Conference February 2017
The Refugee Council of Australia and UNSW Sydney Grand Challenges hosted the inaugural conference Refugee Alternatives: Improving Policy, Practice and Public Support, held 22- 23 February 2017 (www.refugeealternatives.org.au). The Refugee Alternatives Conference was a unique event that utilised the vast knowledge and expertise of those with lived experiences. By partnering with those that are best placed to find solutions to current issues, the Conference was able to ensure over 40% of the 70 speakers and moderators were from refugees and asylum seekers backgrounds.
Conference February 2018
In 2018, the Refugee Council of Australia joined forces with the team at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute at the University of Melbourne to hold the second Refugee Alternatives Conference.