Journal article

10 Aug 2018

Climate change is affecting Pacific life in significant and complex ways. Human mobility is shaped by climate change and is increasingly positioned by international agencies, policymakers, and governments as having an important role in both climate change adaptation and human development. We consider the potential...


4 Sep 2017

When hundreds of thousands of refugees made their way into Europe in August and September 2015, German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to engage in an open-door policy toward the newcomers. What's happened since then?

Discussion paper

24 Aug 2017

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...


Afghanistan's current situation, drivers of migration and returnees experience
10 Jul 2017

Afghanistan is currently experiencing widespread conflict, intensifying violence, political instability, human rights abuses, lack of rule of law and good governance, economic hardships, and a serious refugee crisis. This report concludes that it would be impossible for Australian, European and other governments to guarantee the...

Discussion paper

27 Mar 2017

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....


22 Feb 2017

The world is in the midst of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Yet Australia’s approach in recent years has been to punish people seeking asylum, while increasing the numbers of refugees it resettles. This contrasting approach threatens the long and proud history Australia has of successful...


30 Nov 2016

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...


14 Apr 2016

The People They Make Us Welcome, a new policy paper by the Centre for Multicultural Youth explores how well newly arrived young people are settling by exploring their sense of belonging in the Australian community. Research around young people’s experiences of belonging is limited. Although...


11 Dec 2015

ECCV recognises that culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) are often adversely affected by exploitative labour hire practices based on our consultations with CALD communities, service providers and regional Victorian ECCs. While labour hire and insecure work affects many communities, the ethno-specific dimension of exploitation...


6 Aug 2015

The right to a nationality is a fundamental human right, enshrined in Article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Having a nationality also facilitates the enjoyment of many other human rights, often being a prerequisite for taking part in political life of your...


3 Jul 2015

Since Federation, Australia has provided protection to over 800,000 refugee and humanitarian entrants. Australians from refugee backgrounds have made important social, economic and civic contributions to Australia, finding success in every field of endeavour and numbering amongst our best and brightest. The success of refugee...


6 Jul 2010

Could the belief that boat people influence the way people vote be one of the great myths of Australan politics, asks Peter Browne.



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