Refugee Resettlement in Australia: What We Know and Need to Know

Bibliography File Note.

Type
Journal Article

Author
Farida Fozdar

Author
Lisa Hartley

URL
http://ift.tt/2awTSfg

Volume
32

Issue
3

Pages
23-51

Publication
Refugee Survey Quarterly

ISSN
1020-4067, 1471-695X

Date
09/01/2013

Journal Abbr
Refugee Survey Quarterly

DOI
10.1093/rsq/hdt009

Accessed
2016-08-04 03:21:09

Library Catalog
rsq.oxfordjournals.org.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au

Language
en

Abstract
The year 2011 marked the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Refugee Convention. It is thus an appropriate time to review the situation of refugees in one of the few signatory countries that accepts United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-approved refugees, Australia. Australia takes around 14,000 refugees annually, from countries in the African, Middle Eastern, and Asian regions. The Australian Government funds a range of services to assist the settlement process, and these are recognized as among the best in the world. While these services provide assistance in the areas of employment, education and training, housing, language, health, social support, and cultural orientation, there is room for improvement to ensure social inclusion. This article provides an overview of research undertaken with this population over the last 15 years investigating some of the key barriers to social inclusion. It outlines a number of matters in need of policy improvement, and areas for further research.

Short Title
Refugee Resettlement in Australia

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