This page sets out the key detention statistics in Australia.
In December 2014, the refugee status determination system for people who came by boat after 13 August 2012 changed. The new process, called 'fast tracking', replaced the previous independent merits review system with a new body, called the Immigration Assessment Authority (IAA). This page summarises the IAA's statistics about its processes.
On Wednesday 29 November 2017, Professor Andrew Markus and Monash University published the results of the tenth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion national survey. In analysing the overall ability of…
Every year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) publishes statistics on global resettlement. These statistics tell us where refugees are coming from, where they are being resettled to, and the chances people have of being resettled from any country. We have analysed the data from 2004 to 2016 to see what they can tell us about global refugee movements over the past decade.
This page sets out statistics for Operation Sovereign Borders and offshore processing.
How is the process of 'fast tracking' refugee claims going? How many applications are lodged, what are the outcomes, and where do they live?
On 15 November 2017, the National Symposium: Seeking Asylum and Higher Education was held at Melbourne University. The symposium brought together 25 people with lived experience of seeking asylum and 40 representatives from Australian universities and community organisations. They met to talk about how to work together to improve the opportunities in higher education for people seeking asylum.
New Migration Regulations took effect on 18 November that could have a very significant impact on refugees, especially those on temporary protection visas. Unless these Regulations are disallowed by the Senate on 27 November, the Regulations will apply to a broad range of temporary visas, including temporary protection and bridging visas.
The evaluation of the Settlement Grants program, which provides funding to organisations supporting new arrivals in Australia, has been published. It makes key recommendations to improve the responsiveness and structure of the program.
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.