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Govt ‘Fake Refugee’ Policy Faces Backlash

Contributor, Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 -  The federal government’s “fake refugee” policy, which is calling on asylum seekers to “lodge or leave”, has been met with outrage from the social sector. Immigration Minister Peter…

Asylum Seeker Funding Appeal Reaches Target in Record Time

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 1st March 2017 -  The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) has raised $400,000 in just five days of a 14-day fundraising campaign to pay human rights lawyers to provide legal support for more than 1,000…

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

Govt Refugee Commitments Welcome But Not Groundbreaking Say NFPs

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Malcolm Turnbull’s commitments to boost the government’s humanitarian refugee program are “welcome but hardly groundbreaking”, according to Not for Profits. The prime

Human Rights Commission Offers ‘Practical’ Alternatives to Indefinite Detention

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 15th September 2016 -  Striking a balance between protecting the country’s borders and treating asylum seekers humanely is possible, according to a new Australian Human Rights Commission report. Pathways

Australia Must Triple Its Humanitarian Intake, Oxfam Says

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 19th August 2016 -  International aid agency Oxfam said Australia must triple its “shameful” intake of asylum seekers and refugees within five years, to 42,000, to help address the global humanitarian

NFPs Call for Humane Resettlement of Manus Asylum Seekers

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 18th August 2016 -  Not for Profits are calling on the Australian Government to resettle refugees and asylum seekers in a “humane and sustainable way” in the wake of news that an agreement has been made

Manus Island Detention Centre To Close

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 17th August 2016 -  Manus Island detention centre is set to close as Australia and Papua New Guinea have reportedly reached an agreement. It was reported in the Guardian on Wednesday that Australian

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Equal Healthcare Through Innovation

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 10th August 2016 -  Frustrated by healthcare inequality in the public system, five medical practitioners have set up their own clinic to service marginalised communities, writes Ellie Cooper in this

Human Rights Groups Claim Australia Is Ignoring Nauru Abuse

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 -  Australia is deliberately ignoring the inhumane treatment of refugees held on Nauru in a bid to deter further asylum seekers from arriving in the country by boat, according to two

Majority of Australians Disagree with Government Policy on Refugees

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 30th June 2016 -  The majority of Australians believe refugees who arrive in Australia by boat should be allowed to stay in the country, according to a new poll. With just days left before the election,

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
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