Small towns, Big returns
The economic and social impact of the Karen resettlement in Nhill
Co-written by Deloitte Access Economics and AMES this report looks at the positive outcomes for refugees who have been resettled in Nhill as well as the effect on the community.
Increased resettlement of migrants and refugees in regional Australia has been an on-going focus of the policies of successive governments. One recent regional resettlement experience, initiated at the local level, has yielded significant outcomes for a small regional community and the refugees involved.
This case study – Small towns, Big returns – provides new and important insights into the economic and social value that can accrue through these initiatives, and identifies factors that contribute to their success. These insights can both create the case for, and inform planning of, resettlement in other Australian communities.