asylum seekers

Asylum seeker mother and child

Federal Court data breach exposes the identities of 400 asylum seekers.

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A proposed permanent ban on some refugees would entrench the separation of families, says a UNSW joint submission to a Senate committee hearing today.

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The Refugee Advice and Casework Service has supported more than 100 unaccompanied children who arrived in Australia seeking protection.

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Children's experiences of parental relationship breakdown, and life for refugee children after settlement, will be among the topic discussed on the final day of Australia’s largest social policy conference.

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Warnings from almost 40 years ago about the perils of detaining asylum seekers have proved prescient, writes Claire Higgins.

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The Kaldor Centre's Claire Higgins has gone behind the scenes to take readers into key decision-making moments that shaped Australia's refugee policy.

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Immigration Minister Peter Dutton should learn to live with lawyers who help in matters of life and death, writes Claire Higgins.

Human Rights

Concerns have been raised about whether Australia adequately protects human rights given multiple reports of abuses, including mistreatment of juvenile detainees, write George Williams and Daniel Reynolds.

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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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Boat turnbacks show the growing chasm between EU and Australian policies and international law, and they illustrate the political success of a highly questionable approach to forced movement, writes Violeta Moreno-Lax.

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