2023 Strategic Directions Report

Over the past nine months Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania, in partnership with the Multicultural Council of Tasmania and MRC North, embarked on a statewide consultation project to inform the State Governments next Multicultural Action.  Over 800 people responded to our online survey and more than 200 people attended community forums across the state, providing valuable feedback on the success and challenges of …

Notice: Annual General Meeting 2023

Notice is hereby given that the Migrant Resource Centre (Southern Tasmania) Inc., trading as Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas), will hold its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 25 October 2023 at 5.30pm at Level 1, 1A Anfield Street, Glenorchy. All members are welcome to attend, however due to space restrictions, RSVP is essential no later than 5pm on Tuesday …

MRC Tas supports SCOA’s Recommendations for review of Migration Program

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania supports the Settlement Council of Australia’s (SCOA) call for the Federal Government to adopt SCOA’s key recommendations outlined in their submission to the Migration Program Review.  MRC Tas also commends the Federal Government’s announcement that all skilled temporary migrants will be provided with a pathway to permanent residency, however, further action can be taken to make …

MRC Tas welcomes Federal Government’s changes to legislative instrument for evidence of domestic violence

MRC Tas welcomes changes from the Federal Government that will allow temporary visa holders experiencing domestic and family violence to submit evidence from a broader range of services.  As part of the Government’s commitment to supporting victims of domestic and family violence, the Department of Home Affairs undertook a comprehensive review of the legislative instrument that specifies the evidence that …

MRC Tas backs SCOA submission to Inquiry into Workforce Australia Employment Services

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania supports the Settlement Council of Australia’s (SCOA) main recommendations in its submission to the House Select Committee Inquiry into Workforce Australia Employment Services.  SCOA represents settlement agencies across Australia for people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, many of which provide employment support and services.  SCOA’s main recommendations in this submission include:  Employment support should be customised to …

MRC Tas welcomes Premier’s call to address visa delays

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania welcomes Premier Jeremy Rockliff’s call to the Commonwealth Government to urgently address the delays in processing permanent and provisional visas, published on 17 February 2023.  As Premier Rockliff stated, these delays impact the well-being of individuals who want to work and contribute to the Tasmanian community.  The long delays in processing permanent visas for migrants who …