Refugee Council of Australia
Refugee advocates standing with their backs in front of Parliamnet House

Changing policies and attitudes

Our aim is to change Australia's refugee policies for the better. We want humane and lawful treatment of refugees and people seeking asylum.

We advocate in many different ways. We advocate to governments and politicians, and to international bodies. By informing and connecting people, we also aim to increase the capacity for advocacy. We partner in and lead campaigns, coalitions and networks.

We are proud to be refugee advocates, but we also want to support refugees to advocate for themselves. We connect refugees with opportunities to do their own advocacy, internationally and nationally, so that decisions are no longer made about them, but with and by them.

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Our latest advocacy

Fatma’s Story: A Family Left Behind

Fatma is a mother of four children, including Jasmin. Both Fatma and her partner lost work when Covid-19 hit Australia, and being in the process of seeking asylum, none of her family are eligible for support from the...

#YearOfWelcome: August action

There are more than 16,000 children and young people seeking asylum in Australia, and their families are ineligible for JobKeeper, JobSeeker and some can’t even access Medicare. We are calling for the expansion of the...