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Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services

MARSS

Canberra, Australia

MARSS Australia Inc. was established in 1980 as the Migrant Resource Centre and incorporated in 1983. It has been funded largely by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Financial support has also been provided to MARSS by ACT Governments since 1990. Since its inception, MARSS has been managed by a Board of Management comprising of elected nominees from Canberra’s ethnic communities, and nominated members representing the Local Government. MARSS has grown to become a vibrant service-oriented organisation, incorporating programs for migrants of all ages to assist with language, welfare, employment, access and equity for people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Contact details

Website:
https://www.marss.org.au/

Address:
MARSS, PO Box 697, Canberra City, ACT, 2601

Country:
Australia

Sub-region:
Australia and New Zealand

Areas of focus

Geographics of focus
Canberra
Operating languages
English

Organisation details

Business model
Government
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1980
Age (years)
Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services
 40
Australia average
 31
Global average
 30
Founded by
Founders: Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Founder gender: Not applicable
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): David Ng
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2019
Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services
 11
Australia average
 29
Global average
 120
% Female staff
2019
Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services
 18%
Australia average
40% 
Global average
42% 

Data notes

Last updated: 30/03/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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