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An unnecessary penalty: Economic impacts of changes to the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) – full text

This is the full text of a paper finds that the changes to Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) will force people into situations of material poverty rather than assisting them to find employment. Removing income and case management support also shifts federal welfare costs and responsibilities to state agencies as well as to community-based organisations, many of which are reliant on private donations and volunteer support. The changes represent an unnecessary penalty for a group already rendered vulnerable by the immigration status resolution process.
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An unnecessary penalty: Economic impacts of changes to the Status Resolution Support Services

This paper finds that the changes to Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) will force people into situations of material poverty rather than assisting them to find employment. Removing income and case management support also shifts federal welfare costs and responsibilities to state agencies as well as to community-based organisations, many of which are reliant on private donations and volunteer support. The changes represent an unnecessary penalty for a group already rendered vulnerable by the immigration status resolution process.
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Wrap Up: Refugee Education Special Interest Group first meeting 2018

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.
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Scholarships for people seeking asylum and refugees on temporary visas

As part of our Education for All Campaign the Refugee Council has been working with universities to provide scholarships to people seeking asylum. Unlike holders of permanent humanitarian visas, people seeking asylum and refugees on temporary protection visas are not eligible for programs and concessions designed to assist students with financing tertiary education. This page lists universities that are now offering scholarships.
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No one teaches you to become an Australian: Report of the inquiry into migrant settlement outcomes

In December 2017, the Joint Standing Committee on Migration released its report 'No one teaches you to become an Australian: Report of the inquiry into migrant settlement outcomes'. The aim of the inquiry was to examine what Australia is doing well in terms of ensuring that migrants successfully integrate into the community, and what Australia should do better in this space.
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Building a new life in Australia, three years in

What is life like for refugees settling in Australia? In this important report from the Building a New Life in Australia study, we find out how people are doing, three years in. We find out what has worked, what hasn't, and how settlement policy and services could improve.
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Pathways to education in Western Australia

This audit of educational pathways for refugee students into higher education was developed by the University of Newcastle as part of the (Re)claiming social capital: Improving language and cultural pathways for refugee students into Australian higher education project, in partnership with Curtin and Macquarie Universities, and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training. This page lists the pathways in the Western Australia.
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