This table lists decisions by federal courts relating to the new system of refugee status determination for people who came by boat, known as 'fast tracking'.
The Refugee Council of Australia's Project Officer Michelle Ferns joined the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) and the International Detention Coalition (IDC) last week in pushing the case for New Zealand to lobby support for the expansion of alternatives to immigration detention of children in the Asia Pacific.
Since 8 December, the Department of Immigration has been sending out letters to asylum seekers considered ‘not to have engaged’ during the fast-track process. Here are some quick facts about the process, and what people can do to help.
UNHCR and the International Detention Coalition have produced the Vulnerability Screening Tool, a resource designed to identify situations of vulnerability in the context of asylum and migration procedures and systems.
This page sets out the key detention statistics in Australia.
The Commonwealth Ombudsman has published a report investigating the administration of the process of visa cancellations as a result of the Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Act passed in 2014. The change in the law required the Minister to cancel visas automatically in certain circumstances.
The Ombudsman has published a damning report on the cancellation of bridging visas on criminal charges. The report reveals that the practice is fundamentally at odds with the presumption of innocence, and that the Department's mismanagement leads to prolonged and indefinite detention.
This page answers many of the questions people have about Safe Haven Enterprise Visas and provides links to other places where you can get information, including in your language.
The Australian government’s independent auditor has delivered a scathing review condemning the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for spending an unauthorised $2.2bn on its offshore detention programs.
The 27th annual Human Rights Watch Global Report highlights the violence, depression and hopelessness experienced by refugees and people seeking asylum on Manus Island and Nauru.