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Govt Denies Data on Refugees With Disabilities

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 14th December 2016 -  The federal government has denied it has any data on how many people with physical or mental disabilities are being held in offshore or onshore immigration detention centres despite…

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…

UN Criticises Australia’s ‘Strange Obsession with Boats’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 18th June 2014 -  Australia’s ‘boat people’ policy has been publicly criticised at an annual global forum on refugee issues. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees…

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 –…

Morrison’s ‘Vindictive’ Cut to Refugee Advocacy – RCOA

Staff Reporter, Friday, 30th May 2014 -  The Federal Coalition Government has backflipped on a recent Budget allocation for refugee advocacy – cutting its funding from the Not for Profit peak body, the Refugee Council…

Legal Cuts Undermine Refugee Rights for Protection – NFP

Staff Reporter, Monday, 31st March 2014 -  Asylum seeker Not for Profits are describing the Federal Government’s axing of its legal advice service for asylum seekers as “unfair decision making” that…

Call to Increase Refugee Numbers

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th February 2014 -  The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has urged Australia to increase the number of refugees it accepts under its annual offshore humanitarian program. Releasing RCOA’s…

Inquiry into Children Seeking Asylum Gathers Support

Staff Reporter, Monday, 3rd February 2014 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into the mandatory and closed detention of children seeking asylum in Australia has been welcomed by the national peak body for refugees.…

New Directive on Refugees Puts Lives at Risk – RCOA

Staff Reporter, Friday, 10th January 2014 -  Refugee Council of Australia says a new Ministerial directive issued by the Immigration Minister Scott Morrison that specifies family visa applications lodged by refugees who…

Demise of Asylum Seekers’ Health Advisory Group Criticised

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th December 2013 -  The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has expressed deep concern over the Coalition Government’s decision to disband a key advisory group responsible for overseeing the…
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