- Published: Monday, 26 October 2015 17:30
A report released today found that, with the right support, Australia’s refugees have significant entrepreneurial potential and the ability to contribute to the economy.
The report, which looked at the outcomes of the Ignite Small Business Start-ups initiative operated by humanitarian settlement organisation Settlement Services International (SSI), was prepared by Professor Jock Collins of UTS Business School and was launched by the Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, the Hon. Patricia Forsythe.
SSI and its partners welcome Federal Government’s announcement of increased refugee intake and financial aid
- Published: Wednesday, 09 September 2015 16:52
Settlement organisations in NSW welcome the Federal Government’s announcement today that an additional 12,000 refugees from Syria will be settled in Australia and that $44 million in additional financial aid will be provided to help deal with the crisis.
SCOA welcomes the Government’s announcement to settle an additional 12,000 Syrian refugees to address the growing global humanitarian crisis
- Published: Wednesday, 09 September 2015 16:47
The Settlement Council of Australia* (SCOA) welcomes the Government’s announcement to increase Australia’s humanitarian intake by an additional 12,000 permanent places for Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
SCOA supports the call to urgently increase refugee resettlement numbers with the settlement sector poised to support
- Published: Wednesday, 09 September 2015 10:02
The Settlement Council of Australia* (SCOA) supports the call for an urgent action to increase the refugee resettlement numbers in Australia in response to the growing global humanitarian crisis with millions displaced from their homes fleeing the conflict in Syria.
The settlement sector in Australia are world leaders in assisting and welcoming newly arrived refugees and are well positioned to support an increase in Australia’s refugee intake.
- Published: Tuesday, 08 September 2015 16:08
The world is facing many challenges as unprecedented numbers of people flee their homes in search of somewhere safe to settle: how we treat fellow human beings should be a top priority.
- Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2015 15:24
Settlement Services International (SSI) today announced education scholarships worth $60,000 as part of the launch of the new SSI Foundation.
Formerly known as the Connect Australia Foundation, the SSI Foundation introduces more categories of support and increased amounts distributed.
- Published: Tuesday, 16 June 2015 10:24
SSI case manager and humanitarian award winner, Shabeera Zia, had shown how each of us could make an impact on the lives of refugees, CEO Violet Roumeliotis said today.
Ms Zia was presented with the STARTTS Youth Humanitarian award at the Refugee Week launch in Wollongong on June 12.
- Published: Friday, 12 June 2015 12:52
SSI case manager Shabeera Zia has been awarded the STARTTS Youth Humanitarian award at the Refugee Week launch event in Wollongong today, June 12.
The theme for Refugee Week 2015 is ‘With courage let us all combine’, taken from the second verse of Australia’s national anthem.
- Published: Thursday, 11 June 2015 14:38
Settlement Services International (SSI), a leading not-for-profit humanitarian settlement organisation, has welcomed as significant and positive the announcement by the NSW State Government to sign up to the Federal Safe Haven Enterprise Scheme.
- Published: Saturday, 14 February 2015 13:26
“As I walked up the stairs I saw her joyfully dancing with the three children to African music that connected them so authentically to their culture – it was beautiful.” Tari, SSI caseworker.
Settlement Services International (SSI) was today recognised for the innovation and positive impact of its Multicultural Foster Care Service on children and families in out-of-home care.
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