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What’s it like to be young and from overseas in Australia?

The first ever census of young Australians from refugee and migrant backgrounds paints a mixed picture of optimism and belonging against a backdrop of ongoing discrimination

  • By Professor Johanna Wyn, Dr Rimi Khan and Dr Babak Dadvand, University of Melbourne

The majority of refugee and migrant young Australians feel strongly that they belong here, despite almost half experiencing some form of discrimination or unfair treatment in the past twelve months, the first Multicultural Youth Australia Census shows.

Muzur 7gNearly 2,000 young people aged 15 to 25 from refugee and migrant backgrounds took part in the census, which was conducted in September and…

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