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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

Recognising Australia’s ancient wisdom

Recognising Australia as home to the world’s oldest continuous living culture is central to the nation achieving its potential as a successful and open multicultural society. Much is being said this week about whether...

Media release: Release of medevac refugees

Media release:  Statement by Paul Power CEO of the Refugee Council of Australia The Refugee Council of Australia welcomes the decision by the Federal Government to release dozens of refugees who were previously...

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.
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

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