Building a new life in Australia (BNLA) – a large scale, national longitudinal study of humanitarian migrants.

This study aims to understand the factors that impact the settlement journey of humanitarian migrants, from arrival through to eligibility for citizenship. It also assists with improving program delivery and policies.

A complex and challenging project conducted on behalf of the Department of Social Services (DSS). Fieldwork is undertaken by Colmar Brunton in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) who manage the design and data analysis as well as Multicultural Marketing and Management who undertake translation and interpreting services.

The study has been in demand for presentation at a number of conferences including Australian Institute of Family Studies 2014, Australian Social Policy 2015, AMSRS National Conference 2016, National Longitudinal Data Conference 2016.

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Footprints in Time – a longitudinal study of indigenous children (LSIC).

This study aims to improve the understanding of and policy response to the diverse circumstances faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, their families and communities. It provides a data resource that can be utilised by all levels of government, researchers, service providers, parents and communities.

Colmar Brunton has been responsible for data capture and cleaning for many years, with interviews conducted by the Department of Social Services Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Administration Officers (RAOs).

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