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"People come permanently to Australia in one of two ways: through the Migration Program or the Refugee and Humanitarian Program (‘the refugee program’). The Migration Program is the main program, which people use mainly to reunite with family or as skilled migrants ... "
"This summary highlights humanitarian arrivals in Queensland, and the progress in the activities outlined in the Refugee Health and Wellbeing policy and action plan for Queensland 2017 to 2020 for the time period April 2017 to March 2018 ... "
"The St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland helps all people in need, giving them a hand up in a number of different ways; aged care, support services, child and family; disability, disaster relief, education and more. Contact Head Office, West End, Anthony Forshaw.
"From a Brisbane backyard to one of Queensland’s most respected multicultural agencies. Multicultural Australia has been shaping a better future for all Queenslanders for over 20 years ... Dreaming together of a Queensland where everyone felt welcome and included, they committed to start a new organisation to support new Queenslanders. The Multicultural Development Association began, to deliver essential migrant services, advocate for multiculturalism and build a strong future for all Queenslanders."
"In 2015, there were over 65.3 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. Many have lost or been separated from their families, fleeing with just the clothes on their back. Their only way to survive is to leave everything behind and start a new life in a new, unfamiliar country. When they embark on this new journey – Access Community Services is here to help ... "
"Bangladesh-born finance specialist Shibli Chowdhury...moved to Australia in 2009 and has been part of the Dubbo Multicultural Group and Regional Development Australia Orana's migration settlement committee.
"One of the first places in Western Australia that the new wave of Syrian refugees is expected to call home is a suburb with street names seemingly out of a Beatrix Potter book, like Wintersweet Ramble and Threadleaf Way ... "
"To be a refugee in Australia, an asylum seeker must be assessed as meeting certain legal criteria. The meaning of a 'refugee' in the Migration Act 1958 (the Act) is a person in Australia who is..." (keep reading!)
"Australia's Refugee and Humanitarian Program helps people in humanitarian need who are:
*outside Australia (offshore), and need to resettle to Australia when they do not have any other durable solution available;
* already in Australia (onshore), and who want to seek protection after arriving in Australia"
"Seeking asylum in Australia is not illegal. In fact, it is a basic human right. All people are entitled to protection of their human rights, including the right to seek asylum, regardless of how or where they arrive in Australia ..."
"Brisbane City Council recognises the valuable contribution and benefits that cultural diversity brings to the city and is committed to Brisbane being a city where residents from refugee backgrounds are able to participate fully in civic life and are able to live without experiences of social exclusion, racism, discrimination and other forms of disadvantage ... "
"The Story Link Project aims to tackle discrimination through sharing diverse stories that encourage regional communities to practice empathy and inclusion. We hope to provide an environment where acceptance of diversity, knowledge of other cultures can be developed and celebrated."