This edition’s theme, Shared Experience and Learning from African Communities in Australia, addresses the diversity represented by the many African communities in Australia, their challenges and their contributions to our society and to shared goals.
The contributors explore challenges that many of Australia’s African communities are facing every day. A number of authors write about the barriers faced by new and emerging African communities with regards to employment, education and settlement in Australia, in particular their unfamiliarity with services and institutions.
“The strength and resilience demonstrated in the articles in this issue provide an example of how new communities are working to establish themselves and enhance Australian society through participation and contribution”.
Dr Emma Campbell, Director of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA)