Tag : Asylum Seekers

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

Bittersweet Birthday Celebration for Asylum Seeker NFP

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 9th June 2016 -  Australia’s largest asylum seeker advocacy, aid and health organisation is calling for an end to the “toxic bipartisan leadership” which has made the average Australian

Manus Island Refugees Take Legal Action

Eisha Gupta , Thursday, 5th May 2016 -  More than 700 asylum seekers held in detention at Manus Island have taken legal action against the federal government in a bid to bring them to Australia. Barrister Jay Williams, from

PNG Court Rules Detention of Asylum Seekers Illegal

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 26th April 2016 -  Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court has ruled Australia’s detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal. Pro Bono Australia News has obtained a copy of the PNG

Charities Open Arms to Asylum Seekers

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 4th February 2016 -  Australian international aid and community sector organisations have united behind churches across Australia that have offered to open their doors to asylum seekers that may be…

Australia’s Human Rights Scorecard ‘Concerning’

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 10th November 2015 -  Australia's asylum seeker policies and the treatment of people with disability have been heavily criticised in a review by the United Nation’s human rights body in Geneva…


Work Remains a Mirage for Skilled but Stymied Asylum Seekers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 26th October 2015 -  Skilled asylum seekers who obtain protection under Australia’s humanitarian program face greater uncertainty in the job market than other migrant groups, writes Brotherhood

Legal Action for Asylum Seeker Allegedly Exploited by Employer

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 20th October 2015 -  The Fair Work Ombudsman is taking legal action against an employer that allegedly exploited a vulnerable asylum seeker who had earlier been released from detention. The Agency has…

Asylum Seeker Workers to Ignore New Laws

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 2nd July 2015 -  A group of more than 40 former and current detention centre workers have written to the Abbott Government saying they will ignore controversial new secrecy laws. The Government’s…

Australians Think Govt Should Help Asylum Seekers Less

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 15th June 2015 -  Most Australians are misinformed about refugees and asylum seekers, thinking it is a crime to come by boat without a visa seeking protection, a new survey by a major Not for Profit has…


A Change from Chains

Xavier Smerdon, Friday, 5th June 2015 -  Grant Mitchell’s interaction with a Rwandan refugee more than 20 years ago inspired him to dedicate his life to helping asylum seekers. Mitchell, the Director of the International
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