Refugees

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Displaced persons
Refugees policy


Briefing paper

Climate change, conflict and displacement: five key misconceptions

This paper aims to build the evidence base and raise awareness of the myriad ways in which displaced people choose or are forced to adapt their lives and livelihoods to meet the challenges of displacement.
Position paper

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.
Report

Report of the Inquiry into support for older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds

Throughout this inquiry, the Committee heard about many barriers preventing culturally diverse older people from accessing the services they need when they need them. This report draws upon comprehensive evidence received from expert stakeholders and people with lived experience to make 61 findings and 76...
Survey

Report of Ipsos World Refugee Day: global attitudes to towards refugees June 2022

This report presents the latest findings from an Ipsos global survey of over 20,000 adults across 28 countries for World Refugee Day 2022. The research seeks to shed a light on the magnitude of the refugee issue, and to contribute to a better global understanding...
Report

Foundations for belonging 2022

This research provides further evidence of the interdependencies between various social and civic participation measures and refugees’ overall experience of settlement and their sense of welcome and belonging.
Briefing paper

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.
Report

The efficacy, fairness, timeliness and costs of the processing and granting of visa classes which provide for or allow for family and partner reunions

A key recommendation in this inquiry report is for the Department of Home Affairs to develop a long-term strategy to update its system for the processing of visas, and to improve its efficiency, reduce its complexities, reduce waiting times substantially, and to provide greater transparency...
Report

The detention of refugees following visa refusal or cancellation under section 501 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth)

This is a report setting out the findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission (Commission) following an inquiry into the detention of refugees who have had their visas cancelled or refused on character grounds under s 501 of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) (Migration Act).
Policy

Equality and justice for all

This policy statement outlines The Greens' policy position on human rights, violence prevention and gender equality.
Other text

People from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds: an open access annotated bibliography (4th edition)

This 4th edition of an 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

Safe start. Fair future.

The report addresses the key gaps in the current policy settings that discriminate against Convention Refugees and people seeking asylum.
Briefing paper

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...
Report

Settlement interrupted: the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on newly arrived young people in Victoria

This report illustrates how the extended lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, and the broader pandemic, have presented significant interruptions to the settlement process, with implications for young people’s longer-term participation and wellbeing.
Position paper

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.
Report

Still left behind

In this report, the authors provide five steps the Morrison Government must include in a fair and inclusive plan to ensure that residents on temporary visas, their family  members  and refugees whose resettlement in Australia has been put on hold during the pandemic are not...
Guide

Employers guide to refugee employment: a collaborative approach

Australian employers who want to hire refugees often do not know where to start. This guide is based on opportunities and challenges identified by employers and the types of support they found most useful to hire and integrate refugees into their organisations successfully.
Policy report

Supporting economic growth in uncertain times

This report recommends that the Australian government should allow Temporary Protection visa (TPV) and Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV) holders to access a simplified residency pathway.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Alex Hawke says Australia's resettlement of refugees ranks third-highest globally. Is that correct?

Challenged on whether the government was doing enough to assist Afghan refugees fleeing the returning Taliban, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke, claimed Australia was already among the world’s "most generous humanitarian re-settlers".
Report

Foundations for belonging 2021

This publication reports on a second wave of research carried out with newly arrived refugees in Australia. This research points to a series of actions that governments, policy-makers, service providers and civil society can pursue to strengthen their contributions to refugee settlement and integration.
Journal article

The experiences of refugee Muslim women in the Aotearoa New Zealand healthcare system

This study explores the experiences of refugee Muslim women as they accessed and navigated the healthcare system in Aotearoa New Zealand.