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Real People. Real Solutions.

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Whether willingly migrating to another country or fleeing their home, people end up in Australia to start a new life with new opportunities. With Real People. Real Solutions. 

We’d like to present some first-person stories, as well as their advice to policymakers, fellow refugees and the wider community. We hope we contribute to both creating awareness of the barriers they face, as well as demonstrate the wisdom they possess.

The issues are multifaceted. The five chosen for this publication – housing, driving, credit & finances,  employment and ageing – have been brought to our attention by the communities we work with as being the most urgent. Spectrum MRC staff seek to empower people to work through these issues every day of the year. We’ve also included some recent statistics around these issues to provide the national picture and context.