Media Releases

SSI welcomes NSW Government focus on women in budget

Settlement Services International (SSI) has welcomed the NSW Government’s strong focus on women in this year’s budget, paving the way for more women to forge a strong economic future and prioritise their wellbeing.

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SSI sponsors Newcastle ‘Unity in Diversity’ festival for Refugee Week

Refugee support agency Settlement Services International is proudly sponsoring the STARTTS-partnered Newcastle 'Unity in Diversity' festival to mark Refugee Week on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Foreshore Park, East Newcastle.

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Leading community organisations welcome state budgets

Settlement Services International (SSI) and Access Community Services have welcomed this week’s budget announcements by the NSW and Queensland governments, commending their focus on women, healthcare, housing and education.

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Refugee Week campaign tells new arrivals Australia is ‘Where You Belong’

Bus shelters and digital billboards across Brisbane and Logan have been adorned with the images of six employees from Access Community Services, a subsidiary of Settlement Services International, in support of Refugee Week 2022.

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SSI congratulates Labor on significant election result

Settlement Services International (SSI), has congratulated Anthony Albanese on the Labor Party’s election victory on Saturday and his appointment as Prime Minister.

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Supporting U equips multicultural women's agencies to be allies within their communities

Settlement Services International (SSI) last night launched a series of videos as part of its Supporting U program, an innovative project aimed at equipping women leaders within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities with the skills to support women in crisis.

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Network delivers for refugees and migrants making their home in NSW

The NSW Settlement Partnership, a dynamic network of leading organisations led by Settlement Services International (SSI), is celebrating seven years of supporting refugees and migrants to settle in Australia.

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SSI to deliver home care support program in NSW and ACT

Settlement Services International (SSI) is one of six organisations chosen by the Morrison Government to help boost Australia's ability to provide care at home and support more senior Australians to access Home Care Packages and remain independent at home.

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New documentary highlights contribution of Ignite success story, First Nations leader Rose Lovelock

Damon Gameau’s latest documentary, Regenerating Australia, has captured the perceptive First Nations voice of Anaiwan academic and entrepreneur Rose Lovelock, an alumnus of Settlement Services International’s (SSI) Ignite Small Business Start-ups initiative.

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SSI welcomes Budget allocation of additional places for Afghan refugees

Settlement Services International (SSI) has joined humanitarian advocates, including the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) and the Settlement Council of Australia, in welcoming the Federal Government's 2022-23 Budget announcement of an additional 16,500 places over four years for Afghans fleeing their war-torn country.

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Australian NGO casts light on gender inequality at UN Women conference

As part of its commitment to advancing women and girls’ empowerment at local, national and international levels, Settlement Services International (SSI) is to host a virtual panel to a global network, “Women’s Economic Empowerment Across Borders – A new age of entrepreneurship”.

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Social enterprise wins SSI Human Rights Medal

Settlement Services International (SSI) presented the NSW Human Rights Medal to Parliament on King founder Ravi Prasad at the Premier’s Harmony Dinner on Tuesday, March 1.

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SSI launch Reconciliation Action Plan with Stan Grant

Launch of ‘Innovate' RAP a key milestone in reconciliation journey

Settlement Services International (SSI) launched the organisation’s 'Innovate' Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) yesterday, to celebrate SSI’s reconciliation journey with key members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, staff and supporters at the Ashfield Town Hall.

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New SBS guidelines will ensure diverse voices are heard

New SBS Commissioning Equity & Inclusion Guidelines will see Australia’s multicultural and Indigenous broadcaster continuing to ensure diverse and under-represented voices are heard and leading the conversation about representation in the nation’s media, says Settlement Services International (SSI).

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SSI welcomes free COVID-19 rapid test kits for vulnerable communities

Settlement Services International (SSI) has partnered with the NSW Government to welcome the streamlined delivery of 1,200 COVID-19 rapid test kits to vulnerable culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

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