Forced Migration

Featuring reports, commentary, audio, video and other grey literature related to forced migration in Australia and its region, this collection was an initiative the Forced Migration Research Hub - an international network of research scholars working on issues of forced migration in the Asia-Pacific and hosted by the Swinburne Institute for Social Research in collaboration with Monash and La Trobe Universities.  ForMHub was established by a Melbourne-based steering committee led by Anne McNevin (Monash University) and Sandy Gifford (La Trobe University & Swinburne University) and is now hosted by APO.

14 December 2016

Near the South Australia–Victoria border, a small community captures the highs and lows of the migration experience.

17 November 2016

Nicholas Procter and Mary Anne Kenny respond to the Turnbull Government's announcement of a plan to resettle refugees on Manus Island and Nauru in the United States.

26 October 2016

This report by Anti-Slavery Australia and the Law Council of Australia makes a compelling case for the establishment of a national compensation scheme for survivors of human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices.

17 October 2016

This report exposes how the Australian Government has flouted the Refugee Convention, undermining its purpose and the values for which it stands by subjecting children, men and women who have sought protection in Australia to egregious abuses, as part of the policy of offshore 'processing' of people seeking protection.

14 October 2016

Attitudes towards a more generous refugee resettlement program are influenced by beliefs about how many migrants arrive each year. But making the calculation isn’t straightforward.

7 October 2016

Australia’s new Human Rights Commissioner, Edward Santow, will use his first year in office to focus on the treatment of people in detention in Australia.

14 September 2016

The Australian Human Rights Commission has today released a report which outlines potential policy alternatives to the current model of third country processing and practical measures to strike a balance between protecting human rights and preventing dangerous sea journeys.

13 September 2016

The objective of the audit was to assess whether the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) had appropriately managed the procurement of garrison support and welfare services at offshore processing centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea (Manus Island); and whether the processes adopted met the requirements of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs) including consideration and achievement of value for money.

7 September 2016

Interview with Philippe Legrain, a former advisor to the President of the European Commission, to discuss his argument that investing in refugees would reap an economic dividend of double the initial outlay.

1 September 2016

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s administration of health services in onshore immigration detention.