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Resources on Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Forums and Thinktanks:

The Centre for Policy Development
You'll find policy papers, resources, media interviews and opinion pieces within CPD's refugee and asylum seeker program pages. More info

The Conversation's expert panel on asylum seekers
The Conversation has assembled their own 'expert panel', a team of academics who reflect on the current asylum seeker debate. More info

CCJP Resources

Download CCJP's 2013 Federal Election Check Out on Asylum Seekers

Download CCJP's Check Out on Asylum Seeker Issues (2010)


ABC Fact Check - Children in detention: Is Australia breaching international law?

The Guardian - Australia and Asylum Seekers - The Key Fact you need to know (includes comparisons with other countries)

Infographic: global refugee populations 1975-2010
Using UNHCR data compiled by the United Nations Refugee Agency, this interactive infographic from The Conversation highlights refugee populations across the world over time: where refugees settled, and where they came from. Every population the UNHCR has counted over 35 years is charted on this spinning globe.

Children in Detention from Chilout:

The latest official statistics show that as of 28 February 2014:

  • 1106 children locked in Australia's secure immigration detention facilities; 356 of these children are detained on Christmas Island and 177 of the children are detained in Nauru.

  • 1579 are detained in the community under residence determinations.

  • 1816 children are living in the community on Bridging Visas which mean their parents have no work rights and very limited access to any Government support (this is an increase of around 100 in one month, indicating moves out of locked detention or out of community detention)

Previous Statistics:

  • 28 Feb 2013 - 1,062 children (aged under 18 years) were in immigration detention.

  • 30 June 2012 the figure was 1,080

ChilOut has more information on children in detention

Other Useful Links:

The Refugee Council of Australia

Australian Human Rights Commission pages on Immigration Detention, Asylum Seekers and Refugees.

Edmund Rice Centre - Deported to Danger. Research into the fates of people deported by Australia.

Edmund Rice Centre - The Asylum Seekers and Refugees Education Resource is ERC’s latest publication, which converts years of our research and experience into curriculum support material that addresses the learning needs of students.