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Bright Ideas highlights innovative programs, initiatives and projects developed to support refugees and asylum seekers. It provides a way to share ideas, success stories and good practice to improve service provision and assist organisations and communities in addressing key issues and challenges.

If you have an initiative you think could be profiled in Bright Ideas, please email us or call (02) 9211 9333.

Latest Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas: DriveTime Program

The DriveTime program helps people on humanitarian visas gain confidence behind the wheel. The program provides English driving support and driving practice with volunteer mentors, for learner drivers to help them obtain NSW driving licence.
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Bright Ideas: West Welcome Wagon

West Welcome Wagon supports asylum seekers in the local community by providing good quality donations of material goods, emergency food relief, neighbour to neighbour social support.
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Bright Ideas: Refugee Talent

Refugee Talent is an enterprise that matches refugees with employment opportunities, helping them to obtain recognition of their skills and qualifications and gain valuable local work experiences.
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Bright Ideas: Free to Feed

Free to feed (FTF) is Melbourne’s first pop-up cooking school with all classes run by refugees and asylum seekers. FTF gives training, mentoring and support to refugees and asylum seekers with fantastic cooking skills, enabling them to thrive in this unique role and their future careers.
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Bright Ideas: The New Roots Project

The New Roots Project has been developed to support the health and wellbeing of men, aged 18-45, who have recently arrived in Australia on a humanitarian visa, and to help them stay strong as they transition to a new country.
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Bright Ideas: Behind the Wire

Behind the Wire – an oral history project documenting the stories of people who have experienced Australian mandatory detention, offering a new perspective through the eyes of lived experience. Click here to download the PDF.…

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Bright Ideas: Food Justice Truck

Food Justice Truck – a mobile fresh food market that enhances food security for asylum seekers in Victoria. Click here to download PDF. What? The Food Justice Truck is a mobile fresh…

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Bright Ideas: Bridging Women’s Worlds

Bridging Women’s Worlds– A project run by women and for women, aimed at showcasing the benefits of multiculturalism and promoting awareness and acceptance. Click here to download PDF. What? The…

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Bright Ideas: Employment Law Project

Bright Ideas Employment Law Project – seeks to improve employment outcomes for newly arrived and refugee communities in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Click here to download PDF. What? The Employment Law Project within…

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