Community connections play key role in refugee resettlement

JESS ROBERTSON Growing up, we have the opportunity to go to school, to make our own friends, to meet their parents and create connections through them. We live in a world that's fundamentally made up of networks, and without these … [Read more...]

Public seminar: Refugee rights need a rethink

BENNET NICHOL     Leading international law authority on refugee rights pushed for a rethink of the UN Refugee Convention at a seminar in the Brisbane Supreme Court last night. James Hathaway, director of refugee and … [Read more...]

12,000 Syrian refugees to call Australia home

JANELSA OUMA Australia will be resettling an extra 12,000 refugees in a "once-off" increase of our humanitarian refugee quota in response to pressure from the Australian people and an escalation in the Syrian & Iraqi … [Read more...]

Asylum policy: European recipe for Australian crisis?

ANETA ZILVAROVA The Australian government has recently signed two bilateral agreements on cooperation with Papua New Guinea and Nauru in asylum policy. These agreements enable the resettlement of asylum seekers who reach Australian shores by boat … [Read more...]

NGOs join the bandwagon against cruel immigration policies

NICHOLAS McDONALDThe Labor party’s PNG solution and the LNP’s “Operation Sovereign Borders” have drawn criticism from Non-Government Organisations at home and abroad.Among these groups are the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and … [Read more...]