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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. The contributors included: people from refugee backgrounds, NGOs, community groups, academics and grassroots organisations. As such, the views expressed here are informed by a broad cross section of expertise from across Australia. A list of associated organisations and groups is listed below. Outlined below are the five key policy areas that we must change for Australia to return to a fair, egalitarian nation that will prosper into the future:

  • The permanent end to offshore processing
  • A fair process for claiming asylum
  • Reform of the immigration detention system
  • A larger and more responsive Refugee and Humanitarian Program
  • Australia’s improved engagement in Asia

We briefly outline the problem, followed by our proposed policy solutions, with references to evidence and research outlined against the proposed solutions.

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