The visit The Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, visited Australia and the regional processing centres in Nauru from 1 to 18 November 2016. Consultations were…
Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers is a Brotherhood of St Laurence employment program for people seeking asylum. The program's services includes assessing their job readiness, help with job applications, access to training, interview preparation and understanding Australian workplaces. By partnering with employers, the program also creates new jobs and training opportunities. The program has helped many individuals get their first job in Australia. The first phase of this program has recently been evaluated by the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
Human Rights Watch has released a damning report on the dangers faced by those transferred to Papua New Guinea (PNG) under Australia's policy of offshore processing. As Australia plans to close the centre there on 31 October 2017, Human Rights Watch documents why people are afraid to leave the centre and why settling them on PNG will not work.
The year 2016-2017 has been a turbulent period for Australian refugee policy, as evidenced by the recent Department of Immigration and Border Protection's 2016-17 annual report. The report provides key statistics and information on changes to policy and practice during the past year.
This page answers many of the questions people have about Safe Haven Enterprise Visas and provides links to other places where you can get information, including in your language.
The Australian Government has recently announced changes that will leave potentially hundreds of people transferred from Nauru or Manus Island without any financial support or housing. You can help by donating money to the following organisations, who are likely to be ones on the frontline helping these people survive in Australia.
A core part of the work of the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is raising concerns about Australian refugee policy. On 21 June 2016, we talked to UNHCR’s Division of International Protection about these issues as part of their consultations with NGOs in Geneva.
This report highlights the unrestrained power of the Minister for Immigration. The report is an examination of the expanding powers found within three key pieces of the Australian legislation that affect people seeking asylum. These are: the Migration Act, the ASIO Act and the Maritime Powers Act.
The Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016 was introduced into Parliament on 8 November 2016 and passed the House of Representatives on 10 November 2016. This briefing explains the Bill and our key concerns with the Bill.
On 9 June 2017, the Global Human Rights Group, Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) co-hosted a side event during the 35th meeting of the Human Rights Council.