Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law

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Australia's latest asylum policy appears to be deportation by destitution, writes Claire Higgins.

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The Immigration Minister's reference to 'fake refugees' stands in stark contrast to the principles for Australia’s refugee policy presented to parliament 40 years ago this week, writes Claire Higgins. 

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UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Türk will launch UNSW’s Grand Challenge on Refugees & Migrants with a rare public address on Friday 18 November.

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Australia has a seat at the table, but what will we offer, asks Frances Voon.

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Ensuring refugees are protected in the current national and international climate is the central challenge to be discussed at UNSW’s Kaldor Centre annual conference this week.

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The asylum bill introduced into Parliament last week is an extraordinary display of disdain for international law – and its fundamental misunderstanding of it, writes Jane McAdam.

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It is not only bad policy but also unfair for the Government to send asylum seekers to a poor country like Cambodia when it is Australia that should be honouring its responsibilities, writes Joyce Chia.

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The first research centre specialising in international refugee law has been launched at UNSW, with the aim of raising the quality of public policy and debate about asylum seekers and refugees.