RCOA: The State of the Nation

State of the Nation 2017: Refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia

 

Sign Welcome Refugees at rally

Introduction

The world is in the midst of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Yet Australia’s approach in recent years has been to punish people seeking asylum, while increasing the numbers of refugees it resettles. This contrasting approach threatens the long and proud history Australia has of successful integration of refugee communities.

This report reflects what we have heard from refugees and people seeking asylum, and the people supporting them. We thank all of the people who contributed to this report.

Read the full report here

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