MEDIA RELEASE 16 June 2022 Refugee Week 2022 launches this Sunday 19 June with a focus on “Healing”. A healing that promotes harmony and togetherness in our shared common humanity. We have recently seen the welcome...
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
The Department of Home Affairs is currently reviewing Australia’s settlement programs for refugees. This is an opportunity to share your views on Australia’s settlement programs, including the Humanitarian...
Who you can talk to
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
This briefing provides an overview of the public positions on refugee issues of the three parties with the largest representation in the Australian Parliament – the Liberal-National Coalition, the Australian Labor Party...
From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic until the end of 2021, border restrictions have meant only a trickle of refugee and humanitarian visa holders have been allowed to enter Australia. With the progressive opening of...