What does the Federal Budget hold for refugees and people seeking humanitarian protection? This analysis provides a full briefing of those changes.
The Refugee Council of Australia produces many reports, papers and briefings on refugee and asylum policy. These focus on timely and informed topics relevant to refugee issues in Australia.
This paper estimates the impact of COVID-19. It finds that nearly 19,000 refugees and asylum seekers on temporary visas will lose their jobs because of the current economic downturn.
This briefing focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 on asylum seekers holding Bridging Visas (BVs “A”, “C” and “E”), and refugees on Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (SHEVs) and Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs).
This report aims to provide the key figures related to Australia's offshore processing policies, seven years on: how many people have been sent offshore, where people are now, where they were from, how many returned or...
Refugee resettlement to fall short of national and global targets, as COVID-19 pandemic halts travel
Summary of April 2020 Working Group on Resettlement Briefing on Covid-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has put paid to the Australian Government reaching its target of 17,100 offshore refugee resettlement visas in 2019-20 and...
Concerns about systemic cruelty and arbitrariness in Australia’s immigration detention system raised with two United Nations bodies ahead of their visits to Australia
This report raises key issues about Australia's detention system to two UN bodies, and Australia's breach of its obligations under the Optional Protocol on the Convention against Torture (OPCAT).
This guide is for refugees, people seeking asylum, and people advocating on their behalf. It provides information about different ways in which people can raise their issues with the government, and how they can find...
This report looks at the use of non-judicial accountability mechanisms, such as Parliament and the Australian Human Rights Commission, by the refugee sector in Australia.