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SSI’s Yamamah Agha recognised as one of Pro Bono Australia’s ‘Impact 25’ Winners

Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 Awards recognise the most influential people in the sector as nominated and voted for by their peers.

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.  

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.

Australia must increase humanitarian intake amidst record-breaking displacement

One of Australia’s largest refugee resettlement providers has called for urgent action to lift Australia’s humanitarian intake, as new research shows the number of people experiencing forced displacement increased at a record-breaking rate in 2022.

Australia’s newest refugee resettlement hub offers blueprint for regional communities

The successful establishment of Australia’s newest refugee resettlement regional hub could offer lessons for optimising refugee resettlement in other regional locations, with new research showing increasingly positive community sentiment towards the new residents.

Celebrating and appreciating the rich cultural diversity of Logan

Access Community Services hosted the first ever World of Cultures event in multicultural Logan last month, in what will become an annual occasion.  

SSI digital literacy course gives mature-aged refugees better education, employment opportunities

One hundred and five people from refugee backgrounds have increased digital independence, English language proficiency and access to online services thanks to a program coordinated by Settlement Services International (SSI).

Generous donor gives laptops to refugee families struggling with homeschooling

Many refugee families attempting to homeschool during lockdown are finding it particularly difficult without access to suitable technology.

Female refugees gaining confidence and independence with tailored short course

Navitas English, in collaboration with Settlement Services International (SSI), is helping make everyday life activities easier for female refugees through a short practical course tailored specifically to their needs.

SSI offices turned into vaccination hub for asylum seeking communities

On Thursday, SSI began facilitating the vaccination of people from asylum and refugee backgrounds out of our Parramatta office, as part of Western Sydney Local Health District’s outreach program to reach vulnerable communities.

Consistency required in approach to international COVID-19 outbreaks

Australia’s robust COVID-19 containment system could open the door for citizens and visa holders in India who are seeking to return home, according to community organisation and social business Settlement Services International (SSI).

Western Sydney youth come together ‘more than ever’ to celebrate Youth Week

Members of the NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP) Youth Workers Network will kick off Youth Week 2021 at an event featuring a variety of activities, including a youth-led panel discussion and the premiere of the video Youth Speak.

Culturally diverse children missing out on early childhood education are more likely to face vulnerability

Early childhood education in the pre-school years is critical to a strong start in life.

‘The Melody of Humanity’ video celebrates Human Rights Day

In the spirit of Human Rights Day, The Melody of Humanity, a cross-cultural and multilingual music video, was launched at the Community Refugee Welcome Centre in Callan Park, Lilyfield on December 10.

‘The Melody of Humanity’ video launch for Human Rights Day

The Community Refugee Welcome Centre in Callan Park, Lilyfield, will observe Human Rights Day, Thursday, December 10, by launching The Melody of Humanity, a cross-cultural and multilingual music video.

With 2020-21 Budget, Australia is building back worse not better

Settlement Services International is dismayed that Australia’s 2020-21 Budget has delivered stimulus and incentives to businesses and those on high incomes by sacrificing those most vulnerable — in Australia and overseas – to a future of destitution.

From the CEO: A global perspective on refugee settlement

The ‘international’ in Settlement Services International is not an aspiration. It is a reflection of the critical work we do engaging with our peers to gain a global perspective on, and contribute to, international dialogue on refugee and migration issues.

From the CEO – SSI takes local knowledge to a global stage

SSI continues to see the great benefit in engaging with significant international events such as the UNHCR Annual Tripartite Consultations for Refugees and the NGO consultations in Geneva.

SSI Celebrates Refugee Week 2018

During Refugee Week we recognise the contribution of refugees around the world and address the current living situation of thousands of displaced human beings around the world.

SSI opens new office in Armidale

Settlement Services International (SSI) is proud to announce the opening of its new Armidale office, which will be a hub providing essential settlement services and fostering independence for Yazidi refugees within the Armidale area.