Refugee Council of Australia

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Does ‘stopping the boats’ save lives?

Nobody wants to see people seeking asylum risking their lives to reach Australia. Nobody seeking asylum wants to risk their lives either, but they do it because it is better than going back to persecution.

Refugees in Australia

The Community Support Program

The Community Proposal Pilot is a small program, begun in 2013, that makes it possible for people in Australia to support a person in humanitarian need to come to Australia.

Refugees in the world


Stateless people are not considered nationals by any country. This page explains who they are, how many they are, the impacts of being stateless, and how international law deals with statelessness.

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