Principal Sponsors

Migration and Refugee Research Network (MARRnet) is a dynamic network of researchers, service providers, students and community members that aims to foster research collaboration and innovation, promote intercultural understanding and improve settlement outcomes for asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants.

The network has membership from a range of disciplines from all three  South Australian public Universities in the fields of visual arts, law, education, public health, psychology, political theory, nursing, international studies, migration and population studies, as well as government representatives and service providers from a range of organisations.  

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Founded over a century ago, Colin Biggers & Paisley is one of the oldest legal practices in the country. Today we have nearly 400 staff, offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and a track record of excellence and high partner engagement that is second to none.

We provide first-class legal advice and representation. Our lawyers are experts in construction, insurance, property, government, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, employment and safety, planning and environment, restructuring and insolvency, transport and logistics.

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Vivienne Court Trading Pty Ltd is a fast paced growing company with multiple sites across the globe; a high-frequency arbitrage firm that trades the markets using proprietary black box algorithms. Our job is to generate high returns in order to reward each employee and to fulfil our joint goal: to make a difference.

We believe that a business does not need to have profit as its sole objective to be highly profitable. We believe that financial wealth should be the by-product and not the end goal of our work. We believe that a focus on employees, on why we as individuals go to work each day, should be the real obligation of an employer. We believe that we can be highly competitive, aiming to be the best in our field, while our team reap high personal rewards. So we do what we do best, so we are in a position to support others to do what they do best.

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MDA’s vision is a better future for all.  For over 20 years we’ve fostered a welcoming, inclusive, globally-connected and economically strong community. We deliver settlement services to all newly arrived refugees to Queensland under the Commonwealth’s Humanitarian Services Program (HSP).  We also work with international students, people seeking asylum, new migrants and emerging and host communities to ensure that everyone can thrive and prosper. We show up for our clients and communities and our work is driven by purpose, ethics, fearlessness and a belief in abundance.  As one of Queensland’s largest multicultural agencies, we have a reputation for quality and accountability.

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In Australia, Red Cross works with people who have endured war, fled from conflict or experienced persecution; with people who’ve been trafficked or forced into marriage against their will; with people who’ve been separated from their loved ones because of conflict, disaster or migration; and with others who might not have any other support.

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Overseas Services to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (OSSTT) is a non-government, not-for-profit organization that provides specialist counselling and support services to asylum seekers and refugees on Nauru and Manus Island. Counsellors employed by OSSTT are experienced torture and trauma counsellors from member agencies of the Forum of Australian Services to Survivors of Torture and Trauma.

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The St Vincent de Paul Society assists people to overcome disadvantage, strengthen their capabilities and live more independently, successfully and productively. Fondly known as Vinnies, we are a volunteer-driven organisation firmly anchored in the community and have been transforming the lives of people experiencing disadvantage and hardship in New South Wales for over 135 years. We do this through our professional services, volunteer home visitation program and through our advocacy work, where we seek to influence public policy and community sentiment.

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SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality. SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves.

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The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

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The Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University is a centre for research, postgraduate teaching, critical scholarship and advocacy on human rights. It leads ethical scholarship, enabling individual agency and community engagement on human rights and social justice through the study and promotion of human rights at local, national and international levels. The Centre offers postgraduate courses in human rights that explore a range of contemporary, cutting-edge issues in human rights that can be studied on campus at Curtin University or online.

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AMES Australia is one of the nation’s leading migrant, refugee and asylum seeker settlement agencies.  Each year it supports more than 30,000 new arrivals to settle in Australia through orientation programs, English tuition, vocational skills training and employment services. The organisation is a leader in navigating social change while also supporting migrants and refugees achieve their social and economic goals.

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RAPPP 2019 Sponsorship in Memory of Michele Harris OAM

For exciting sponsorship opportunities for 2019 contact

Georgie McGrillen at or on (02) 9211 9333.