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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

Our Letter to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

The Refugee Council of Australia has congratulated Anthony Albanese on his election as Prime Minister and outlined some of the most pressing refugee policies facing his government in our letter below. 23 May 2022 Hon...

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

Hot topics

Statistics

Offshore processing statistics

How many people are in Nauru or Manus Island? How many people have been sent there as part of Australia's offshore processing policy? How much does it cost? Where do they come from, and where are they now? How many...

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