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Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre (BEMAC)

BEMAC produces & stages multicultural artists from different cultural backgrounds.

SSI case worker commended at 2015 Australian Migration and Settlement Awards

Settlement Services International (SSI) case worker Nedhal Amir has been recognised as a finalist in the 2015 Migration and Settlement Awards for her ongoing commitment to supporting new migrants and refugees living in Australia.

Empowering Communities and Building Bridges: how Marziyah’s lived experience informs her work at SSI

SSI Gambling Harm Prevention Program Coordinator, Marziyah Razi shares her journey arriving in Australia as a refugee and how her past experiences have influenced and motivated her efforts at SSI. As a dedicated volunteer, Marziyah also shares how she builds strong connections within the Afghan-Australian community in Melbourne. Tell us about your resettlement journey? My […]

Refugee Week 2023

“It wasn’t easy to get a job. After all this experience I had in my country – 15 years – I had to start from scratch.” Read Full Story “I have dedicated almost 20 years of my life to my profession – I cannot leave it behind. I dream of working again as a dentist, […]

From the CEO: Anniversaries highlight Australia’s welcoming spirit

February marks two anniversaries that highlight the generosity and success of Australia’s approach to refugee resettlement.

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.

In conversation: SSI New Beginnings Ambassador Shyamla Eswaran talks diversity at New Beginnings Festival.

This annual festival brings thousands of Sydneysiders together to enjoy the creative, culinary and artistic talents of people from refugee, migrant and First Nations backgrounds.

Former coach of Afghanistan women’s national football team makes Newcastle home

For 29-year-old refugee and former assistant manager of an Afghan Premier League team, Khorsand Yousofzai, the tranquillity of his new home in Newcastle, NSW, is just what he needs after a tumultuous period.

Inspirational community leader, Gail Ker, announces retirement

Nationally lauded and award-winning community leader Gail Ker OAM, CEO of Access Community Services Limited, is to retire effective December 31, 2021.

How SSI helped Lin discover his passions after suddenly losing his vision

Shortly after migrating to Australia in 2015, Zhen Hua Lin suffered an allergic reaction to antibiotics that rendered him completely vision impaired.

On the road to success and independence

For the past six years, Adam Dib, a 28-year-old man living with cerebral palsy, has been determined to gain his driver’s licence.

SSI supports refugee family with son on the autism spectrum

Iranian refugee Solmaz Hamdi Hesari arrived in Australia in April 2019 with her husband and their son, who lives with a disability.

From the CEO: The Syrian civil war 10 years on

This month marks 10 years since the beginning of the Syrian civil war -- a conflict that has displaced more than half of the country’s pre-war population and left a staggering 80 per cent of the current population living beneath the poverty line.