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Refugee Council Warns on Manus Island Detention

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 5th February 2013 - 
Picture: 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…

New Legislation Undermines Global Asylum Seeker System

Staff Reporter, Friday, 17th August 2012 -  The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has criticised the Federal Government’s legislation on asylum seekers, saying the changes to the Migration Act will have limited…


Report on Asylum Seekers Won’t Please Everyone

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 15th August 2012 -  The Expert Panel’s Asylum Seekers Report emphasises it is presenting a suite of measures which would operate together: so there should not be “cherry picking”

Saving Lives at Sea: the asylum seeker expert academic panel reports

Staff Reporter, Friday, 3rd August 2012 -  A panel of academic experts at The Conversation has drafted a statement outlining what it says is a fair, humane and workable policy approach to asylum seekers losing their lives at

Salvos Call For Reason and Balance In Asylum Seeker Debate

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 21st February 2012 -  The Salvation Army has called for a more rational debate in the Australian community about solutions to the issue of those seeking asylum. The Salvation Army expressed concern that…

Principles for a Coherent Refugee Policy: Opinion

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th November 2011 -    Australia must remain committed to processing and resettling those genuine refugees who reach our shores – regardless of the measures we put in place to deter their


‘Queue Jumping’ the Hot Button for Australians

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th October 2011 -    This article is by Matthew Thompson and was first published by The Conversation.  It is republished here under CreativeCommons– Attribution/No

Community Sector Demands End to Offshore Processing

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 13th October 2011 -  Above: Arriving at Christmas Island Detention Centre. Flick Image:  Some rights reserved by DIAC Images  With the Gillard Government’s Migration…

MP Stops Malaysia Swap Deal

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 13th October 2011 -  The Gillard Government faces the embarrassing prospect of being the first government since 1929 to lose legislation in the lower house after National MP Tony Crook announced he would…

Malaysia Deal May Be Safer: UNHCR

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 11th October 2011 -  Flickr Image:  Some rights reserved by sidelife  The Gillard Government’s proposed Malaysia swap plan has received an unlikely boost, with…

Community Sector Calls for New Approach to Asylum Seekers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 5th September 2011 -  Above: Woomera detention centre (Flickr image  Some rights reserved by Karen Eliot Leaders of Australia’s major charities and social service…

High Court Grounds Malaysia Solution – Opinion

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st September 2011 -  Fr Frank Brennan Unless there were to be a bipartisan agreement in the Parliament or a government deal with the Greens, asylum seekers arriving by boat now need to be processed fairly,
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