Coalition blocking release of major review into refugee resettlement

Refugee children in class

The Morrison government is sitting on a major review it commissioned last year to explore better ways of resettling humanitarian migrants in Australia.

The review into integration, employment, and settlement outcomes for refugees and humanitarian entrants, was led by Prof Peter Shergold, the former secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, now coordinator general of refugee resettlement in NSW.

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UN Takes Stock of Global Migration

UN-DESA Logo17 September 2019: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) released updated statistics on international migrants, which now make up 3.5% of the global population, compared to 2.8% in 2000. The share of international migrants in the global population has grown faster than the world’s population.

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Australian Citizenship Practice Classes

Citizenship ClassesThe Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District is offering a free course for anyone seeking Australian Citizenship. The course is centred around a study of the questions contained in the test. The course is free and commences on 25 September 2019.

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Greater Shepparton College (interim name)

Greater Shepparton College designVictoria is building the Greater Shepparton College (interim name), which will accommodate between 2700 and 3000 students. The new college, created by merging Shepparton’s four existing public secondary schools, will be built on the current Shepparton High School site.

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‘No race mixing’: the everyday racism so many Asian Australians encounter

Alice Pung, Australian author

Eighty-two percent of surveyed Asian Australians have experienced discrimination, according to a study conducted ahead of the first Asian-Australian leadership summit in Melbourne this week.

The study, which was conducted by the Centre for Social Research and Methods at Australian National University, interviewed 2547 people – 765 of whom were Asian Australian – on their experiences of discrimination.

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St Georges Road Community Drive-In – Moana

St Georges Road Community Drive-In - MoanaSt Georges Road Community – with assistance from local community groups, businesses and the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and Greater Shepparton City Council will provide a screening of Disney’s Moana movie at Victory Park on Saturday, 21 September 2019. All welcome to this community drive-in screening.

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Working with Migrants and Refugees Experiencing Grief

 PatlamazoglouThis webinar will explore the experiences of migrants, refugees, and international students, as well as the impact of migratory grief and associated bereavement on the process of migration and cultural adjustment. Evidence-based implications for counselling and psychological practice and professional support will be discussed and suggestions for further research will be noted. The webinar will draw upon recent findings of the relevant research, clinical experience, and existing literature. Topics including disenfranchised grief; migration; refugees; asylum seekers; and resettlement, rehabilitation, and relocation will be discussed.

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