Stories of Migrant Refugee resettlement in regional Australia

Big Smoke and resettlementFrom The Big Smoke To The Bush “Stories Migrant And Refugee Resettlement” is an online conversation about migrant settlement in rural and regional Australia with several guest speakers, on Thursday, 15 October 2020 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM AEDT.

Stories of Migrant Refugee resettlement in regional Australia
About this Event

Join us on a journey of discovery as Carla Wilshire the CEO of the Migration Council of Australia leads a conversation between 5 great thinkers about Settlement, Employment, Government Policy and Social Cohesion. The Panellist joining us on that journey include; Anthea Hancoks – CEO of the Scanlon Foundation, David Keegan – Chairperson of ROA, Phillip Gwynne – Author of Small Town, Sneha Chatterjee – Regional Director of the Department of Home Affairs and Chris Raja – Author of Into the Suburbs: A Migrant Story.

Regional Opportunities Australia:

Regional Opportunities Australia’s role is to identify regional areas that have employment and business opportunities. It also identifies migrants and refugees who are excited to take up those opportunities and assists them in getting job and business ready, moving to, and calling regional Australia home.

Prior to connecting the two, Regional Opportunities Australia culturally prepares both migrants and refugees, and regional communities to ensure that the transition to life in regional Australia is smooth and sustainable.

We want to play a role in advancing the regional Australian economy and society by connecting hardworking migrants and refugees to regional areas that offer cheaper housing, lower cost of living and a stronger sense of belonging.

Together we can build welcoming communities and fulfilling lives that shape the Australian economy and society for the better.

Event Details

Program: Stories of Migrant Refugee resettlement in regional Australia
Date: Thursday, 15 October 2020
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM AEDT.
Location: Online using Zoom
Cost: Free
Register: Online at Eventbrite


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