The French government has implemented measures aimed at reducing the disparities between the mainland and overseas France, stepping up security measures and providing aid to improve living conditions in the Comoros.
This working paper looks at international practices for establishing identity in undocumented asylum seekers and argues there is scope for Australia and its regional partners to develop an internationally accepted standard of identity document.
This report employs social science methods in the field to understand the role that technology and connectivity play in refugees’ lives, and addresses key information gaps for international organisations, NGOs, governments, academic researchers and technologists.
This guide provides statistics on the number of boats that have been ‘turned back’ since the practice of removing unauthorised maritime arrivals in Suspected Illegal Entry Vessels (SIEVs) from Australian waters was introduced by the Howard Government in 2001.
This report explains the circumstances that have led to millions of people around the world not being recognized as citizens, drawing on discussions with four stateless or formerly stateless minority groups.
This report has drawn together the work of authors from multiple disciplines to explore the global phenomenon that is people smuggling. It has been developed to provide readers with a clear, concise and obtainable understanding of the issue and its complexity.
In June 2017, senior staff of Settlement Services International (SSI) and Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) were involved in meetings in Canada and Geneva to learn more the Canadian model of private sponsorship of refugees and its implications for Australia. SSI CEO Violet Roumeliotis and...
How should we shape the Global Compact on Refugees and what does this mean for states, civil society, refugee and host communities and others? These questions were the focus of international discussions in Geneva in June 2017.
These meetings were part of the process...
This report showcases the spirit of volunteerism in Australia, presenting the accounts of many volunteers who continue visiting detention facilities despite difficulties, so they can bring people hope and get their voices and concerns heard.
In 2016, the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) Policy Advisory Committee on Health and Wellbeing (PACHW) discussed increasing concerns by health services and multicultural advocates regarding the low levels of awareness among culturally diverse communities about the role and engagement of accredited interpreters....
Prime Minister Bill English was roundly criticised last week for mumbling into his sleeve when asked if President Trump’s new Muslim ban was racist. But his response wasn’t far off from the hands-off, it’s-not-our-problem approach he inherited.
Indeed, what was the most notable thing...
The Global Refugee Youth Consultations (GRYC) provided a rare opportunity to consult widely with young people across Australia from refugee or asylum seeking backgrounds. The Global Refugee Youth Consultations (GRYC) provided a rare opportunity to consult widely with young people across Australia from refugee or...
The ‘Nauru files,’ which detail reports of abuse in Australia’s asylum-seeker detention centre on Nauru, have received global attention since their release. They should provide a flashpoint for the Turnbull government to reassess the longstanding policy of offshore detention of asylum seekers before more serious...
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...
The Guardian journalists discuss their handling of more than 2,000 leaked incident reports from Australia’s detention camp for asylum seekers on the remote Pacific island of Nauru. Journalists spent several months combing through the Nauru files which set out the assaults, sexual violence, self-harm attempts...
The Turnbull Government is facing mounting calls for a Royal Commission into immigration detention on Nauru.
It follows the mass leak of more than 2,000 incident reports detailing assaults, sexual abuse and self harm attempts—more than half of which involve children.
More than 2,000 leaked incident reports from Australia’s detention camp for asylum seekers on the remote Pacific island of Nauru – totalling more than 8,000 pages – are published by the Guardian today. The Nauru files set out as never before the assaults, sexual abuse,...
The Policy Paper recommends that Australia end its harmful policies of offshore processing, boat turnbacks and the mandatory detention of people seeking asylum. The Policy Paper sets out practical and sound measures to be considered by the Australian government in order to adopt a just...
To date, relatively little attention has been given to the experience of people seeking asylum being 'warehoused' in our region. While the policies of the country in which they are residing also impact on their experiences, it is clear from researchers, non-government organisations (NGOs) that...