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Australia is seen as “cruel and selfish” for its treatment of asylum seekers, barrister Julian Burnside has told a packed UNSW auditorium.

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The practice of locking up children indefinitely, identifying them by number, exposing them to violence and depriving them of education stands in stark contrast to widely held Australian values, writes Karen Zwi.

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A recent decision to allow a family from Tuvalu to stay in New Zealand has been hailed as the first legal recognition of “climate refugees”. But this is not so, writes Jane McAdam.

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A doctor who worked at the Christmas Island detention centre has told a UNSW forum there has been “no adequate response” to a 92-page letter detailing concerns about asylum seekers' health.

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A paediatrician with first-hand experience of the detention centre on Christmas Island will tell a public health symposium at UNSW tonight that detained children are showing signs of physical and developmental problems including language delay and regression. 

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Two medical doctors who have visited and worked at the detention centre on Christmas Island will speak publicly for the first time about their experiences at a symposium hosted at UNSW.  

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The success of Australia’s multi-million dollar vaccination programs is compromised, with pockets of the population remaining at risk, according to a new report. 

UNSW's Centre for Refugee Research has been selected by the United Nations to help international female refugees present their stories of survival, marking the 60th anniversary of the Refugee Convention.

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The other Australian team heading to the World Cup in South Africa - UNSW's Football United - had a successful warm-up match against politicians in Canberra this week.

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UNSW researchers are contributing to a program that will reduce disability and death in post-crisis situations. The program was launched this week in Canberra.

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