Refugee Week 2017 launch in Sydney

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A platform for change: Reforming Australian refugee policy

In 2017, a wide range of actors from across the Australian refugee sector and movement worked together to articulate a platform for reform of Australian refugee policy in 2018 and beyond. This joint platform sets out the problems of refugee policy in Australia and, more importantly, what we think are the solutions.
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Visa cancellations cases

This database shows cases since the introduction of the legislation in December 2014 expanding the cancellations of visas. It was developed in collaboration with a Visa Cancellations Working Group, of which the Refugee Council of Australia is a member.
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Fast-tracking decisions

This table lists decisions by federal courts relating to the new system of refugee status determination for people who came by boat, known as 'fast tracking'.
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Collaboration with the sector

As the Refugee Council of Australia is the national umbrella body for organisations working to help people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, one of our roles is to support and facilitate collaboration within the sector.
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Australia celebrates its biggest ever Refugee Week

Refugee Week 2016 was officially Australia’s biggest to date, with over 350 events celebrated across the country in every state and territory. Film screenings, photography exhibitions, flash mobs and music festivals brought out tens of thousands of Australians to celebrate the courage and contribution that refugees bring to their adopted nation.
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