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This page highlights some key publications on refugees for people who want to learn more.

Latest publications

Playing God: The Immigration Minister’s unrestrained power

This report highlights the unrestrained power of the Minister for Immigration. The report is an examination of the expanding powers found within three key pieces of the Australian legislation that affect people seeking asylum. These are: the Migration Act, the ASIO Act and the Maritime Powers Act.
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Snapshot of refugee and asylum policy: Human Rights Commission reports

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released a second edition of its snapshot report on asylum seekers, refugees and human rights. The report provides a useful short summary of many concerns raised by current Australian refugee and asylum policy, including offshore processing and indefinite detention.
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IOM calls for change to health care for irregular migrants in Europe

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has published a detailed report on access to health care for irregular migrants in the European Union (EU). The report reveals an urgent need to improve health outcomes for some of the most vulnerable groups in the EU. It makes recommendations to immediately expand universal health coverage.
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Cancelling visas on ‘character’ grounds: The Ombudsman reports

The Commonwealth Ombudsman has published a report investigating the administration of the process of visa cancellations as a result of the Migration Amendment (Character and General Visa Cancellation) Act passed in 2014. The change in the law required the Minister to cancel visas automatically in certain circumstances.
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