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Displaced persons
Refugees policy

Locked down and locked out?

During the March-April 2020 lockdown period, the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) interviewed 41 young people from 17 different cultural backgrounds, connected with their 'Employment Empowers' program. The findings outlined in this report provide a snapshot of the experiences of young people from refugee and...

Lowy Institute poll 2020

The 2020 Lowy Institute Poll records unprecedented shifts in public opinion. Only half the country reports feeling safe — a record low for Australians. Our concern about a global economic downturn has skyrocketed. Optimism about our economic prospects has sunk to an historic low.

Foundations for belonging: a snapshot of newly arrived refugees

Successful settlement and integration is a goal shared by refugees, the communities where refugees settle and government at all levels. This research shines a light on aspects of integration that are often overlooked - refugees’ social connections and their access to rights and fulfilment of...
Journal article

Mobile communication and refugees: an analytical review of academic literature

Over the past decade, an expanding body of literature has explored the ways in which refugees rely on mobile communication technologies. This article looks into ways in which existing studies address the possibilities and vulnerabilities of mobile communications, the social conditions, and the agency of...

Multicultural and Settlement services supporting women experiencing violence: The MuSeS project

This research project aimed to produce findings that can inform strategies for better supporting women experiencing violence through settlement and multicultural services (including specialist refugee mental health services).
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Will Australia's refugee intake in 2015-16 be the highest since WWII?

The Government has responded to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the Middle East by announcing Australia will take an additional 12,000 refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq in 2015-16, which Foreign Minister Julie Bishop claims amounts to the single larges
Fact sheet

Fact Check: The Government says Australians will lose out on medical help if refugees are brought here for treatment. Is that correct?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and other Coalition frontbenchers say Australians face being kicked off hospital waiting lists by an influx of asylum seekers and refugees seeking medical treatment in Australia under the so-called medevac legislation.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Liberal MP Kelly O'Dwyer incorrect on Australia's refugee intake

Liberal MP Kelly O'Dwyer claims Australia has one of the highest per capita refugee intakes in the world.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Does Australia run the most generous refugee program per capita in the world?

Coalition Senator George Brandis claims that, per capita, Australia runs the most generous refugee and humanitarian migration program in the world.
Working paper

The Rohingya response in Bangladesh and the Global Compact on Refugees

This report explores how far the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) – adopted by 181 UN Member States, including Bangladesh, in December 2018 – has informed the response to the Rohingya crisis.