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
The number of refugee and humanitarian entrants welcomed to Australia since World War II will pass 950,000 in the early months of 2023. This brief sets out statistics on the numbers of refugee arrivals in Australia.