Refugees bring a lot to Australian society. People who have come as refugees have been successful in the arts, sports, media, science and business.
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Most people seeking asylum who have come by boat have been found to be refugees. According to the Australian Parliamentary Library, between 70-100% have typically been found to be refugees. In 2012-13, 88% of those who...
We should help people in need, even if they are not fellow citizens. Indeed, people seeking asylum often face other disadvantages because they are not citizens.
When someone is forced to flee, they often need to leave quickly and secretly. They may not have documents and cannot wait for processes. In any case, most countries do not allow people to apply for protection overseas...
Refugees in Australia
An analysis of UNHCR’s 2018 Global Refugee Statistics Australian political leaders regularly claim that Australia has one of the most generous refugee responses in the world. But what do UNHCR’s official statistics for...
Refugees in the world
This factsheet explains what the cuts to support for people seeking asylum are and how they will affect people, states and local communities.