asylum seekers

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Europe, refugees and our obsession with borders will be the focus of a free public lecture by Francois Gemenne at UNSW on 15 March.

Mohammad Ali Vaezi

After settling into his UNSW accommodation last week, 20-year-old Afghan asylum seeker Mohammad Ali Vaezi finally has a room that belongs to just him.

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UNSW Law Professor Jane McAdam is a finalist in the NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year award.

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The first ever Refugee Alternatives Conference will explore alternatives to current refugee policy and develop sustainable solutions to one of the global community’s great modern challenges.

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Madeline Gleeson's book about the reality of life for asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island is among the winners at the Victorian Premier’s 2017 Literary Awards.

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The remote Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus will be among the first places in the world to see the arrival of 2017. However, for the 1500 refugees and asylum seekers still in detention, there will be little to celebrate.

Madeline Gleeson

Madeline Gleeson's confronting account of life for asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island is a finalist in the Victorian Premier's 2017 Literary Awards.

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Labor’s Kate Ellis told Q&A millions of taxpayer dollars were spent on a refugee resettlement plan in Cambodia and “very few lives were changed”. What was Ellis talking about – and was she correct? Madeline Gleeson investigates.

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Weekly visits by UNSW students to the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre have culminated in a special issue of Human Rights Defender magazine.

Queensland

Few realise that in the 1960s the Australian government planned to relocate the entire population of Nauru to an island off the Queensland coast, writes Jane McAdam.

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