No one teaches you to become an Australian

December 2017

© Commonwealth of Australia 2017
ISBN: 978-1-74366-718-7

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Committee membership

  Committee Secretariat

Terms of reference


1. Introduction

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of the report
  Economic benefits of migration

2. Settlement services

  What is settlement?
  What are settlement services?
  Committee comment
  Time for settlement
  Committee comment
  State settlement services
  Local settlement services
  Committee comment

3. Education and language

  English language proficiency
  Adult Migrant English Program
  Committee comment
  Additional community views on settlement support
  Committee comment
  Skills for education and employment
  Academic proficiency
  Transitioning to mainstream education and employment
  Key reasons for leaving school
  Children as interpreters
  Committee comment

4. Employment

  The importance of employment
  Statistical snapshot of migrant employment
  Barriers to employment
  Committee comment
  Youth Transition Support Pilot
  Committee comment

5. Additional challenges facing migrants

  Community perceptions

6. Extracurricular activities

  Sport and the arts
  Committee comment

7. Migrant youth

  Young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds
  Youth Crime
  Intervention strategies
  Mentoring programs
  Committee comment
  Justice re-investment
  Committee comment
  Cancellation under the Migration Act
  Community views on the character test
  Violent extremism
  Committee comment

8. Delegation report

  Background to the delegation
  Aims and objectives of the Delegation

A. List of submissions

B. List of exhibits

C. List of public hearings

D. Delegation program

E. Unique offenders by country of birth and age - January 2014 to December 2016

Dissenting report

  Path to Settlement and Genuine Welcome

Dissenting report

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on Migration
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4560