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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

Changes on Nauru No Guarantee of Safety

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 6th October 2015 -  Moves to make Australia’s offshore Regional Processing Centre on Nauru an “open facility” will not guarantee the safety of asylum seekers and refugees on the…

Nauru ‘Not Safe’ – Senate

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 -  Asylum seeker advocates have called for the Nauru detention centre to be shut down after a Senate inquiry found that it was not safe and that women and children had been subjected to…

Global Displacement Reaches Record Levels

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 -  The number of people forcibly displaced by persecution and conflict has increased by 8.3 million in 12 months, growing to its highest level since World War II, according to the the…

NFP Sector Unites for Asylum Seekers

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 24th April 2015 -  More than 100 Australian organisations have called for an immediate moratorium on the transfer of asylum seekers to Nauru and Manus Island until their safety can be guaranteed. The…

Migration Amendment ‘Stacks the Odds’ Against Vulnerable

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 26th March 2015 -  The Refugee Council of Australia claims the passing of the Migration Amendment Bill 2014 will further stack the odds against vulnerable people seeking Australia’s…

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Forging a Path for Those in Need

Lina Caneva, Monday, 22nd September 2014 -  A career as a journalist exposed Paul Power to the Not for Profit world and today he is one of the best known CEOs in the sector. Power has been Chief Executive Officer of the Refugee Council…

Six Year Old Detainee Takes Feds to Court

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th August 2014 -  A rare class action by a six-year-old asylum seeker has been launched in the Supreme Court against the Federal Government and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison over the treatment…

Welfare Reform Must Include Refugee Employment – RCOA

Staff Reporter, Friday, 15th August 2014 -  The Federal Government’s welfare system reforms must pay more attention to addressing barriers to employment faced by refugees and humanitarian entrants, says the Refugee…

More Child Asylum Seekers Locked Up Than Adults – NFP Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th July 2014 -  Child asylum seekers are more likely than their adult counterparts to be held in a locked detention facility than in community alternatives, an analysis of immigration detention…

Refugee Advocates Applaud Asylum Injunction

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th July 2014 -  Peak refugee advocacy Not for Profit, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), says it’s greatly encouraged by the High Court injunction to block the Federal Government sending…

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…
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