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Settle in Australia

Help our newest arrivals build their lives in Australia.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Refugee and Migrant Services Advisory Council

The Refugee and Migrant Services Advisory Council (RaMSAC) is a ministerially appointed body providing practical advice to the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs on improving settlement outcomes for humanitarian entrants and other migrants.

The role of the Council is to:

  • provide advice on policies, programs and services that support positive settlement outcomes
  • identify priorities relevant to migrants and refugees in order to advise the Minister
  • liaise and consult with the community, service providers and stakeholders on key areas of focus determined by the Minister
  • seek advice from migrants and refugees on their views of proposed program and policy changes

RaMSAC consists of a core membership of up to 6 members. To supplement the advice of members, other experts on refugee and migrant services will provide subject matter advice as required.​​

Employer's Guide to Working with Refugees

As part of their work providing advice on improving settlement outcomes for humanitarian entrants RaMSAC members determined that engaging with Australian businesses is key to improving refugee employment outcomes. RaMSAC identified that there is significant appetite in the private sector for employing refugees, but noted that it is largely untapped. An employer's guide to working with refugees: Unlocking new sectors of Australia's workforce talent​ highlights the benefits to business of employing refugees, showcases the experience of employers that have done so successfully, and shares some best practice advice.​

The Refugee and Migrant Services Advisory Council (RaMSAC) Membership