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From the CEO: Reflecting on our past enables greater appreciation during Harmony Week

Family shares picnic lunch

Multiculturalism, social cohesion, and inclusion are at the heart of this week’s celebration of Harmony Week. Australia has a rich history of multiculturalism that has helped shape our country into the vibrant and diverse society that it is today.

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The power of peer support: talking disability in multicultural communities


Building your life in a new country can come with many challenges and it can help to have a group of people around you who understand your experiences. For peer group participants like Amreena, SSI’s Multicultural Peer Network (MPN) program has been a safe haven and a way to connect with community members who share her lived experience.

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What we’ve done at SSI to progress gender equality in the last 12 months

Two women stand smiling

International Women’s Day is a global celebration that has become a focal point in the women’s rights movement. It offers an opportunity to reflect on successes that have helped to advance gender equality. Here’s what we’ve been doing at SSI to progress women’s rights over the last 12 months.

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From the CEO: Refreshing our brand to reflect our evolving purpose

SSI's new logo and tagline: for equality of life

SSI’s brand – our image and visual identity – traces its roots back to where we began in 2000, as a small settlement agency supporting refugees in Sydney. Fast forward to today, we are a national not-for-profit organisation that offers a diverse range of human services and promotes equal opportunities for all.

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Pathway to permanency welcome news for refugees on temporary visas

Some 19,000 refugees on temporary visas will be able to apply for permanent visas under new changes announced by the Federal Government today.

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