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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…

ACOSS National Conference – A Chance for Important Discussion

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 20th May 2014 -  As the community sector comes to terms with the recent Federal Budget, the Australian Council of Social Service will bring together representatives of the sector to develop a better…

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.…

Bhutan Refugee Given Top New Aussie Honour

Staff Reporter, Friday, 24th January 2014 -  A former Bhutan refugee has been named the inaugural New Australian of the Year. Horticulturalist Parsuram Sharma-Luital was nominated by the Refugee Council of Australia for his…

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…

NFPs Fight ‘Illegal’ Asylum Label

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 6th November 2013 -  A coalition of 138 Not for Profit organisations has called on Prime Minister Tony Abbott to stop the Government’s use of the term “illegal maritime arrivals”…
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