This paper from the Lowy Institute looks at he nature of abour migration in the Asia-Pacific region, and its relationship to pathways for people seeking asylum. It aims to identify ways in which countries can extend legal labour-based schemes to refugees and people seeking asylum, who might otherwise be at risk from people smugglers and human traffickers.
In 2013, the Australian Red Cross found that people were becoming destitute as a result of seeking asylum in its first annual report on vulnerability. The report included stories and data from 33 people seeking asylum in Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria.
How do people seeking asylum get through the day? In 2010, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) published two reports, Locked Out and Destitute and Uncertain, that look at their harsh and often traumatic struggle to meet their basic needs.
Misinformation about people seeking asylum and employment is widespread. A journal article, 'People seeking asylum in Australia and their access to employment: just what do we know?', examines what we do and do not know about access to employment for people seeking asylum.
The Hotham Mission’s Asylum Seeker Project (ASP) provides housing and support to asylum seekers in Victoria. In 2010, they released a report outlining the challenges faced by agencies housing people seeking asylum. The report included 11 recommendations to the Government, along with a proposed model for combating homelessness.
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