ABC News: Refugee resettlement program offers hope of easing Australia’s crippling labour shortage

ABC News: Refugee resettlement program offers hope of easing Australia’s crippling labour shortage

Rachel Mealey (ABC News) covers the arrival of Syrain refugees Essam Mahmoud, Douaa Mardini and their two children through the Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP), in the context of the current skill shortage in Australia. “We are very...
ABC News: Watch CEO Lisa Button discuss the new community sponsorship program on news special, ‘Displaced’

ABC News: Watch CEO Lisa Button discuss the new community sponsorship program on news special, ‘Displaced’

CEO Lisa Button joins Sarah Dingle to discuss how the new Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot, ‘CRISP’, gives the Australian public an opportunity to get involved in a growing global movement of community sponsorship. “I think...
SBS News: Australians can now sponsor refugees in need of resettlement under new pilot program

SBS News: Australians can now sponsor refugees in need of resettlement under new pilot program

The program will allow Australians to form a group to welcome a refugee household to their area, helping them to settle in their new home. The scheme is modelled on a Canadian scheme that has resettled more than 325,000 refugees over 40 years. Refugees in urgent need...