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Robyn Sampson

Report

Removing seriously ill asylum seekers from Australia

Asylum seekers go through an extensive assessment process in Australia. Those who are found not to be refugees are removed from Australia by process of law. For those who are seriously ill, removal is a particularly distressing event, leading to a future heavy with the...
Report

Good starts for recently arrived youth with refugee backgrounds: Promoting wellbeing in the first three years of settlement in Melbourne, Australia

This report describes the key findings of a longitudinal study (2004—2008) investigating the experiences of settlement among a group of 120 recently arrived young people with refugee backgrounds settling in Melbourne, Australia.
Book

There are alternatives: a handbook for preventing unnecessary immigration detention

This guide presents humane and cost effective mechanisms to prevent the unnecessary and damaging detention of refugees and aims to ensure that detention is only ever used as a last resort. Governments around the world are increasingly using detention as a migration management tool, with...
Report

Good starts for recently arrived youth with refugee backgrounds

This report describes the key findings of a longitudinal study (2004—2008) investigating the experiences of settlement among a group of 120 recently arrived young people with refugee backgrounds settling in Melbourne, Australia. Each year, less than one per cent of the world’s refugees are offered...
Article

Searching for healthier policy

Like most Western countries, Australia removes, or ‘deports’, asylum seekers whose applications for refugee protection are refused. This is the logical outcome of a fair and reliable refugee assessment system, an outcome that maintains the integrity and strength of refugee protection and limits potential abuse...