Terms of reference

The Joint Standing Committee on Migration shall inquire into and report on migrant settlement outcomes with reference to:
the mix, coordination and extent of settlement services available and the effectiveness of these services in promoting better settlement outcomes for migrants;
national and international best practice strategies for improving migrant settlement outcomes and prospects;
the importance of English language ability on a migrant’s, or prospective migrant’s settlement outcome;
whether current migration processes adequately assess a prospective migrant’s settlement prospects; and
any other related matter.
The Committee shall give particular consideration to social engagement of youth migrants, including involvement of youth migrants in anti-social behavior such as gang activity, and the adequacy of the Migration Act 1958 character test provisions as a means to address issues arising from this behavior.

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