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National symposium: People seeking asylum and higher education

On 15 November 2017, the National Symposium: Seeking Asylum and Higher Education was held at Melbourne University. The symposium brought together 25 people with lived experience of seeking asylum and 40 representatives from Australian universities and community organisations. They met to talk about how to work together to improve the opportunities in higher education for people seeking asylum.
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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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Settlement Grants Program: Where does the money go?

The Settlement Grants Program is a Federal Government grant program that provides funding to organisations offering settlement support to new arrivals in Australia. The focus of the program is on providing services within the first five years to help people settle in Australia. This report analyses SGP grants still effective in 2017, and identifies where the money is going.
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Australian Association for Research in Education conference

The 2016 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference provided an opportunity to learn and become aware of other research projects that are closely related to our project, Researching pathways into higher education with students from refugee backgrounds.
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Inquiry into migrant settlement outcomes

On 17 November 2016, the Joint Standing Committee on Migration was asked to inquire into and report on migrant settlement outcomes. This is an important inquiry and we encouraged all our members, and other people and organisations who have an interest, to make a submission to this inquiry.
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