Refugee Council of Australia
Eight opportunities to increase the potential of humanitarian migration to Australia
This document provides key messaging for participants at the 2022 Jobs and Skills Summit on how refugee and humanitarian entrants can and do contribute to meeting Australia’s current and future challenges.
2022 Federal election: refugee policies of Liberal-National Coalition, Labor and the Greens
This briefing provides an overview of the public positions on refugee issues of the three parties with the largest representation in the Australian Parliament – the Liberal-National Coalition, the Australian Labor Party and the Australian Greens.
Facilitating humanitarian arrivals in the context of global vaccine inequities
From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic until the end of 2021, border restrictions have meant only a trickle of refugee and humanitarian visa holders have been allowed to enter Australia. This briefing paper outlines steps that state and federal governments can take to facilitate...
Economic benefits of transitioning refugees from temporary to permanent visas
This position paper proposes that the Australian government reform the visa pathway requirements to enable refugees on a Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) or a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) to access a permanent visa.
2020-21 Federal Budget: what it means for refugees and people seeking humanitarian protection
A coalition of refugee organisations has condemned the Australian government’s decision to slash support to people seeking asylum in the 2020-21 Budget. This decision, they say, puts over 100 000 people, including around 16 000 children, at further risk of homelessness and destitution.