For refugee and Migrants Australia provide wide range of programs to provide accommodation and health services. And also services like English language tuition and interpreting services. From last 10 years, the bulk of permanent migrants becoming skilled and English-speaking. Settlement services have increasingly focused on refugees and social reformer beginners.
The 2011 census found, within the Australian population, that:
- 27% were first generation migrants
- 33% of migrants came from South-East Asia
- 49% of longer-standing migrants and 67% of recent arrivals spoke a language other than English at home
- religious affiliations were: 68% Christian, 2.5% Buddhist, 2.2% Muslim, 1.3% Hindu, 0.5% Jewish and 22.3% no religion.
Source: Compiled from data published on the DIAC web site (www.immi.gov.au).
So, here is some useful Facebook groups and other groups for expats in Australia
- https://www.facebook.com/Australian citizenship
Self-represented witnessing: the use of social media by asylum seekers in Australia’s offshore immigration detention centres
- The act of witnessing connects audiences with distant suffering.
The Complex Case Support program
In October 2008 is CCS implemented nationally. This includes situations like pre-migration experiences, severe physical and mental health conditions. The group consist more than 30 organisations. CCS experienced in providing case management services to social reformer beginners.
The Settlement Grants Program
The program is plan to meet the settlement needs of recently family stream migrants. The SGP helps new arrivals in finding jobs, accommodation, health care and other services. The focus is on building individuals self-support and bringing connections with mainstream services.
Published by: Antika