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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…

Australia Breached Torture Conventions

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 10th March 2015 -  The Abbott Government has been urged to accept the legitimacy of a United Nations report which found that Australia has violated the Convention Against Torture. The United Nations…

Not for Profit Leaders Warn on Children In Detention Findings

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 12th February 2015 -  Deep concern has been expressed by Not for Profit sector leaders over the findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report into children in immigration detention,…

Distress Among Asylum Seekers “Visceral”- Vinnies

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 9th October 2014 -  The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia has called on its more than 60,000 members to continue their efforts to assist asylum seekers and refugees, in the face…

Churches Call for Debate On Private Members Bill

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 -  The Australian Churches’ Refugee Taskforce is calling on Parliament to debate a Private Member's Bill tabled by Tasmanian Independent Andrew Wilkie to protect procedural…

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…

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…

More Asylum Seeker ‘Mothers’ on Suicide Watch

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 24th July 2014 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission says it holds grave concerns for the welfare of asylum seekers, particularly mothers and children on Christmas Island, after visiting detainees…

Asylum Seeker Reprieve in High Court

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 8th July 2014 -  The Federal Government has given an undertaking to not return 153 asylum seekers back to Sri Lanka without 72 hours notice during an emergency court hearing in the High Court, it has…

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…

Lowy Poll Finds Support in Asylum Seeker Policy

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 4th June 2014 -  Australians strongly support the Federal Government’s policy of turning back boats, according to the latest polling by independent policy think tank, the Lowy Institute.…

Asylum Seekers at Risk of Disadvantage – Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 6th May 2014 -  A new report claims that asylum seekers living in the community are at serious risk of disadvantage, isolation and marginalisation in Victoria. The research report, "Can You…
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