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On Wednesday, The Guardian released a slew of disturbing new examples of sexual abuse, self harm and appalling living conditions at Australia's immigration detention facility on Nauru. It's the largest ever cache of leaked documents from the island facility, with more than 2,000 incident reports...
Reflecting the diversity of challenges that now confront us, speakers at RMIT's People and the Planet 2013 conference from 2-4 July addressed nine interconnecting research themes:Urban Sustainability Cultural Sustainability Climate Change Adaptation Community Sustainability Globalization and Culture Human Security and Disasters Corporate Social...
'Hard-headed but not hard-hearted' is how Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston describes the 22 recommendations he and his expert panel handed down this week for asylum seeker policy in Australia. The recommendations included increasing Australia’s humanitarian intake by up to 14,000 people over the next...
The issue of refugees and asylum-seekers provokes heated public debate in many countries around the world, including in Australia.
On 14 February 2012, in an address in the Lowy Institute's Distinguished Speaker Series, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, examined...
The Federal Government wants to introduce $10,000 fines to penalise employers who take on illegal workers.
The meaures are released a report into illegal work in Australia, that concluded that at any time there are at least 100,000 people working in Australia without the...
As more and more refugees arrive in Australian waters by boat, Rear Vision takes a look at the history of Australia's policies on asylum seekers, from the first boatload of Vietnamese back in 1976 through to today.
First broadcast 7/4/2010