Cities and Settlement

Cities and Settlement

CPD is proud to announce our Cities and Settlement Initiative, consisting of three pillars delivered over three years. The Cities and Settlement Initiative (CSI) aims to improve the economic participation of refugees in Australia....

How to better help refugees and asylum seekers enter the workforce on Life Matters

Published on ABC’s RN Tuesday 12 December 2017 9:06AM (view full episode) Download audio  Imagine moving to a new country and having to learn from scratch the systems of society. But the culture is so...

Council on Economic Participation for Refugees

Key documents: Full agenda Participant list First Council summary On 22 February 2018, CPD convened the first meeting of the Council on Economic Participation for Refugees (the Council), hosted by the Boston Consulting Group...

Settling Better: Reforming refugee employment and settlement services | REPORT | February 2017

As a nation built on immigration, humanitarian migrants (refugees and others in refugee-like situations) make up only a small proportion of the entrants who settle in Australia. Over time, however, these refugees have made...

Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration – December update

The Secretariat and members of the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (ADFM) have been busy since meeting in Kuala Lumpur in September 2016. After the New York Refugee Summits in September, the ADFM Secretariat...

Fellow John Menadue recounts immigration policies of PM Fraser on ABC’s AM

On Saturday CPD’s founding Chairperson and Fellow John Menadue AO spoke with Elizabeth Jackson on ABC Radio AM programme, commenting on recent remarks by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton about “mistakes” made in immigration policy...

CEO Travers McLeod calls for an integrated approach to foreign policy development

Our CEO Travers McLeod was invited to contribute a think-piece for the Australian Council for International Development’s October 2016 National Conference, entitled Australia Ahead of the Curve: An agenda for international development to 2025. ACFID asked...

CEO Travers McLeod talks forced migration and refugee intakes on RN ‘Drive’

On Wednesday night, Travers McLeod was invited on to the Radio National Drive Programme to discuss the recent high-level meetings on refugees and migrants. Travers spoke with Jonathan Green about the role Australia played...

One year after the Andaman Sea refugee crisis – is the region better prepared?

In May last year, the discovery of mass graves on the Thai-Malaysia border and stranding at sea of around 8,000 people fleeing Myanmar and Bangladesh cast the spotlight on the grave reality of forced migration in our...

Second meeting | ASIA DIALOGUE ON FORCED MIGRATION | January 2016

The second Dialogue meeting took place in late January 2016. Download key documents below and read on for more about the meeting, including photos. Key documents for the second Dialogue meeting: Participant profiles Full agenda and participant...