Following the launch of our toolkit Steps to Settlement Success, the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) Migration Director, Shyla Vohra, is travelling to locations around Australia to support communities who are seeking to attract and retain migrants, in order to fill labour needs or contribute to population renewal.
Visits include holding community consultations, migrant and employer forums, meeting with local Council and other stakeholders and facilitating a workshop or roundtable on developing a migration strategy that is appropriate and relevant for the local community. Our Director is also interested in learning from communities who have successfully welcomed migrants and has been engaging with many stakeholders to hear their stories in order to contribute to knowledge sharing around the country.
Travel so far…
Shyla has so far visited three regions:
Rupanyup, Stawell and Horsham to discuss locally led strategies and experiences and upcoming needs.
St George, Queensland, for a meeting with local council and to facilitate a workshop on developing a locally led migration strategy.
South Australia to meet with key stakeholders in the Limestone Coast to discuss migration, services and employment in the region.
Next up is Dubbo, where Shyla will hold a migrant forum and an employer forum as well as participate in a roundtable on migration to the Orana region, hosted by RDA Orana.
In October, Shyla will travel to Kalgoorlie to convene a roundtable of stakeholders involved in migration to discuss attraction and retention of migrants.
Other locations around the country are yet to be determined and we welcome hearing from communities who may be interested in an event by RAI on migration, tailored for their community and region.
Get in touch with Shyla via email, or call 02 6260 3733.