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People from refugee backgrounds and seeking protection often face particular challenges in getting work. Yet there are many opportunities for these people, and for Australian society generally, in the workplace.

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Migrant Workers in Australia: Fair Work Ombudsman Resources

Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has developed new resources to help refugees and migrants avoid being mistreated by their employers. These include: a reporting protocol to encourage exploited visa holders to seek assistance; an app that makes it easy to record hours of work; and language resources to help migrants understand the Australian workplace.
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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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Finding employment is one of the highest priorities for refugees resettling in Australia. Despite their eagerness to participate in the Australian workforce and the wealth of skills and experience that…

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Sustainable employment pathways

This teleconference focused on the topic of Getting on the right track: Sustainable employment pathways for refugee and humanitarian entrants in Australia. It discussed the findings of RCOA’s research report What Works: Employment strategies for refugee and humanitarian entrants (available for download on our reports, papers and briefings page).
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