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Scanlon Foundation Research Institute

Scanlon Foundation Research Institute

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The Scanlon Foundation Research Institute (SFRI) exists as a bridge between academic insight and public thought, undertaking research to help Australia advance as a welcoming, prosperous and cohesive nation. SFRI podcasts link thought to action to ensure informed debate drives the agenda, and empower the critical thinking that will help drive Australia’s social cohesion forward.
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How migrant small businesses contribute to Australian neighbourhoods

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How migrant small businesses contribute to Australian neighbourhoods
In this episode Senior Researcher Trish Prentices discusses her recent essay for the Institute titled ‘From the far side of the world to the corner of your street’. Trish interviews some of the migrant small business owners featured in the essay to explore the social role that small businesses play in our neighbourhoods.
May 10, 2021
Australia's Chinese lesson: The nation's urgent need to engage with international students from China
Writers James Button and Julie Szego discuss the Institute's latest narrative, exploring the rapidly-shifting context in which students from the People's Republic of China (PRC) come to Australia.
January 29, 2020
Australia's English Problem: How to renew our once celebrated Adult Migrant English Program
Stefan Delatovic speaks to Walkley award winning journalist James Button about the current landscape of English language learning among migrants and refugees in Australia and, in particular, the state of Australia's Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).
July 29, 2019