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Australia eyes Canada-style community sponsorship model in overhaul of refugee program

Scheme involves private or community groups covering financial costs and settlement support for humanitarian entrants

The Morrison government is eyeing a Canadian model of community sponsorship of refugees after a review of Australia’s support program.

  • Katharine Murphy
  • The Guardian

Guardian Australia understands the government is looking favourably at some elements of the Canadian scheme where private groups or community organisations cover the financial costs…

Canada has welcomed more than 300,000 refugees since the community sponsorship program has been in place since the…

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