National Education Roundtable – Briefing Paper

This Briefing Paper provides an overview of the barriers to equitable access and engagement in primary and secondary education experienced by students from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Australia. It also highlights how COVID-19 has exacerbated these barriers.

This paper provides a point in time identification of educational issues faced by students, families, and educators/schools that limit the full participation of children and young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

The paper has been prepared by the National Educational Roundtable, a cross-sector national network hosted by MYAN and Foundation House.