Media release May 11, 2021 Statement by Paul Power CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia The Australian Government is allocating hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding to immigration detention – but offering...
The Refugee Council of Australia often speaks to the media. We can provide background and comment on issues of the day. We have a number of staff who are experts on almost all areas of refugee policy.
We also regularly issue media releases.
Our latest media releases
Media release May 5, 2021 Statement by Paul Power CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia The Australian Government’s decision to extend visas for people currently in Australia from Myanmar is a compassionate measure...
Statement by Paul Power, CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia People’s lives will be put at risk by planned changes to Federal legislation that would allow visa and citizenship applications to be decided on secret...
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Paul Power, Chief Executive Officer
Topics: Breaking news, major international stories, refugee communities, the national picture, the refugee sector, and more.
Kelly Nicholls, Director of Communications
Topics: Our major campaigns, breaking news, offshore processing.
Our policy experts
Rebecca Eckard, Director of Policy
Topics: People seeking asylum in Australia, Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS), Australia's refugee and asylum policies.
Sahar Okhovat, Senior Policy Officer
Topics: Offshore processing, detention in Australia, rural and regional settlement
Asher Hirsch, Senior Policy Officer
Topics: Education, citizenship, community sponsorship
Shukufa Tahiri, Policy Officer
Topics: Employment, refugee communities, self-representation, young people
In November 2021, the human rights record of Papua New Guinea (PNG) will face scrutiny when the PNG Government appears before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva for the third periodic review of its human...
What does the Federal Budget hold for refugees and people seeking humanitarian protection? This analysis provides a full briefing of those changes.