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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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Labour migration as complementary pathways for refugees in the Asia-Pacific

This paper from the Lowy Institute looks at he nature of abour migration in the Asia-Pacific region, and its relationship to pathways for people seeking asylum. It aims to identify ways in which countries can extend legal labour-based schemes to refugees and people seeking asylum, who might otherwise be at risk from people smugglers and human traffickers.
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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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Giving people seeking asylum the chance to get work

Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers is a Brotherhood of St Laurence employment program for people seeking asylum. The program's services includes assessing their job readiness, help with job applications, access to training, interview preparation and understanding Australian workplaces. By partnering with employers, the program also creates new jobs and training opportunities. The program has helped many individuals get their first job in Australia. The first phase of this program has recently been evaluated by the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
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