In February, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) welcomed the Albanese Government’s long-awaited announcement to end the cruel and unnecessary policy of temporary protection.
Detention of people seeking asylum in AustraliaIn Australia, anyone who does not have a valid visa is required to be detained. This means that people seeking asylum are generally detained, often for long and uncertain periods. There is no independent review of the decision to detain, and people have been detained for increasingly long periods. The detention of people seeking asylum under this regime is one of the harshest in the world, and causes terrible suffering. You can also find more information by type here.
What we have learnt from the responses to 2022-23 Supplementary Budget Estimates Questions on Notice
Compiled by Madina Mohmood and Carmen Thomsen The responses to Senate Questions on Notice after the 2022-23 Supplementary Budget Estimates round were published on 13 February 2023. We compiled the questions put to...
This report presents interim findings from the application of the Refugee Response Index (RRI) to the Australia context, focusing on Pillar 1 of the RRI on ‘Access to Asylum’. The RRI is a civil society led initiative...