Local jobs for local people

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Jobs change lives. They empower individuals, sustain families and strengthen communities. High unemployment levels affect many communities across Australia and the task of tackling this problem has traditionally fallen to the federal and state governments. Local councils are also in an excellent position to understand the changing needs of local … Read More

The Role of Local Government in Settlement and Multiculturalism

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“Although settlement planning and multicultural community relations strategies have historically adopted a top-down approach through leadership at federal level, much of the work on the ground has been undertaken at municipal level. What is currently missing in Australia is an agreed and effective inter-governmental strategy that harnesses the potential of … Read More

Migration and community experts to provide insights into cohesion at local level

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International migration experts and Australian local government leaders will meet in Melbourne on Wednesday, to share and discuss best practice approaches for addressing key challenges and opportunities at a local level. The second national Welcoming Cities Symposium on 1 March will feature keynote speakers Jill Helke, International Organization for Migration, … Read More

People On the Move: Global Migration’s Impact and Opportunity

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Migration has become a flashpoint for debate in many countries. But McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) research finds that it generates significant economic benefits—and more effective integration of immigrants could increase those benefits. Migrants make up just 3.4 percent of the world’s population, but MGI’s research finds that they contribute nearly … Read More

Building Social Cohesion in Our Communities

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Building Social Cohesion in Our Communities is an online evidence-based resource developed by the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government for the Australian Human Rights Commission under the National Anti-Racism Strategy. Local governments know and understand their communities much better than any other level of government. Through strategic planning … Read More