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Find all the best resources developed by people across Australia on key issues relevant to refugees in Australia.

The Cultural Atlas (SBS)

The Cultural Atlas is an online atlas including over fifty countries representing Australia’s largest migrant populations. It provides a comprehensive guide to each country, describing the dominant culture of each...

Stop the Boats

Simon Kurian Stop the Boats tells the story of how Australia used a three word slogan to demonise people seeking asylum, fleeing war and persecution; condemning them to indefinite offshore detention and torture in...

Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time

Behrouz Boochani On the picturesque coast of Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, beyond the sandy beach and palm trees, almost a thousand people seeking asylum are kept behind wire fences by armed guards. We’re used to...

Watan

Watan (2018) James L. Brown, Bill Irving The film features a series of interwoven portraits of Syrians eking out lives in the major refugee camps and cities of Jordan. Their struggle shows the human face of the refugee...

The Staging Post

Jolyon Hoff The Staging Post follows two Afghan Hazara refugees, Muzafar and Khadim. Stuck in Indonesia after Australia ‘stopped the boats’ and facing many years in limbo, they built a community and started...

Visa cancellations cases

This database shows cases since the introduction of the legislation in December 2014 expanding the cancellations of visas. It was developed in collaboration with a Visa Cancellations Working Group, of which the Refugee...

Hope Road

Tom Zubrycki A refugee from the Sudanese civil war, Zacharia (one of the ‘lost boys’ of Sudan) lives in Sydney, Australia, with his partner and daughter.  He desperately wants to do something for his village, now in the...

Human Flow

Directed by Ai Weiwei Ai Weiwei is a renowned artist and one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, known as the director and producer of Human Flow. An unforgettable journey into our current...

Glossary and acronyms

Glossary This is a quick glossary for some of the jargon used by those working in the refugee field. Use the scroll bars on the right and the bottom to get more information. You can also search, limit, sort, download...

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