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Memo to Scott Morrison: Why Taxpayers Should Fund Advocacy

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 -  The Australian Government's current  view on advocacy is dangerous to democracy and to civil society, writes Dr Joyce Chia, Senior Research Associate at the Andrew &

Refugee Council Gets $50K in Support

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd June 2014 -  Supporters of the Not for Profit peak body Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) have responded to the Federal Government’s cut to the peak body’s core funding –…

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…

Legal Cuts Undermine Refugee Rights for Protection – NFP

Staff Reporter, Monday, 31st March 2014 -  Asylum seeker Not for Profits are describing the Federal Government’s axing of its legal advice service for asylum seekers as “unfair decision making” that…

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…

New Directive on Refugees Puts Lives at Risk – RCOA

Staff Reporter, Friday, 10th January 2014 -  Refugee Council of Australia says a new Ministerial directive issued by the Immigration Minister Scott Morrison that specifies family visa applications lodged by refugees who…

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…

Asylum Visa Freeze a New Low – NFP

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 4th December 2013 -  National peak body, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), has slammed the Coalition Government’s decision to suspend the granting of new permanent protection visas for…

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”…

Refugee Council Warns on Manus Island Detention

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th February 2013 - 
Picture: www.naharnet.com The Refugee Council of Australia has called on the Federal Government to act on a UNHCR report which warns of significant inadequacies in the transfer…
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