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Community Sector Protests Cuts to Asylum Seeker Support Payments

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th June 2018 -  Community sector leaders have gathered in Canberra to protest cuts to asylum seeker support payments, as a new report reveals that government policy is driving people seeking asylum

Australia’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker Paradox

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 24th February 2017 -  Australia excels in resettling refugees but is trailing the world in its approach to asylum seekers, the Refugee Council’s first State of the Nation report has found. The report said

National Network to Assist Asylum Seeker Students

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 28th June 2016 -  A special interest group of community organisations, education providers, students, services and other stakeholders have teamed up to ensure education opportunities are accessible

Australia Breaking Promises to Refugees Says NFP

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 22nd June 2016 -  The world’s wealthiest nations, including Australia, have failed to deliver on promises to increase resettlement for the world’s neediest refugees, according to the Refugee Council

Nauru ‘Not Safe’ – Senate

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 -  Asylum seeker advocates have called for the Nauru detention centre to be shut down after a Senate inquiry found that it was not safe and that women and children had been subjected to…

Children in Detention Worries Aussie Kids

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 20th November 2014 -  One in four Australian children have said that children’s rights to protection in their country are not being met, according to a new global survey of over 6,000 children. The…


Forging a Path for Those in Need

Lina Caneva, Monday, 22nd September 2014 -  A career as a journalist exposed Paul Power to the Not for Profit world and today he is one of the best known CEOs in the sector. Power has been Chief Executive Officer of the Refugee Council…

Six Year Old Detainee Takes Feds to Court

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th August 2014 -  A rare class action by a six-year-old asylum seeker has been launched in the Supreme Court against the Federal Government and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison over the treatment…

Welfare Reform Must Include Refugee Employment – RCOA

Staff Reporter, Friday, 15th August 2014 -  The Federal Government’s welfare system reforms must pay more attention to addressing barriers to employment faced by refugees and humanitarian entrants, says the Refugee…

More Child Asylum Seekers Locked Up Than Adults – NFP Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th July 2014 -  Child asylum seekers are more likely than their adult counterparts to be held in a locked detention facility than in community alternatives, an analysis of immigration detention…

Refugee Advocates Applaud Asylum Injunction

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th July 2014 -  Peak refugee advocacy Not for Profit, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), says it’s greatly encouraged by the High Court injunction to block the Federal Government sending…

Refugee Council Gets $50K in Support

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd June 2014 -  Supporters of the Not for Profit peak body Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) have responded to the Federal Government’s cut to the peak body’s core funding –…
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