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What are the issues that people from a refugee background, or seeking protection, face when they live in Australia? Settling into a foreign country has its challenges, some of which are particularly difficult for people in these circumstances. Yet many people learn to adapt and even flourish.

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Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (SHEVs)

What is a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV)? A Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) is one of two types of temporary protection visas available to those claiming asylum who come…

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Pricing refugees? The Productivity Commission on Australia’s migration intake

How should Australia decide who can migrate here? The Australian Government recently asked the Productivity Commission to look at this issue. The Productivity Commission completed its report in April 2015, and it was released publicly in September 2015. So what did the Productivity Commission say about people coming under the Refugee and Humanitarian Program?
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Australia’s growing linguistic diversity: a strategic approach to language services

People who come as part of our Refugee and Humanitarian Program and speak new and emerging languages often find that there are not enough translators and interpreters to help them access services. How can we change this so that they can get help when they need it? This issue is the topic of a recent and important report by the Federation Of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia (FECCA).
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What does Australia mean to people on humanitarian visas?

How do humanitarian visa holders see Australia? Some answers can be found in the largest parallel survey ever done of people born in Australia and overseas, as reported in Australians Today. The report is based on the [email protected] Scanlon Survey and is written by Professor Andrew Markus of Monash University.
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