Dropped from the moon – the settlement experiences of refugee communities in Tasmania

Meg Webb 2007, Refugees, Reports, Research library

This study explores the settlement experiences of people from refugee communities who arrived in Tasmania in the period 1996-2006. Many aspects of life in Tasmania suit refugee communities and promote good settlement outcomes. However, there are still service gaps and refugees experience difficulties in housing, employment, poverty, English language, family reunion, social isolation and racism. Although all low-income populations in Tasmania are currently suffering from a crisis in affordable housing stocks and high regional unemployment, problems for refugees are exacerbated by cultural unfamiliarity and racial discrimination.

Summary
Publication Type
Report
Publication Date
2007
Authors
Jo Flanagan
Key Subject Area(s)
Youth, Social Justice