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Introduction : This research paper details the experiences of 29 asylum seekers who were released from immigration detention in Australia into community-based arrangements with no right to work and limited entitlements. All of the men and women interviewed for this research arrived to Australia...
This report reviews the available international and New Zealand research on temporary migrants’ vulnerability and exploitation in the workplace, highlighting research gaps and whether there are effective interventions.
Although New Zealand has long depended on immigrant settlers to supplement the national...
This paper summarises the current crisis in the new nation of South Sudan, the historical background, and Australia's role.
Executive summaryIn mid-December 2013, the newly formed country of South Sudan erupted into violence, creating a significant humanitarian crisis. Violence spread rapidly...
This report provides human rights perspectives on issues such as asylum seekers, LGBTI rights, Indigenous rights and the federal government's hot-button issue of "freedom".
In this report, which is a first for the Castan Centre, you will find fresh perspectives on...
Asylum seekers living in the community are at serious risk of disadvantage, isolation and marginalisation, argues this report, which outlines the emergency relief services and other related support to asylum seekers provided by UnitingCare agencies.
Recent research conducted by UnitingCare Victoria...
Abstract: There appears to have been little or no effort by the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments to address the recommendations in Amnesty International’s December 2013 report, This is Breaking People . The primary concerns around arbitrary and indefinite detention and lack of...
No single party was directly to blame for the two nights of violence that led to the death of the Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati at Manus detention centre, according to a long-awaited government-commissioned review.
The Cornall review, which places significant emphasis on the...
By end-2013, 51.2 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations, according to this report.
Summary: GENEVA, June 20 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency reported today on World Refugee Day that the...
The UN refugee agency annual statistics show that more than 51 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2013, the largest number since the end of World War II. Half of the world's refugees in 2013 were children.
UNHCR's annual Global Trends...
This report finds that Australia’s co-operation with Sri Lanka to prevent would-be-refugees from seeking protection is riddled with human rights risks and should be stopped immediately.
The report, Can’t flee, can’t stay: Australia’s interception and return of Sri Lankan asylum...