The Interagency Settlement Group (ISG) was established in August 2009 to improve coordination between the Australian Government and the Western Australian Government in relation to settlement services for humanitarian entrants and new migrants. It is a joint initiative of OMI and the Commonwealth Government (Department of Social Services and Department of Immigration and Border Protection).
The ISG is chaired by the Executive Director of OMI. It comprises representatives of Commonwealth, State and local government agencies involved in the delivery of settlement services to migrants.
The ISG provides a single structure for action-oriented settlement planning and information sharing at the State level. This includes a forum through which all three tiers of government, in consultation with relevant non-government stakeholders, can provide coordinated and strategic support and necessary services for target group migrants and humanitarian entrants under several priority areas.
The priority areas are:
Key areas of focus for 2016 include employment of skilled migrants, social cohesion and the Syrian refugee intake.
The ISG aspires to achieve two broad objectives:
The ISG considers issues relating to: