Refugee Council of Australia
Line of microphones
Need a comment or information on a story about refugees? For non-urgent requests please email us at media@refugeecouncil.org.au. For urgent media requests please call us on 0488 035 535.

Media centre

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

Who you can talk to

Our experts

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.
Asher Hirsch, Senior Policy Officer
Topics: Education, citizenship, community sponsorship
Sahar Okhovat, Senior Policy Officer
Topics: Detention, offshore processing, Australia's asylum policies

Hot topics

Statistics

Background information

Reports

Refugee Response Index (RRI) – Australia review

The RRI is a civil society led initiative that was officially launched in 2022 to assess and monitor countries’ responses to refugees and asylum seekers in an independent and comprehensive manner. It covers each...