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Refugees and settlement

As part of its philosophy of inclusion, the Brotherhood aims to strengthen the capacity of new and emerging communities to participate in the social and economic life of Australia.

Many of our settlement services have been pioneered by the Ecumenical Migration Centre (EMC), which has been working with new arrivals since 1956. Today, the EMC, together with the African Australian Community Centre (AACC), leads the Brotherhood’s work in the areas of refugees, immigration and multiculturalism.

The Brotherhood works in partnership with communities, government and businesses in order to influence public policy and program development and achieve the social inclusion of our newest arrivals. We assist with settlement of refugees through:

  • services that focus on family, youth, employment, asylum seekers and settling in Australia, as well strengthening communities and their organisations (through complex casework and counselling, community development and organisational support for new and emerging communities)
  • the shaping of responsive service provision (through service development, advice, information, special projects across a range of sectors)
  • influencing public opinion and public policy (through advocacy, policy analysis, advice to government and community education)
  • innovation as a centre of knowledge and experience (through information, consultation and advice, documentation, action research, submissions and publications).

If you are keen to volunteer with us we'd love to hear from you.


What Works DVD

Our What Works DVD is available from the Ecumenical Migration Centre (EMC) and can be viewed below. The DVD was created by the Employment Action for Refugees Network, which is supported by the Brotherhood's EMC and Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre.


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