Australia's Humanitarian Programme 2017-18 - Submission to Department of Immigration and Border Protection

This submission provides recommendations to the following questions:

In the global context, there are large numbers of people in need of resettlement and limited places available in Australia. What should Australia’s priorities be for accepting refugees and humanitarian entrants, including those in protracted situations?

What can the Australian Government do to encourage involvement from the private, educational and community sectors to assist humanitarian entrants to secure stable employment and achieve self-sufficiency?

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Another day - another attack on refugees by Peter Dutton

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has today launched yet another unfair and extreme attack on refugees and people seeking asylum. 

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Submission to Senate Select Committee on Strengthening Multiculturalism

The Edmund Rice Centre has made a submission to the Senate Select Committee on Strengthening Multiculturalism. Our submission has a particular focus on:

  • The impact of political leadership and media representation on the prevalence of vilification and other forms of exclusion and bigotry on the basis of 'race', colour, national or ethnic origin, culture or religious belief; and
  • How to improve the expected standards of public discourse about matters of 'race', colour, national or ethnic origin, culture or religious belief. 

Download our submission here.

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