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Review calls for refugee community sponsorship program

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 27th November 2019 -  A new report says Australia needs a community sponsored visa program which harnesses the collective strength of whole communities

Senate remains divided on medevac laws

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st October 2019 -  Community groups are urging Parliament to save medevac legislation from the scrapheap

Community groups urge Parliament to support Medevac laws

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th August 2019 -  Dismantling medical evacuation laws for asylum seekers and refugees may lead to more people dying needlessly on Manus Island and Nauru, a Senate inquiry has heard. 

Gillian Triggs to shine a light on Australia’s refugee treatment

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th August 2019 -  Gillian Triggs’ appointment as the assistant high commissioner for protection at the United Nations has been welcomed by refugee advocates, who say she will be a strong voice on the plight of refugees and asylum seekers around the world. 

Can the community do more to help refugees resettle in Australia?

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd July 2019 -  A charity sector push to establish a Canadian-style community refugee sponsorship scheme in Australia has been backed by a major philanthropic fund. 

Global refugee crisis prompts calls for policy rethink

Luke Michael, Friday, 21st June 2019 -  NGO leaders say Australia must seriously rethink its refugee policy and increase its humanitarian intake after it was revealed more than 70 million people were forced to flee their homes in 2018.

Sharing meals and the stories of refugees

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th June 2019 -  When Iraqi refugee Salwan Shaooka was forced to flee Iraq and the approaching threat of ISIS to find a better life in Australia, settling in and finding a job wasn’t easy.

Medevac Bill Victory a ‘Tipping Point’ For Refugee Policy in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 13th February 2019 -  Refugee advocates believe the success of the medical evacuation bill will be a tipping point for asylum seeker policy in Australia, after the opposition and crossbenchers handed the government a historic parliamentary defeat.
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