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Surf life savers with refugees

How do people settling in Australia become ‘Australian’? Social integration and citizenship are markers of a new Australian identity.

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Building A New Life In Australia, Three Years In

Building a new life in Australia, three years in

What is life like for refugees settling in Australia? In this important report from the Building a New Life in Australia study, we find out how people are doing, three years in. We find out what has worked, what hasn't, and how settlement policy and services could improve.
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Delays Continue For Those Waiting For Citizenship

Delays continue for those waiting for citizenship

While refugee communities have welcomed Senate’s rejection of the Minister for Immigration’s proposed changes to the Citizenship Act, people waiting for citizenship are still facing significant delays in the processing of their applications. A backlog now confronts all applicants, with those from refugee backgrounds continuing to wait much longer.
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Citizenship

Citizenship

For refugee and humanitarian entrants, becoming an Australian citizen plays an important role in their journey of becoming a full participant in their new society. It is particularly valued for those who have suffered persecution in the past.
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