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Manus Island at Boiling Point – NFP

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 15th January 2015 -  Hundreds of refugees at the Australian Government’s Manus Island detention centre have joined a hunger strike and are threatening their own lives in protest of the way they…

Tamil Asylum Seeker Claims Go to High Court

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 21st August 2014 -  Asylum seeker lawyers have won the right to proceed to a full bench hearing of the High Court to challenge to the Federal Government's powers to detain and turn back asylum seekers…

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…


PNG Solution at Odds with International Law

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 23rd July 2013 -  A quick glance at the much put-upon Refugee Convention suggests that Government claims that the PNG solution complies with international law may be a rather optimistic assessment

Funding for Migrant & Refugee Job Seekers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 15th July 2013 -  Funding is available for community organisations and employment services providers to create innovative employment projects for underemployed migrant and refugee job seekers.…

New Legislation Undermines Global Asylum Seeker System

Staff Reporter, Friday, 17th August 2012 -  The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has criticised the Federal Government’s legislation on asylum seekers, saying the changes to the Migration Act will have limited…

Not for Profits Slam Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 14th August 2012 - 
Photo: Not for Profits working at the coal-face with the increasing number of asylum seekers to Australia have slammed the Expert Panel report delivered…

Charities Join Church in Offering to House Child Asylum Seekers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd August 2011 -  Australian Not for Profit organisations have renewed their calls for child refugees to be allowed to stay in Australia as the High Court decides upon their fate. Both Baptcare and…

Senate Begins Inquiry into Malaysia Deal After Greens and Coalition Unite

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 18th August 2011 -  The Senate has agreed to send the Malaysia deal to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report back by September 22, 2011. The inquiry comes after…

Charities Join Outcry Over Malaysia Swap Deal

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th August 2011 -  Not for Profit organisations have joined the public outcry this week against the Government’s decision to send refugees – and in particular unaccompanied minors –…
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