Media release 21 January 2022 The Australian Government’s refugee resettlement response to the Afghanistan crisis is so bitterly disappointing that it will leave Afghan Australians and their millions of supporters...
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We also regularly issue media releases.
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Media release 18 January 2022 Australia should at least match comparable nations for humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to help avoid a “humanitarian catastrophe” – as nearly a million children face starvation. Additional...
Media release 11 January 2022 Statement by Paul Power CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia Djokovic case exposes unfair treatment of refugees in Australia Novak Djokovic’s detention and subsequent speedy appeal...
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The responses to Senate Questions on Notice after the 2020-21 Additional Estimates round were published on 7 May 2021. We analysed the questions put to the Department of Home Affairs and are working to incorporate the...
In 2014 the Australian Government reintroduced a three-year Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) and a new five-year Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV). The SHEV was designed to encourage refugees to settle in regional areas...
In August 2020, the Refugee Council of Australia surveyed charities, asylum support agencies and volunteer groups to understand better the situation that they and their clients are facing as a result of the COVID-19...