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Wednesday, 26 June 2013
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Immigration and Citizenship

(Question No. 1342)

Ms Gambaro asked the Minister representing the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, in writing, on 5 February 2013:

In respect of the information booklet The Settlement Journey: Strengthening Australia through migration,

(a) can he provide the names of (i) all intended stakeholders, and (ii) the stakeholders who were consulted during its initial development, and the respective dates,

(b) in what other languages is it published,

(c) how many copies have been printed and distributed since its launch in August 2012,

(d) can he indicate which stakeholders it has been distributed to since its launch,

(e) how many times has it been updated since first published, and what content was updated each time, and

(f) have any stakeholder surveys been undertaken to identify its utility and effectiveness; if so, when, and can he (i) indicate which stakeholders participated, and (ii) provide their feedback.

Mr Brendan O'Connor: The Minister for Multicultural Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(a) (i) The intended audience of the booklet includes settlement service providers, government, the media and the general public.

(ii) The booklet was developed in consultation with the Refugee Resettlement Advisory Council, the Settlement Council of Australia, the Refugee Council of Australia and the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network. Comments and input were provided in May and June 2012.

(b) English only.

(c) 10,000 copies of the booklet have been printed. Approximately 4,600 copies have been distributed as at 4 June 2013.

(d) Stakeholders who have received a copy of the booklet include all Members of Parliament and Senators, all settlement service providers, the Australian Multicultural Council, People of Australia Ambassadors, selected academics, Canberra-based stakeholders who attended the launch of the booklet on 23 August 2012, the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, officers of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and other Commonwealth Government agencies, State and Territory Government multicultural officers and the people who contributed their photos and stories to the booklet.

(e) The booklet was launched on 23 August 2012, and the content has not been updated since that time.

(f) No stakeholder surveys have been undertaken.