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Advocacy

The first big advocacy win that CRSA contributed to was, of course, the announcement of the CRISP program. The success of this program is CRSA’s current focus, but that doesn’t mean that our advocacy work has ended!

We continue to advocate for policies, programs and resources to ensure that community-led efforts to welcome and support refugees can grow and improve Australia’s humanitarian migration program in line with our organisational mission.

Our current policy priorities include:

  • advocacy work to ensure that the CRISP program becomes permanent and additional to the humanitarian intake quota;
  • advocacy, research and design work to create an affordable ‘named’ sponsorship program allowing Australians to sponsor refugees they know; and
  • establishing educational sponsorship pathways for refugees wishing to settle in Australia.