Media Releases

SSI opens second round of applications for Community Innovation Fund

The Community Innovation Fund supports projects tailored by the community, for the community. 

Marking Refugee Week 2018 (June 17-23), Settlement Services International (SSI) is announcing that the second round of applications for its Community Innovation Fund will open on July 25, 2018, with information sessions to be held on Friday, July 6, in Fairfield and Liverpool.

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SSI calls for population policy for Australia amid immigration debate

Discussions about levels of immigration following ABC TV’s Four Corners and Q&A last night are essential in an inclusive and democratic country like Australia, however we do not want to compromise our successful multicultural cohesion by focusing only on impacts to planning and infrastructure, according to Violet Roumeliotis, CEO of Settlement Services International (SSI).

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Success stories

Bright future ahead for new Australian Dana Al Samaan

Dana is a young woman from Syria who came to Australia</p><pOriginally from Syria, Dana came to Australia via Iraq in search of safety.

I was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. Syria is the country where I attended school and university for free, where I enjoyed safety and security, where I learned to communicate and respect others even when we have differences in religion, thought, doctrine or ideology,” she said.

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