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‘There are many resources on refugees and people seeking asylum. On this page, you can find the latest reports and other resources.

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Cancelling visas on ‘character’ grounds: The Ombudsman reports

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.
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An island of despair: Amnesty International’s report on Nauru

Are we torturing people on Nauru? Yes, according to Amnesty International, in its recent report Island of Despair. This report was based on interviews with refugees on the island, people who worked for companies that provided services in Nauru under Australia government contracts, and others concerned within the Australian community.
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Pricing refugees? The Productivity Commission on Australia’s migration intake

How should Australia decide who can migrate here? The Australian Government recently asked the Productivity Commission to look at this issue. The Productivity Commission completed its report in April 2015, and it was released publicly in September 2015. So what did the Productivity Commission say about people coming under the Refugee and Humanitarian Program?
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Australia’s growing linguistic diversity: a strategic approach to language services

People who come as part of our Refugee and Humanitarian Program and speak new and emerging languages often find that there are not enough translators and interpreters to help them access services. How can we change this so that they can get help when they need it? This issue is the topic of a recent and important report by the Federation Of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia (FECCA).
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Refugee resettlement to Australia: Parliamentary Library Guide

The Department of Parliament Services analysed refugee resettlement to Australia in their recent research paper What are the facts, published in September 2016. This report offers statistics and advice in relation to the current policies in Australia relating to the resettlement of refugees.
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How Can We Make Higher Education More Accessible For Refugees?

How can we make higher education more accessible for refugees?

What do we know about the participation of refugees in university? And how can we make higher education more accessible for them? These are the questions addressed by a recent study by the University of Melbourne's Refugee Studies Program and Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, Not There Yet: An Investigation into the Access and Participation of Students from Humanitarian Refugee Backgrounds in the Australian Higher Education System.
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