After one year of power, what has changed for refugees and people seeking asylum under the Labor Albanese Government, and how has your advocacy impacted upon those changes?
Our latest news – what’s happening in the refugee sector.
Refugee Alternatives webinar: Growing Australia’s role in global refugee resettlement
UPDATE: Refugee alternatives is now available to view This event is now over. Tuesday, 4 April 2023 | 12.30pm-1.30pm AEST | via Zoom Australia’s 2020–21 refugee program was the smallest it’s been in 45 years – just...
Refugee Council of Australia helps launch first Parliamentary Friends of Refugees Group
The Refugee Council of Australia, along with key organisations and communities in the refugee sector, will support the launch of the first-ever multi-party Parliamentary Friends of Refugees Group at Parliament House...
Breaking the link between onshore protection and offshore resettlement
How separating onshore refugee protection visas from overseas humanitarian resettlement will help address Australia’s messy visa system For over 25 years, there has been an artificially constructed link between the...
Refugee Council welcomes plan to end cruel temporary protection policy
The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) welcomes the Albanese Government’s long-awaited announcement of its plans to end the cruel and unnecessary policy of temporary protection. “Today’s announcement from Immigration...
Refugee Council welcomes lifting of restriction on refugee family reunion
The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) welcomes today’s announcement that the Albanese Government will abolish a ministerial direction which placed refugees who arrived by boat last in decisions about family reunion. ...
Human rights organisations condemn Albanese Government trying to push through a rushed Bill to force people back into detention
The Albanese Government introduced legislation that will force people recently released from immigration detention, including people seeking asylum and refugees, back into detention.
Refugee Council urges support for Greens’ evacuation legislation
The Refugee Council of Australia has urged Federal Parliamentarians to support legislation proposed by the Greens to evacuate people held in offshore processing to safety while they wait for a durable solution.
RCOA clarifies media misinterpretations of submission concerning Australia’s migration system
The Refugee Council of Australia responds to media misinterpretation of its submission on Australia's migration system.
Voters ranked refugee issues last among important issues in 2022 federal election
A study has shown that refugee issues had less political potency in the 2022 Federal Election than in previous elections over the past 21 years.