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Asylum-Seekers Immigration

Concern for human rights as Nauru detention centre fills up

The growing number of men transferred to the Nauru Processing Centre are distressed and being denied access to human rights information, according to an independent advocacy group representing many of the detainees. Source: ABC News.

Asylum-Seekers Immigration Politics

Albanese vows no turnback on Operation Sovereign Borders

People who arrive by boat seeking a better life or even asylum “won’t be settled in Australia”, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said yesterday as he doubled down on his Government’s commitment to the Coalition’s Operation Sovereign Borders. Source: The Australian. 

Immigration Politics

Greens accuse Labor of ‘race to the bottom’ over detainees bill

People who refuse to return to their birth country because they fear persecution will be jailed for up to five years if they do not cooperate with moves to deport them under Labor’s accelerated plans to head off a wave of legal challenges to immigration detention. Source: The Age.


ACU historian gives immigration reforms a mixed report 

An Australian Catholic University expert says while the Albanese Government has trumpeted changes to the migration system as the “biggest reforms in a generation”, cuts to immigration aren’t as dramatic as they seem.

Immigration People

Ugandan family reunited after six long years of separation

Six agonising years of separation have ended for Catholic couple Morris Mukasa and Teddy Nakalembe with the safe arrival of their children in Sydney. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Immigration Refugees

Labor releases plan to stem false asylum-seeker claims

Asylum-seekers will face a stronger regime to decide their claims to stay in Australia under a dramatic shift in federal policy to act on concerns that some migrants are working for up to 11 years while waiting for their cases to be decided. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Immigration Refugees

Border Force confirms last detainees removed from Christmas Island

The Christmas Island detention centre has been emptied, with all remaining detainees brought to the Australian mainland, the Australian Border Force has revealed. Source: The Guardian.


Review aims to expose ‘invisible’ barriers faced by migrants

For the first time, migrants can use their native tongue to warn the Commonwealth Government about the barriers they face after arriving in Australia. Source: SBS News.


Federal Government lifts humanitarian intake to 20,000

The Albanese Government will lift Australia’s humanitarian intake to 20,000 places from its previous cap of 17,875. Source: ABC News.