The Refugee Education Special Interest Group met in 2018 to discuss the changes to the Status Resolution Support Services Payment. This change will negatively affect income support for full-time students, and people who are seeking asylum. This could cause serious problems, yet there are a number of events, scholarships and opportunities available to help.
Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has developed new resources to help refugees and migrants avoid being mistreated by their employers. These include: a reporting protocol to encourage exploited visa holders to seek assistance; an app that makes it easy to record hours of work; and language resources to help migrants understand the Australian workplace.
Australian law in orientation is an education kit for Victorian educators, teachers and community workers teaching people who have been in Australia for less than six months, have low or no English and very basic legal literacy.
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