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Australians Make Record Donations to Support Refugees

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 19th June 2017 -  Australian individuals and former refugee communities have made the largest donation to date to support refugees. Australia for UNHCR 2016 Annual report, released on Friday, revealed…

Govt ‘Fake Refugee’ Policy Faces Backlash

Contributor, Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 -  The federal government’s “fake refugee” policy, which is calling on asylum seekers to “lodge or leave”, has been met with outrage from the social sector. Immigration Minister Peter…

Older Refugees Have Most To Lose From Citizenship Changes

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  People brought to Australia under the federal government’s refugee resettlement program have the most to lose from planned changes to the citizenship process, according to the…

NFPs Outraged Over Refugees Left Stranded on Manus

Wendy Williams, Monday, 10th April 2017 -  The news that refugees on Manus Island who are not accepted by the United States will remain in Papua New Guinea when the facilities close later this year has sparked outrage from not

Refugee Entrepreneurship Brings Economic Benefits to Australia

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  With the right support, refugee entrepreneurs provide significant economic benefits to Australia, a new report has found. From Refugee to Entrepreneur in Three Years, to be launched

Helping Refugees to Thrive

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th February 2017 -  Mahir Momand is the founding CEO of Thrive, a new microfinance business aimed at helping refugees in Australia. He is this week’s Changemaker. Not-for-profit organisation Thrive

Australia’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker Paradox

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 24th February 2017 -  Australia excels in resettling refugees but is trailing the world in its approach to asylum seekers, the Refugee Council’s first State of the Nation report has found. The report said

Human Rights Organisations Call for Immediate Action on Offshore Detention

Wendy Williams, Friday, 3rd February 2017 -  Human rights organisations across the country have united to call for immediate action on offshore detention and for refugees on Manus Island and Nauru to be brought to safety in Australia.

Going Against the Odds in 2016 – Year in Review

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 22nd December 2016 -  As we come to the end of year there is a growing consensus on social media that 2016 will be entered into the history books as one of the worst years ever. But this year has also brought it’s

Govt Denies Data on Refugees With Disabilities

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 14th December 2016 -  The federal government has denied it has any data on how many people with physical or mental disabilities are being held in offshore or onshore immigration detention centres despite…

Westpac and Thrive Partnership to Help Refugees Start Businesses

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 30th November 2016 -  Banking giant Westpac and refugee microfinancing charity Thrive have joined forces in a $2 million partnership to support refugees to establish their own businesses in Australia.…

Government US Resettlement Agreement on Refugees Announced

Lina Caneva, Sunday, 13th November 2016 -  The federal government has reached a deal with the United States to resettle refugees from Nauru and Manus Island in what the prime minister has described as a “one-off only agreement”.…
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