In Getting Refugee Integration Right, Policymakers Must Take Care to Ensure Integrity of Asylum & Migration Systems, New MPI Report Explains – Migration Policy Institute

As the immediate pressures of the migration and refugee crisis have begun to abate in Europe, policymakers have refocused on two goals: anticipating and preventing the next crisis and ensuring that newcomers—and the communities in which they settle—have the tools to succeed. These two objectives are deeply interdependent, as a new report from the Migration … [Read More] In Getting Refugee Integration Right, Policymakers Must Take Care to Ensure Integrity of Asylum & Migration Systems, New MPI Report Explains – Migration Policy Institute

Central African Refugee Women Resettled in Australia: Colonial legacies and the civilising process – Journal of Intercultural Studies

ABSTRACT This article explores how experiences of racialisation toward women who are resettled in Australia from Central African countries of Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo reflect a colonial imaginary and a legacy of postcolonising dominance in Australia. Drawing on 18-months of ethnographic research, I describe how assumptions of difference, dirtiness, and savagery … [Read More] Central African Refugee Women Resettled in Australia: Colonial legacies and the civilising process – Journal of Intercultural Studies

Indigenous Conference Services: Calling for papers 2017/2018 events – Paramatta Koori Interagency (PKI)

Australia 2017-2018 ICS launches its 2017 – 2018 Conference Programs: Calling for papers Indigenous Conference Services (ICS) welcomes everyone to our first newsletter for 2017. It is an exciting new era for Indigenous conferences and 2017/2018 is a busy year for us with a host of new events and the revitalisation of some of our well … [Read More] Indigenous Conference Services: Calling for papers 2017/2018 events – Paramatta Koori Interagency (PKI)

Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 – Parliament of Australia

Extract from an article by Elibritt Karlsen, Law and Bills Digest Section Purpose of the Bill The purpose of the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 (the Bill) is to amend the Migration Act 1958 (the Act) and the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Migration Regulations) to: indefinitely preclude ‘unauthorised maritime arrivals’ (UMAs) including ‘transitory … [Read More] Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 – Parliament of Australia

It’s Special and It’s Specific: Understanding the Early Childhood Education Experiences and Expectations of Young Indigenous Australian Children and Their Parents – Australian Educational Researcher

ABTSRACT 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 – Australian Educational Researcher

How Economists Are Fueling the Global Debate Over Refugees – Bloomberg Markets

As nations the world over struggle to accommodate, or stem, the flow of a record number of migrants, economists are trying to make sense of the surge in data on how both refugees and the communities they land in are impacted. More than 16 million new refugees sought homes around the globe in 2015, stoking a debate that … [Read More] How Economists Are Fueling the Global Debate Over Refugees – Bloomberg Markets

Decriminalising ‘Humanitarian Smuggling’ – Refugee Studies Centre

Written by Rachel Landry (alumna of the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies), This research brief summarises the legal and policy findings from the RSC Working Paper no. 119, “The ‘humanitarian smuggling’ of refugees: criminal offence or moral obligation?” It outlines the concept of ‘humanitarian smuggling’, and then critiques smuggling prohibitions at the international … [Read More] Decriminalising ‘Humanitarian Smuggling’ – Refugee Studies Centre

Vulnerability Screening Tool: Identifying and addressing vulnerability – UNHCR & International Detention Coalition

Identifying and addressing vulnerability: A tool for asylum and migration systems – Jointly developed by UNHCR and the IDC, with the support of the Oak Foundation.  Introduction – Extract This screening tool on identifying and addressing situations of vulnerability is a UNHCR and IDC collaboration intended to help guide and inform frontline workers and decision-makers on … [Read More] Vulnerability Screening Tool: Identifying and addressing vulnerability – UNHCR & International Detention Coalition

Analyzing the Relationship Between Social Capital and Subjective Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Social Affiliation – Journal of Happiness Studies

ABSTRACT While previous studies have established social capital as an important determinant of subjective well-being (SWB), the broader social context people are living in has not received much attention in terms of SWB. To address this issue, we propose the concept of social affiliation, measuring the feeling of belonging to the social whole, of being … [Read More] Analyzing the Relationship Between Social Capital and Subjective Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Social Affiliation – Journal of Happiness Studies

Most Little Learners in Preschool 15+ Hours a Week – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Media release: Almost 9 out of 10 four year olds and 2 in 10 five year olds were enrolled in a preschool program in 2016, according to a report published today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ABS spokesperson Michelle Marquardt reported that across the nation in 2016, there were 344,676 children aged four … [Read More] Most Little Learners in Preschool 15+ Hours a Week – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Event – Decolonizing Solidarity Book Club

Online (and at your venue), March-April 2017 In late March/early April 2017, a book club for people anywhere to explore non-Indigenous practices of working in support of Indigenous people is kicking off. Based on the book Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and directions for supporters of Indigenous struggles, the book club is for anyone who wants to … [Read More] Event – Decolonizing Solidarity Book Club

How does ‘Community’ Facilitate Early Childhood Service use in a Multicultural Australian Suburb?” Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT Participation in early childhood development and education services is an important contributor to how well children develop throughout their early years and their success later in life. This article reports on research which examined how multicultural groups identify and use their community connections to share information and inform decision-making about and access to early … [Read More] How does ‘Community’ Facilitate Early Childhood Service use in a Multicultural Australian Suburb?” Journal of Early Childhood Research

Fostering employability among youth at-risk in a multi-cultural context: Insights from a pilot intervention program – Children & Youth Services Review

ABSTRACT Highlights •A national program for fostering employability in at-risk adolescents is evaluated. •Specific aspects of the program that promoted employability are highlighted. •Improvement in employability and participants’ feedback were culture-specific. •Recommendations are made for flexible, culture-sensitive operation strategies. Abstract Recent studies indicate that the transition from school to work is a critical juncture in … [Read More] Fostering employability among youth at-risk in a multi-cultural context: Insights from a pilot intervention program – Children & Youth Services Review

VIMEO: Why Cyber Racism Matters – Andrew Jakubowicz

Link to Vimeo: Why Cyber Racism Matters / Andrew Jakobowicz, Professor of Sociology  University of Technology Sydney (2:45 mins) see also: Is the Australian working class racist? Only if prompted, says expert. Hear Andrew Jakubowicz with Andrew West on RN Breakfast 27 December 2016 HERE. Includes reflections on Trump, Turnbull, Hanson and other usual suspects.

Young Refugees Urge Ministers Not to End Unaccompanied Minors Scheme – The Guardian (UK)

Extract Seventeen refugees who made it to UK write letter calling for ‘safe, legal routes for young people to find protection’ A group of young asylum seekers and refugees who arrived in Britain as children have urged the government not to close the Dubs scheme to help unaccompanied minors fleeing persecution. In an open letter … [Read More] Young Refugees Urge Ministers Not to End Unaccompanied Minors Scheme – The Guardian (UK)

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