Monash School of Social Sciences Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Migration on migrant settlement outcomes_2017

We respond to the Terms of Reference in turn. We are mindful that the Committee is giving “particular consideration to social engagement of youth migrants, including involvement of youth migrants in anti-social behaviour such as gang activity, and the adequacy of the Migration Act 1958 character test provisions as a means to address issues arising from this behaviour”. Our submission reflects this focus, but also points to broader areas of concern which we believe are pressing. .