What comes to mind when you hear the word “Refugee”? Do you associate the term with a poverty-stricken person? Perhaps from a third world country?
Or, do you think of a person who might have certain skills worth utilising?
Associate Professor Jane Haggis from Flinders University is a Sociologist who suggests the stigma surrounding the term “Refugee” way not be accurate at all. While we might attribute low levels of education and skills to refugees, the real situation may be far from how it is perceived. We spoke with Professor Haggis this morning on Breakfast with Tim Brunero about how Australia can benefit from the knowledge and skillset of refugees, and how we are currently failing to make the most of the new arrivals.
Produced by: Bill Walter