WA Migration and Mobilities Update Conference

Belonging in Western Australia: Addressing Migrant and Refugee Inclusion

Belonging in Western Australia: Addressing Migrant and Refugee Inclusion

Event details


Date and time

  • 9am - 4.30pm
    Wednesday 28 August 2019

Event type

  • On Campus

Event Fee

  • $30 - 50


  • Registrations essential
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Hosted by The University of Western Australia

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Each year around 200,000 people move permanently to Australia, and many more come temporarily for work or education – how are we, as a community, meeting their needs?

Join us for the fifth annual WA Migration and Mobilities Update, a one-day conference bringing together policy makers, not-for-profits, communities and academics to discuss the topical issue of belonging in Western Australia and addressing migrant and refugee inclusion.

Various panel discussions and talks by speakers from a range of sectors will explore questions such as:

  • What does belonging look like?
  • What are migrants’ and ethnic minorities’ experiences of inclusion and exclusion?
  • How can services support belonging?
  • To what extent is Australia’s migration system inclusive?
  • How can we create inclusive spaces for migrants?
  • What are the roles of schools, local councils, the media, and service organisations in generating belonging?
Sociologist Professor Paolo Boccagni from the University of Trento, Italy, will give a keynote address on migrant home-making from a European perspective. 

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

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