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An exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian has revealed that 56 per cent of Australian voters believe the existing immigration cap of 190,000 a ... farmers subjected to a campaign of violence and discrimination in their homeland should be afforded the same status by Australia as asylum-seekers ...
PH can be source of asylum seekers, destination for refugees — Australian think tank ... This was pointed out in a working paper just published by the Lowy Institute, Australia's leading independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank providing high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on the ...

If the athletes do wish to gain asylum in Australia, their case would not appear to be as favourable as that of the Sierra Leone athletes from 2006, given the current government's stance on Immigration and the actions of ... Remaining in Australia and applying for protection is not breaching Australian law.".
Manus Island Rohingya asylum seeker Sahil Rahman ... waiting months for medical treatment in a 'hotel' in Port Moresby. Picture: Brian Cassey. “I left for Australia in 2012 … am now 30 years old and I have not found my path in life. My father is dead. Of course I regret leaving but I had nothing, I was ...
Some Commonwealth Games athletes who have disappeared from the Gold Coast Athletes Village could have legitimate cases for asylum in Australia because of human rights concerns in their home countries, the Refugee Council of Australia says. The Commonwealth Games Federation confirmed there ...

The missing Commonwealth Games athletes from Cameroon, Rwanda and Uganda aren't the first to walk out of an athletes village, even in Australia. At least 26 athletes claimed asylum in Australia at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Two of them, originally from Cameroon, are now ...
Peter Dutton's department blocked a white South African farmer's asylum bid because its evidence showed “the vast majority of crimes against whites are not racially motivated”. ... In March Dutton said the farmers deserved “special attention” from a “civilised country” like Australia on humanitarian grounds.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern previously made an offer to Australia's PM Malcolm Turnbull for her country to take up to 150 refugees from ... In 2001 Helen Clark's Labour government offered asylum to 130 refugees who were rescued from the Tampa after it sunk off the Australian coast.
Australia's controversial detention center on Papua New Guinea's (PNG) Manus Island was shut down in October 2017. ... While some 84 asylum seekers have been sent to the United States, under a deal agreed between Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and former US president Barack Obama, ...
The Liberal-National Coalition's move is designed to push them into penury and homelessness, forcing many to return to the countries they fled, in line with the bipartisan “border protection” regime of shutting Australia's doors to refugees. The asylum seekers have been languishing in Australia for up to five ...
Australia-bound asylum seekers left mentally scarred by years of detention on Pacific islands, warns UN refugee official ... Welcoming the agreement, the UNHCR official said that this would still leave the same number of people on Nauru, and he urged the Australian Government to consider an offer from ...
“Australia supports Nauru's sovereignty and its decision to terminate the treaty.” Severing access to the high court would have a significant impact on the rights of asylum seekers held in detention on Nauru at the behest of the Australian government, the human rights lawyer George Newhouse said. Of the ...
The Department of Home Affairs has also specifically said asylum seekers studying full-time will have their support cut. The Guardian is aware of several asylum seekers who came to Australia as children, who have since graduated from high school and won scholarships to Australian universities. Some ...
Australia's harsh asylum policies have been touted as a possible solution to Europe's so-called refugee crisis. Politicians in the UK, France, Holland, Denmark, Austria and Belgium have advocated for an Australian-style approach aimed at blocking asylum seekers from accessing Europe. But there are a ...
Federal government cuts could mean homelessness and destitution for vulnerable asylum seekers in Australia on temporary visas, refugee advocates ... The CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service, Dr Cassandra Goldie, said she had heard of parents affected by the cuts who were skipping meals to ...


 

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