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Third Meeting | Council on Economic Participation for Refugees | April 2019 - Centre for Policy Development
Key documents: Agenda Participants list Briefing materials Meeting summary The third meeting of the Council on Economic Participation for Refugees was held on 11/12 April 2019 at the Canberra office of the Boston Consulting Group. The meeting was timely. It started on the day Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the next Federal election and after a number of national policy reviews critical to the Council’s work. These developments combined to ensure a concerted focus on opportunities to boost the economic and social participation of humanitarian migrants in Australia. The objectives of the third Council meeting were to: Build momentum and an implementation pathway for governance, policy and programming reforms to boost integration, employment and settlement outcomes for refugees, including the priorities of: a centre of gravity within the federal government for relevant services including employment, language and settlement services, with appropriate links to state and local governments place-based approaches to achieving greater economic and social participation for refugees involving holistic support, employer engagement and coordination of key services including employment, language and settlement, and greater employer engagement in boosting sustainable employment for refugees. Inaugural meeting of the Local Areas Strategic Partnership group including sharing of recent developments in Wyndham, approaches taken in other...