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The importance of ‘Healing’ in Refugee Week 2022

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 -  We speak to refugees, advocates and community leaders about the theme of this year’s Refugee Week and what healing could look like. The past year has been a difficult one for refugee

The research is in: Australians support refugees

Samantha Freestone, Monday, 20th June 2022 -  Research from Ipsos and Amnesty International Australia show Aussies’ support for refugee intake is stronger than ever. Aussies strongly support refugees, according to

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A lifelong advocate for refugees

Wendy Williams, Friday, 17th June 2022 -  As director of advocacy and campaigns at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Jana Favero is determined to keep advocating until people seeking asylum are treated fairly in Australia.

Foreign aid falls flat but advocates welcome lift in Afghan refugee intake

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 30th March 2022 -  Increasing the number of places for people fleeing from Afghanistan has been welcomed, but the budget has been labelled “a missed opportunity for fairness” with refugees and people

Airbnb vows to temporarily house Afghan refugees

Luke Michael, Thursday, 26th August 2021 -  “For [these] refugees, my hope is that the Airbnb community will provide them with not only a safe place to rest and start over, but also a warm welcome home” Airbnb is offering 20,000

Refugee Week: The value of unity in creating a better country for everyone

Sri Samy, Wednesday, 23rd June 2021 -  This week is an important reminder that we need to come together to recognise our common humanity and build an inclusive society, writes Sri Samy, founder and CEO of Friends of Refugees.

Canberra is changing its approach to refugees after years of struggle

Jana Favero, Friday, 5th March 2021 -  A petition calling for all refugees and people seeking asylum in detention to be released and resettled in a safe, permanent home by World Refugee Day has received cross-party support

People power prevails in release of Medevac refugees

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th January 2021 -  Advocates believe the groundswell of community support was a key driver behind the release of 46 men from hotel detention  In November last year, a campaign calling on the federal

A broken promise on humanitarian policy

Jana Favero, Tuesday, 13th October 2020 -  The Morrison government’s budget is a missed opportunity on the value of people seeking asylum to Australia’s recovery and goes back on previous negotiations, writes

Australia’s borders are shut, so where does that leave refugees?

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 28th July 2020 -  Humanitarian advocates say people fleeing dangerous situations are more at risk than ever  When COVID-19 reached Australia in late March, the government swiftly closed the country’s

It’s time to help migrants and refugees bearing the brunt of COVID-19

Ezekiel Simperingham, Thursday, 9th July 2020 -  It is clear that the pandemic is affecting some more than others. We need to look beyond our own communities and provide support to those who are far from home, often isolated and at grave

The communities left behind in the pandemic

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 25th May 2020 -  “We are essentially putting a Band-Aid on what could become a larger societal issue,” charity leader says.   With over one million temporary visa holders excluded from the Commonwealth’s
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