Refugee Council of Australia

Offshore processing

Since September 2012, the Australian Government has been sending people seeking asylum to Nauru and Papua New Guinea under a policy called 'offshore processing'. It is a policy designed to deter people from coming to Australia by punishing people who have come here seeking our protection.

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Your Voice Supporter Newsletter (September 2021)

In this issue of Your Voice, we will take you behind the scenes of some of the advocacy that your support has made possible, including gaining regular access to the Minister of Immigration. You can read about how your...

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...

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Stop the Boats

Simon Kurian Stop the Boats tells the story of how Australia used a three word slogan to demonise people seeking asylum, fleeing war and persecution; condemning them to indefinite offshore detention and torture in...