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HSH313 AT1 Group Presentation. Majority of Australians say refugees who arrive by boat should be let in, poll finds. Refugees who arrive in Australia by boat should be allowed to resettle in the country, a majority of Australians believe, new polling released just days before the election shows.
A poll of more than 1,400 people commissioned by The Australia Institute found 63% of respondents oppose the bipartisan policy that refugees who arrive in Australia by boat should never be allowed to settle in the country, instead saying those found to have a valid claim for protection should be brought to Australia. As well, two-thirds of Australians believe doctors working in Australia’s offshore detention regime should be free to speak out about conditions in detention centres, and a majority believe New Zealand’s offer to resettle refugees from Manus Island and Nauru should be accepted.
The poll findings defy bipartisan political support for Australia’s current policy of offshore processing and regional resettlement for boat-borne refugees. No-one has yet been charged under the Border Force Act. What's next for asylum seekers under a re-elected Turnbull government? Dealing with refugee flows requires sophisticated policies that reflect both domestic and international realities.
These realities include Australia’s status as a sovereign nation that wishes to protect its borders, but also as a country operating in a highly globalised world. That world is experiencing situations of protracted armed conflict and large numbers of refugees. The key challenge for the returned Turnbull government is to formulate policies that reflect this complexity and present Australia as a good global citizen willing to take its fair share of refugees. These policies therefore must be ones that go beyond a focus on “stopping the boats” and lead to sustainable solutions. To a large extent, this will rest on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s ability to persuade reluctant factions within his party of the need to re-calibrate certain aspects of Coalition policy. Policy priorities The Australia government has not yet released a proper response. Long-term, creative solutions. Protesters blockade Wilson Security car parks over detention centres. Refugee and asylum seeker advocates are blockading Wilson Security car parks in Sydney and Melbourne to mark 100 days of protests by people inside offshore detention centres.
Activists targeted complexes, such as those in Circular Quay and Melbourne Central from 7am on Monday. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Inside the Nauru detention centre Melbourne teens on fast-route to violence Rudd for UN boss? 'The big plan' Entrepreneurs share their mistakes Brawl grounds Jetstar flight Liberal MP's ambitious plan Kim Carr's uncertain future A TV crew has been given rare access to the detention centre on Nauru, showing how the refugees and asylum seekers live.
They say Wilson Security is a major detention centre industry player, which profits from people seeking asylum. "Boycott them and send a strong message to Wilson Security that it is time to withdraw from the detention centre industry," said Whistleblowers, Activists and Citizens Alliance spokeswoman Sam Castro. Wilson Security has been approached for comment.
Australia's asylum seeker policies heavily criticised at UN Human Rights Council review. Updated Australia's asylum seeker policies have been heavily criticised at a session of the UN's leading human rights body in Geneva.
Key points Australia's asylum seeker policies heavily criticised at UN human rights reviewConcerns raised about detention of asylum seekers on Christmas Island, Manus Island and NauruAustralia's delegation says border policies have saved lives at seaExpert says Australia is a "pariah" on human rights issues More than 100 countries spoke during the three-hour session, with many calling on Australia to abide by international law.
Human Rights Watch urges Australian Government to rethink 'abusive' policies on asylum seekers, refugees. Updated The Australian Government has been urged to rethink its "abusive" policies on asylum seekers and refugees, with an international human rights organisation highlighting its "failure to respect international standards".
Key points: Human Rights Watch says Australia's treatment of asylum seekers, refugees taking 'heavy human toll'Criticises boat turn-backs, mandatory detention, sexual assault allegations within centresImmigration Department yet to comment; Greens says PM should address 'very serious criticisms' In its annual report published overnight, Human Rights Watch said Australia had a solid record of protecting civil and political rights, but its treatment of asylum seekers and refugees was taking a "heavy human toll". In a statement accompanying the report, the organisation's Asia director Brad Adams called on Australia to redeem its reputation.
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull needed to intervene. Humanitarian Mission Services » salvos.org.au/ Humanitarian Mission Services From August 2012 until February 2014, The Salvation Army, Humanitarian Mission Services provided humanitarian support services for asylum seekers in the Manus Island and Nauru Offshore Processing Centres.
Refugee Facts - Asylum Seekers Facts. 13 facts about refugees and asylum seekers should know Understand the facts about refugees and asylum seekers and help dispel myths and misunderstandings.
What's the difference between an asylum seeker, a refugee and a migrant? Are people who seek asylum and come to Australia by boat 'illegal'? Does Australia have more asylum claims than other countries? Find out the answers to these common questions and more so you can separate the fact from the fiction. Timeline - Refugee Council of Australia. Australia asylum: Why is it controversial? Image copyright Reuters Australia's policy on asylum seekers has come under intense scrutiny.
The BBC explains why. Asylum seekers and refugees guide. Last updated 14 August 2015 Over the last decade the Commission has worked to promote and protect the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia.
The Commission aims to provide clear, factual information to highlight the human rights issues involved in the treatment of these groups of people. On this page: