This is the first study to report on child psychosocial outcomes from the large, representative longitudinal BNLA study. The findings indicate sound adjustment for the majority of young refugees resettled in Australia.
On 14 September 2012, Australia sent the first people back to Nauru under the second version of its offshore processing policy. This joint report examines what is happening to around 900 people who are still stuck on Nauru six years later, including an estimated 109 children.
The Victorian government funded the Victorian Refugee Health Network to complete a needs assessment of the responsiveness of the disability and refugee health service system in northern Melbourne. This report details the outcomes of the needs assessment and makes recommendations for service and policy changes...
This guide provides statistics on the number of boats that have been ‘turned back’ since the practice of removing unauthorised maritime arrivals in Suspected Illegal Entry Vessels (SIEVs) from Australian waters was introduced by the Howard Government (from 2001–2003) and reintroduced by the Abbott Government...
This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Adelaide Immigration Transit Accommodation (AITA) facility in July 2017.
This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Perth Immigration Detention Centre (PIDC) in August 2017.
This brief summarises the many changes to Australia’s refugee and asylum policies in recent years. These changes have largely been a political response to an increase in the number of people seeking asylum by boat (51,637 arrivals in the past five years) and in deaths...
The aim of this report is to illustrate ways in which state and territory governments might safeguard some of the rights of people seeking asylum in Australia.
This report looks at Indonesia’s efforts to respond to the late 2017 violence against the Rohingya that led to one of the largest, fastest refugee flows on record, with more than 700,000 people flooding into Bangladesh in a matter of weeks.
The consultation findings presented in this paper confirm that the inability to access mental health services in a timely and effective manner leads to increased disadvantage and disengagement for culturally diverse individuals who are already highly vulnerable in many cases.
There have been many reports about Australia's policies of offshore processing and detention. This report focuses on what happens to tens of thousands of people seeking asylum who are living in our community, and the policies that drive these highly vulnerable people to the margins...
As well as representing a human rights and humanitarian crisis in its own right, the ongoing Rohingya migrant crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh demonstrates the linkages between unresolved internal conflicts, mass displacement and wider instability in Australia’s region.
Educators and providers will have access to a new set of tools and resources to better support students from refugee backgrounds pursue higher education, following this national research project that examined students’ transition experiences.
This paper provides an update on the health situation for refugees and asylum seekers sent to Papua New Guinea by the Australian government.
This year’s Global Report on Internal Displacement explores why so many countries still struggle despite 20 years of international, regional and national policy efforts and investments.
Part 1 - On the GRID - The Global displacement landscape – Features new global figures for the...
This policy brief examines two international agreements now under negotiation at the United Nations – the Global Compact on Refugees, and the Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration – and concludes that they have potential to significantly improve the international systems of refugee...
This working paper examines whether legal labour migration schemes can be opened to humanitarian migrants who may otherwise become targets for people smugglers.
This working paper looks at international practices for establishing identity in undocumented asylum seekers and argues there is scope for Australia and its regional partners to develop an internationally accepted standard of identity document.