The Friendly Nation Initiative is a business led strategy that seeks to increase employment, mentoring, training, and internship opportunities for refugees and humanitarian migrants. With a particular focus on the special intake of 12,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees, it recognises that creating pathways to employment is a crucial step in the process of resettling newly arrived refugees.

Encouraging businesses to play an active leadership role in the resettlement of refugees enhances Australia’s well-known capacity to integrate new populations and will contribute to improving overall integration outcomes.