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SSI Allianz Scholarship Program

One-off scholarships of up to $5000 to students preparing to undertake tertiary study in New South Wales, Queensland or Victoria.

Intergenerational Report reinforces need for forward-looking immigration strategies to bolster Australia’s future

Today’s release of the 2023 Intergenerational Report (IGR) shows the important role migration plays in sustaining the health of Australia’s ageing nation and the importance of long-term planning to strengthen the country’s migration system.  

SSI congratulates Senate on resoundingly defeating move for immigration plebiscite

Settlement Services International today congratulated the Australian Senate for rejecting Pauline Hanson’s move to hold a plebiscite on Australia's immigration levels.

Canadian immigration minister meets refugee entrepreneurs at Ignite

Canada’s refugee-turned-minister of immigration, Ahmed Hussen, was recently in Sydney during a multi-city visit to Australia, taking time to visit SSI Ignite Small Business Start-ups at the Addison Road Community Centre offices in Marrickville.

SSI welcomes public discussion about population policy and immigration

Settlement Services International (SSI) welcomes the opportunity for a broader conversation about population policy in Australia that has been recently provided by political commentary and by media coverage of Australia’s immigration figures and rising population.

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).

SSI Legal – A dedicated team making a difference, one legal case at a time  

Earlier this year, our team at SSI Legal Pty Ltd. launched SSI’s very own legal service dedicated to providing immigration and citizenship assistance to clients across Australia. Our mission is simple: to guide our clients through the complex migration system, making it more simple, affordable, and accessible to everyone.   Senior Lawyer, Stephanie Camilleri, along with […]

SSI’s 2024-25 pre-budget submission – Addressing skills shortages and promoting multiculturalism 

Amidst the challenges of skills shortages, an aging population, and escalating cost of living pressures, it is critical all Australian residents are supported to reach their potential and contribute to their community. 

Refugee intake increase a step in the right direction

An uplift in Australia’s refugee intake announced today is a welcome step forward that will support some of the world’s most vulnerable individuals and families, according to one of Australia’s largest refugee resettlement providers.

Urgent action needed to close loopholes and protect temporary migrant workers

Harrowing stories of temporary migrant exploitation detailed in a report released today highlight the need for urgent action to protect temporary migrant workers, according to migrant and refugee services providers Settlement Services International (SSI).

New funding offers long-awaited relief for settlement providers

New funding announced by the Federal Government yesterday will provide vital support for organisations working on the frontline to support refugees and migrants to successfully settle in Australia, according to the non-profit organisation, Settlement Services International (SSI).

Billion-dollar benefit: new report identifies five ways to harness untapped skilled workforce

Skilled migrants and refugees already living in Australia are an overlooked solution to Australia’s wide-reaching skills shortages, which if harnessed could inject billions of dollars into the economy, according to a new report.

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Migration Inquiry

Immigration has been a central feature of Australia’s social, cultural and civic life and a defining element of our economic, social and cultural development.

New leadership for veteran Queensland community organisation

Queensland-based non-profit Access Community Services (Access) has welcomed an experienced psychologist and senior executive to lead the organisation as it strengthens its legacy of supporting individuals and families across the state.

SSI welcomes new ‘community sponsorship’ program

Refugee support agency Settlement Services International (SSI) commends the Federal Government for the roll out of its national ‘community sponsorship’ program. 

Former Fairfax CEO joins NFP board

Former media executive Greg Hywood has joined the board of Settlement Services International (SSI), a non-profit organisation that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential.

Government congratulated for refugee inclusion in new border arrangements

Settlement Services International (SSI) has congratulated the Australian Government for including humanitarian entrants in its further steps to reopen Australia and secure its economic recovery.