Policy Briefing Paper – Facilitating Better Employment Opportunities for Refugee-background Migrants and People Seeking Asylum in Australia

Social and economic inclusion of refugees is beneficial for host countries and it is within the country’s best interest to best utilise the skills, experience and expertise of those that settle and seek refuge in Australia. (Correa-Velez, Spaaij et al. 2013; Janet, 2004)

In 2017 Dr Nadera Hayat Burhani and Dr Jawid Sayed were employed as Community Researchers at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne. Both have been granted refugee status in Australia.

The resulting Policy Briefing Paper aims to make specific, implementable policy recommendations to reduce barriers and facilitate improved employment opportunities for refugee-background migrants and people seeking asylum living in Australia. These recommendations are based on a literature review of 33 Australian studies published between 2000 and 2016.

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