: Prime Minister’s report 2017 – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Australia)

Untapped Talent: The costs of brain waste among highly skilled immigrants in the United States – MPI

While the United States has long been a top destination for the world’s best and brightest, it has fallen short when it comes to fully tapping the skills and training of these newcomers. As a result, nearly 2 million immigrants with college degrees in the United States—one out of every four—are relegated to low-skilled jobs … [Read More] Untapped Talent: The costs of brain waste among highly skilled immigrants in the United States – MPI

The gap of Indigenous disadvantage is being closed too slowly: report – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Michelle Grattan Australia is falling short in its progress towards almost all its targets for overcoming Indigenous disadvantage, the 2017 Closing the Gap report released by Malcolm Turnbull shows. “Successes are being achieved, however progress overall nationally is too slow,” the report says. It presents a mixed picture. While there are … [Read More] The gap of Indigenous disadvantage is being closed too slowly: report – The Conversation

NEW: Forced Migration Review: Resettlement

This issue of FMR looks at some of the modalities and challenges of resettlement in order to shed light on debates such as how – and how well – resettlement is managed, whether it is a good use of the funds and energy it uses, and whether it is a good solution for refugees. It … [Read More] NEW: Forced Migration Review: Resettlement

Leading Economists Agree: Closing borders is not the answer to inequality – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Ashwini Deshpande, Professor, Department of Economics,, University of Delhi … the experience of the past three decades of globalisation has produced massive dissatisfaction: so much that naïve, misplaced and often frightening measures are seen as genuine solutions by large parts of the electorate in the richest nations of the world. Rising inequality, … [Read More] Leading Economists Agree: Closing borders is not the answer to inequality – The Conversation

EVENT: 1st Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference: Facing Challenges – FASSTT

Sydney, Australia, 29-31 March 2017 The Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference is dedicated to exploring the most innovative and successful ways to support refugees as they recover from trauma and resettle. Join senior non-for-profit leaders, international experts, health professionals, educators, community workers, volunteers and refugee community members for three days of inspiration and knowledge sharing. Through … [Read More] EVENT: 1st Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference: Facing Challenges – FASSTT

A Comparison of Coalition and Labor Government Asylum Policies in Australia since 2001 – Parliamentary Library

Author: Janet Phillips, Social Policy Section EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Both Coalition and Labor governments have adopted and maintained a variety of border protection and anti- people smuggling measures in response to several waves of asylum seekers arriving unauthorised in Australian waters by boat since 2001. Both major parties are in general agreement on many of the key … [Read More] A Comparison of Coalition and Labor Government Asylum Policies in Australia since 2001 – Parliamentary Library

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Select list(s):

Follow BroCAP on Twitter

Click on a date to search archive

February 2017
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728  

Disclaimer

Posts are for information purposes and do not constitute endorsement by the Brotherhood of St Laurence