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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

New Zealand urged to create more compassionate refugee policy

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th May 2019 -  World Vision is calling on the New Zealand government to scrap refugee quota restrictions that the charity argues are discriminatory and wrong. The government’s refugee quota and

‘Forgotten’ Refugees With Disability Waiting Months for Basic Services

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd February 2019 -  A woman arrives in Australia. She is a refugee. She has a disability. She discovers there is no suitable home for her to stay. Instead, she and her family are placed in short-term accommodation

Sector Coordination Key to Getting Kids Off Nauru

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 21st August 2018 -  An ambassador for the newly launched #KidsOffNauru campaign says cooperation within all parts of the social sector is “critical” to successfully removing the remaining children

Supporting the Next Generation of Impact Entrepreneurs

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 24th August 2017 -  An initiative to support refugees and migrants to create the next generation of impact entrepreneurs has secured funding through LaunchVic. International development not for

The Path to Australia

Wendy Williams, Monday, 26th June 2017 -  Omar Al Kassab is a Syrian refugee who escaped with his family to Australia, where he has returned to his studies, become a Scout leader and  an inspirational TED speaker. He is this

A Place to Call Home

Wendy Williams, Monday, 19th June 2017 -  Eugenia Tsoulis OAM is the CEO of the Australian Migrant Resource Centre, the leading settlement agency in South Australia. She is this week’s Changemaker. Tsoulis understands

Putting a Human Face on the Refugee Experience

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 13th June 2017 -  Filmed over 10 years in Wagga Wagga, Constance on the Edge is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in regional Australia. The documentary,

NFP Calls for Asylum Seeker Safety as Manus Set to Close

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 16th May 2017 -  Asylum seekers on Manus Island must be brought to safety, according to not for profits speaking in the wake of reports that the more than 800 men have been told they must leave the Australian-funded

Australians Want Action on Refugees Says Poll

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 15th September 2016 -  Public attitudes are changing with two-thirds of Australians now believing the prime minister should take urgent action to resettle refugees by the end of the year, according to

Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policies Cost Taxpayers $9.6B Over Three Years

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 13th September 2016 -  Australia’s immigration policies are “expensive, inhumane and blunt”, according to a new report  that has revealed the current asylum seeker framework has cost Australian taxpayers

NFP Input into Australia’s Humanitarian Program

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 18th February 2016 -  The community sector has been called on to make submissions on the planning and development of Australia’s Humanitarian Program for 2016-17 – resettling refugees who arrive “lawfull…
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