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.

Forced Migration

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12 Jan 2019

This open access annotated bibliography has been curated by a collective of scholars who share an interest in the impacts of forced migration on people from refugee, asylum seeking and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) migrant backgrounds.

Report

3 Dec 2018

This report provides independent medical data demonstrating the extreme mental health suffering on Nauru. MSF strongly reiterates its urgent call for the Australian government to end the policy of offshore detention and immediately evacuate all refugees and asylum seekers from Nauru to avoid further deterioration...

Report

21 Nov 2018

This report paints a stark picture of a traumatised refugee population which has been hit hard by Australia’s recent healthcare and counselling service cuts, as well as continued threats to their safety.

Journal article

20 Nov 2018

Climate disruption and its consequences are an emerging public health crisis. While much emphasis is placed on adaptation and mitigation, there is no long‐term plan to support those who face environmental displacement.

Report

9 Nov 2018

This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Brisbane Immigration Transit Accommodation (BITA) facility in September 2017.

Report

9 Nov 2018

This report contains an overview of key observations and concerns arising from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s inspection of the Christmas Island Immigration Detention Centre (CIIDC) in August 2017.

Report

30 Oct 2018

The French government has implemented measures aimed at reducing the disparities between the mainland and overseas France, stepping up security measures and providing aid to improve living conditions in the Comoros.

Commentary

25 Oct 2018

The Opposition should swallow Scott Morrison’s bitter pill. But it also needs a longer-term plan, writes Peter Mares.

Report

20 Oct 2018

This study is the product of a research collaboration between AMES Australia and Deloitte Access Economics, and focuses on resettlement of Karen refugees in Greater Bendigo, a substantial regional centre in central Victoria.

Journal article

4 Sep 2018

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.

Report

3 Sep 2018

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.

Commentary

29 Aug 2018

How will Scott Morrison respond to pressure from the Coalition’s right to cut immigration?

Commentary

23 Aug 2018

We are going to see more and more climate related disasters. We can do better in the way we prepare for and respond to them. We need a broad, complementary set of policy strategies to assist people and give them choices.

Journal article

10 Aug 2018

Climate change is affecting Pacific life in significant and complex ways. Human mobility is shaped by climate change and is increasingly positioned by international agencies, policymakers, and governments as having an important role in both climate change adaptation and human development. We consider the potential...

Report

1 Aug 2018

This analysis argues there is a need for an integrated and strategic perspective to achieve comprehensive and cohesive policymaking and implementation to enhance the security and stability of the Pacific as a strategic priority for Australia.

Commentary

24 Jul 2018

The rising death toll in the Mediterranean reflects a deeper problem with European policy towards irregular migrants.

Guide

20 Jul 2018

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...

Report

19 Jul 2018

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.

Report

19 Jul 2018

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.

Journal article

17 Jul 2018

This article examines four key areas of concern that will have to be dealt with if an effective policy on climate change-induced migration is to be developed.