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Unwelcome visitors

Challenges experienced by visitors
to immigration detention

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New research sheds light on growing barriers to visiting detention

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has today released new research which reveals the increasing difficulties for visitors in gaining access to onshore immigration detention facilities. The report, Unwelcome Visitors: Challenges Faced by People Visiting Immigration Detention, is based on national consultations…

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Australia digs itself into a hole by lecturing about boats

The Australian Government’s lecturing of the world about how to stop the flow of refugees by boat is undermining its efforts to quietly find countries willing to join the United States in taking refugees from Australia’s offshore detention on…

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Australia’s response to a world in crisis

It has been a dramatic year for refugees in Australia and in the world. Hear the voices and views of hundreds of individuals and organisations from across Australia: people from refugee backgrounds, people seeking asylum and the many brave and committed communities and organisations supporting them.

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Total number of
displaced persons
worldwide
(21.3 million Refugees)
2015

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Number of refugees
resettled or recognised
in Australia
2015

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Proportion of world’s
refugees protected
by Australia in 2015

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Country hosting the
most refugees: Turkey
2015

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