The Department reports: the annual report of the Department of Immigration 2016-2017

The year 2016-2017 has been a turbulent period for Australian refugee policy, as evidenced by the recent Department of Immigration and Border Protection's 2016-17 annual report. The report provides key statistics and information on changes to policy and practice during the past year.
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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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Settlement Guide: new podcasts by SBS Radio

SBS Australia has recScreenshot of settlement guide topicsently launched a weekly series of radio programs in the form of podcasts with helpful information on settling in Australia. These programs offer a wide range of information about everyday life and important information needed when settling into a community.
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Cultural orientation

There are two forms of cultural orientation provided to refugee and humanitarian entrants to Australia – pre-arrival orientation through the AUSCO program, and post-arrival orientation provided as part of settlement…

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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 and is particularly valued…

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