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Rising hip hop stars Elsy Wameyo and Birdz headline celebration of multicultural creatives

From First Nations to newcomers, innovators, movers, shakers and everyone in between, New Beginnings Festival is where you belong.

National DFV consultation kicks off in Logan

National Children’s Commissioner leads inaugural Queensland roundtable that raises the voices of children from CALD backgrounds impacted by family and domestic violence.

New research holds clues to activating untapped skilled workforce

Refugee women have the qualifications, skills, and motivation Australian employers need in order to alleviate critical skills shortages, but a web of barriers prevents them from achieving their economic potential, according to research released today.

Untapped Potential: Research Launch Event

Please join us for the launch of Untapped Potential research, conducted by NATSEM at the University of Canberra, in collaboration with SSI, which explores trends and disparities in the economic participation of migrant and refugee women in Australia. A policy brief, Unlocking Potential, will also be launched which outlines ways to unlock the potential of […]

Greater funding stability positive step for NSW non-profits

NSW Labor Party’s promise to increase funding terms for a minimum of five years if elected is a welcome commitment to stabilise the state’s social services sector according to leading non-profit Settlement Services International (SSI).

Queensland NFPs trade competition for collaboration

Queensland non-profits in the multicultural space are walking the talk on collaboration, launching a new executive network this week that will foster partnership, not competition, in the sector.

Migrant, refugee wellbeing at the heart of Federal Budget measures

New measures to clear Australia’s visa backlog, review multicultural policies and tackle racism show the Federal Government is putting wellbeing of all communities at the centre of its national budget, according to non-profit Settlement Services International (SSI).  

Ignite graduate makes art to educate, inspire and heal

It was obvious from a young age that Tyler Stackman was artistic, but a chance meeting last year helped transform his talent into a business.

Gambling victim shares story to raise awareness during Gambling Harm Awareness Week

During Gambling Awareness Week, mother-of-two *Mila Ong shared her family’s story to reveal the impact problem gambling can have on an individual and those around them, and to show others that help is available.

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.

SSI launches home care worker recruitment campaign across NSW and ACT

Settlement Services International (SSI) has today launched a recruitment campaign to attract, train and provide ongoing support and long-term career opportunities to talent across NSW and the ACT as part of the Home Care Workforce Support Program (HCWSP).

New project to take an intersectional approach to women in leadership

Diversity Council Australia (DCA), along with partners Settlement Services International (SSI) and Chief Executive Women, are delighted about today’s announcement by the Minister for Women, Katy Gallagher, that the federal government would be investing in work to enhance opportunities for culturally and racially marginalised (CARM) women to move into workplace leadership roles.

From the CEO: Why CALD communities and organisations must support an Indigenous Voice to Parliament

The proposed referendum to establish an Indigenous Voice to Parliament is an opportunity for multicultural community service organisations to step up to support communities whose experiences can be similar to those of the migrants and refugees we support.

Emergency humanitarian relief program delivers food packages to displaced Afghans

Families impacted by the growing crisis in Afghanistan are receiving emergency relief, thanks to a new humanitarian relief program from Australian refugee support agency Settlement Services International (SSI), in partnership with the Asia Pacific Network of Refugees (APNOR).

National DFV plan shines a spotlight on forgotten women

A new national plan to end domestic and family violence (DFV) has taken steps towards addressing the needs of an often overlooked group of women who sit at the intersection of gender, and race and culture, according to non-profit Settlement Services International (SSI).

Digital inclusion and family separation remain problems for refugees despite resilience during pandemic

Newly arrived refugees in Australia have been resilient in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research launched this week by Settlement Services International and Western Sydney University.

Workforce Australia review cannot overlook migrant and refugee jobseekers again

The Federal Government’s review of the Workforce Australia scheme must address a gaping hole that has left migrant and refugee communities without adequate support, according to leading non-profit Settlement Services International (SSI).

NSW government extends employment support program for refugees

Refugees and people seeking asylum living in NSW will continue to have access to pathways to secure, long-term employment thanks to the extension of the Refugee Employment Support Program (RESP) delivered by Settlement Services International (SSI) and partners.