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What are these consultations?

Every year, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) consults with people across Australia on refugee and asylum policies. We talk to people who have been or are in need of protection, and with those who work with these communities. What we hear feeds into what we focus on, and informs all of our policy and advocacy work here and overseas.

The 2017 consultations

In 2017, we held over 60 consultations nationally, with many in regional communities. Our work in 2018 will be informed by what people have said in these consultations.

We thank the many hundreds of people who came to the consultations for their thoughts and their participation. As well, we thank our host organisations and the people who helped us organise these consultations. Finally, we would like to thank Marie Mundler and Charlotte Raymond, who helped us to coordinate the consultations in 2017.

What’s next?

This page will be updated with information about the work we have produced from these consultations, and when we begin to plan for the consultations in 2018.