Author profile: Richard Parsons

Dr Richard Parsons is an independent social researcher and a Senior Associate with the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. He specialises in helping organisations to navigate complex stakeholder relationships in dynamic environments. He is the author of Assessing the economic contribution of refugees in Australia, prepared for the Multicultural Development Association.

Refugees: Economic Burden or Opportunity?

Richard Parsons • Mar 7 2016 • Articles

The only sense in which refugees could be framed as a “burden” or “cost”, takes a strictly narrow conceptualisation of “economic” and a very short-term view of life.


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