Refugee Council of Australia


The Refugee Council of Australia regularly makes submissions to inquiries and reviews on a wide range of issues affecting refugees in Australia. You can also search and find submissions by topic for the past two years here. (For older submissions, see our page on archived submissions below).

Latest submissions

Intake & archived submissions

Submissions on asylum

2024-25 Pre-Budget Submission

As the national peak body for people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds and the organisations and individuals who work with and support them, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) welcomes the opportunity to...

Submissions on settlement

Submission on the Employment White Paper

This submission focuses on the employment of people from refugee backgrounds, outlining their experiences of the Australian labour market as well as opportunities to realise the potential of this diverse population...

Submissions on international issues

Australia’s engagement in Afghanistan

This submission highlighted key issues relating to Australia's engagement in Afghanistan, including costs, the need for an emergency response, the impacts on disapora communities, and its impact on people from...