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Nick Greiner joins Refugee Council board

Nick Greiner AC has joined the board of the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA). Having served as Premier and Treasurer of New South Wales (1988-92), Federal President of the Liberal Party of Australia (2017-20)...

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 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 contribution of...

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’...

Annual General Meeting

As a membership organisation, the Refugee Council of Australia holds Annual General Meetings every year. Find out more about these meetings.

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...