Refugee Council of Australia
Parliament House, Canberra

What we have learnt about refugee policy in Senate estimates

2021-2022 Additional Estimates

The responses to Senate Questions on Notice after the 2021-22 Additional Estimates round were published on 25 March 2022.

We analysed the questions put to the Department of Home Affairs. This round of questions provided rich information about some of the aspects of Australian refugee policy. Below is a summary of the most relevant and interesting information with a link to download them. Sometimes, little information is provided in response to a question on notice. We tried to include only the responses that provided relatively comprehensive and new information.

Refugee and Humanitarian Program

Afghan refugees and asylum seekers

Arrivals and exemptions

Onshore immigration detention

Offshore processing

‘Transitory people’ in Australia

Visa cancellation

Visa processing



Removals and returns


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