Refugee Council of Australia


The usual way of seeking protection is to come to a country and ask for protection. This is commonly called ‘seeking asylum’. In Australia, ‘seeking asylum’ is often seen as being the ‘wrong’ way to come. In fact, seeking asylum is the way most people get protection in the world, and is the way that is protected by the Refugee Convention.

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Our work

Jetty on Manus Island

Until when: The forgotten men of Manus Island

This joint report, in partnership with Amnesty International, tells the story of the men who have been sent by Australia to Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG), and what has happened to them after they were forcibly...


Other reports on asylum

Bright Ideas on asylum

Factsheets for people seeking asylum

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