SSI in the News

SSI is a community organisation and social business with real social impacts. We voice on behalf of our clients and express opinions on five key social issues of focus include: Domestic and Family Violence, Access to Employment, CALD access to NDIS, Regional Settlement, and Early intervention. ​

How can media stop fuelling racism against CALD communities

The Wire | Published: Friday, 09 April 2021

A media commentary yesterday indicated that culture is a risk factor of youth incarceration, referring to the overrepresentation of the African youth in Victoria’s criminal system. Community organisations like Settlement Services International are pledging the media to be more careful with their comments, as migrants are more susceptible of being discriminated thanks to the disinformation on the media.

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Refugee artists' showcase seeks to 'future-proof' their professional careers

Accom News | Published: Friday, 09 April 2021

In 2020, as COVID-19 was turning the world upside-down, eight artists embarked on an immersive and artistic professional development program exploring their refugee experiences. Their goal: to maximise opportunities within the Australian arts sector, where their voices had been generally neglected and unheard.

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Western and Settlement Services International partner on multilingual workshops

Western Sydney University | Published: Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Western Sydney University is helping refugees and asylum seekers learn about opportunities for further study, through a new partnership with Settlement Services International. The University, with support from several student ambassadors, has contributed to a multilingual program of workshops developed by Settlement Services International and delivered online.

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ROSEMARY’S WAY To Hit Aussie Cinemas

Subculture Media | Published: Wednesday, 07 April 2021

Fan Force have announced the cinema release  of Rosemary’s Way, the feature documentary that has charmed audiences at Festivals around the world. Rosemary’s Way celebrates the remarkable Rosemary Kariuki, 2021 Australian of the Year – Local Hero, and the group of vulnerable migrant women of suburban Sydney whose lives she helps transform from isolation to connection. 

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Culturally diverse children miss out on early childhood education, so more vulnerable

Education today | Published: Thursday, 25 March 2021

Attendance at early childhood education makes a difference for the development of all children but children from diverse backgrounds are less likely to go.

These children continue to be more likely to be developmentally vulnerable at school entry than children from non-CALD backgrounds in each census since 2009, but that the gap has narrowed over time.

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Quashed anti-racism campaign highlights need for national response

Third Sector | Published: Thursday, 25 March 2021

A Sydney mayor’s derailing of an anti-racism campaign highlights the need for a coordinated national response to racism in Australia, according to Australia’s largest refugee and migration resettlement support provider, Settlement Services International (SSI).

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