On Monday November 7, 2022 The Edmund Rice Centre launched its new research report Settlement Cities Report: A place-based study of Australia’s major refugee settlement destinations. The report is about the settlement experiences of refugees in Australia. It takes a place-based approach to refugee settlement, focusing on the LGAs where refugees most frequently settle in Australia.
Based on in-depth qualitative interviews and focus groups with refugees and local service providers, the report highlights:
- the aspirations, achievements and challenges refugees experience when settling in Australia
- how refugees feel about the places they now live in
- refugee experiences of community and belonging
- challenges and strategies for equitable access to local services