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Murrindindi Shire Council

  Murrindindi Shire Council became a Refugee Welcome Zone in March 2022. We embrace diversity, promote the participation of all and encourage new residents to our Shire. We welcome refugees and people seeking...

City of Prospect

The City of Prospect became a Refugee Welcome Zone in 2003. With an estimated population of around 22,000, the City covers an area of nearly eight square kilometres, and is located a few kilometres north of the Adelaide...

RCOA Impact Report 2020-21

This report highlights just some of our achievements in the past year in our efforts to promote fairer and more humane refugee and asylum policies and to educate the public about the refugee journey and the important...

Special Advisor, Ahmad Shuja Jamal

Ahmad Shuja Jamal is a researcher and former Afghan civil servant now in exile. Most recently, Shuja served as the director-general for international relations and regional cooperation at the Afghan National Security...

Our Deputy CEO, Adama Kamara

Adama Kamara is an experienced community development practitioner with specialist skills in community engagement, partnership development, grants administration, policy and program development. She has over 15 years’...

RCOA Impact Report 2019-20

We promote humane and compassionate policies for people seeking safety in Australia and around the globe. While we cannot predict the wars, conflicts and oppressive regimes that will force people to seek asylum, we can...

Annual General Meeting

2022 Annual General Meeting RCOA’s 2022 AGM will take place on Friday 18 November, via Zoom from 12.30pm. With special guest speaker: The Hon Andrew Giles MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and...

RCOA Impact Report 2018-19

We promote humane and compassionate policies for people seeking safety in Australia and around the globe. While we cannot predict the wars, conflicts and oppressive regimes that will force people to seek asylum, we can...

Our Team

RCOA Staff Leadership Chief Executive Officer: Paul Power (Sydney) Deputy Chief Executive Officer: Adama Kamara (Sydney) Policy team Director of Policy and Research: Rebecca Eckard (Melbourne) Senior Policy Advisor: Dr...

Our CEO, Paul Power

Paul Power has been CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia since 2006. As head of the national umbrella body on refugee policy, he helps to lead NGO advocacy with the Australian Government and United Nations agencies...