Refugee Council of Australia
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2018 Conference Report


Refugee Council of Australia

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is the national umbrella body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them. With more than 200 organisational members and thousands more individual members and supporters, RCOA’s work centres around the key areas of research and policy analysis, advocacy and representation (of member, refugee and asylum seeker issues) and community education and awareness raising. In addition, RCOA seeks support for specific projects that directly relate to its objectives and enhance capacity to serve the refugee community.

Melbourne Social Equity Institute

The Melbourne Social Equity Institute (MSEI) supports interdisciplinary research on social equity issues across the full spectrum of life including health, law, education, housing, culture, work and transport. The Institute brings together researchers from across the University of Melbourne in partnership with external organisations to identify unjust or unfair practices that lead to social inequity and works towards finding ways to ameliorate disadvantage. For more information visit

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