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On this page you can find our reports, policy briefs and other papers on international policy.

Latest reports

John Gibson Refugee Community Leadership Grant 2018

John Gibson Refugee Community Leadership Grant  The annual John Gibson Refugee Community Leadership Grant supports advocates from refugee backgrounds to take part in high-level international advocacy on refugee issues. One advocate is selected each year to…

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Report on refugee self-representation: advocacy in Geneva 2017

In the lead-up to the June 2017 Geneva meetings, refugee community advocates and Australian NGOs worked collaboratively to develop key messages and advocacy objectives on the theme of refugee self-representation. This report highlights the process undertaken to develop this advocacy, the key messages that were taken to Geneva, and the outcomes of this collective effort.
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Report of 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on resettlement

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).
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Recent changes in Australian refugee policy

Recent years have seen numerous changes to Australia’s refugee and asylum seeker policies, largely as a political response to an increase in the number of asylum seekers arriving in Australia by boat (51,637 arrivals in the five years to December 2013) and a consequent increase in deaths at sea between Indonesia and Australia (at least 862 deaths recorded over the same period).[1] Both of Australia’s major political parties have attempted to address this issue through deterrence-based policies which block access to protection in Australia and impose penalties on people who arrive by boat. This document summarises some of the more recent policy changes.
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Resettlement fraud: Background and resources

When people are in great need and when resettlement places are scarce and processes are complex and protracted, those seeking resettlement may be vulnerable to fraud, corruption and exploitation. We are seeking information from people about any experiences they have with this.
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