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A seminar to mark Refugee Week: Contemporary Issues of Asylum

PLPRU is co-hosting a refugee week seminar delivered by Natasha Yacoub on Wednesday 21 June from 5.30-7.00 at Adelaide Law School. Natasha Yacoub is the Senior Protection Officer at the UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra. Natasha joined UNHCR in 2001, working in both conflict and non-conflict settings. She worked at UNHCR in Myanmar until January […]

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Submission on migration legislation

PLPRU Director, Alex Reilly, has written a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016. The submission was supported by other members of PLPRU. If passed, this legislation will prevent asylum seekers arriving by boat from coming to Australia in future. The Committee […]

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The real issues with 457 visas

In an article published on The Conversation today, PLPRU’s Joanna Howe explains the problems with Australia’s system of ‘457 visas’, arguing that the reality is not reflected in the political debate.

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US deal is a good news story for refugees – here’s why it took so long

In a piece written for The Conversation, PLPRU Director Alex Reilly explains the context surrounding, and implications of, the Australian government’s plan to resettle asylum seekers in the US.

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Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era

Two PLPRU members,  Professor Rosemary Owens  and Dr Joanna Howe, have edited and contributed chapters to a book published this month by Hart Publishing UK entitled: Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era; The Regulatory Challenges. The essays in the collection examine the complex regulatory challenges arising from temporary labour migration and the extent to which […]

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UPCOMING EVENT: Australian Refugee Policy and Offshore Detention

The Public Law and Policy Research Unit (in conjunction with the Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia and Law Society of South Australia) invites you to attend the following event: Australian Refugee Policy and Offshore Detention Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building The University of Adelaide SA 5005 Wednesday 22 June 5.30pm – 7.00pm Keynote Speaker: […]

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FactCheck: can foreign seafarers be paid $2 an hour to work in Australian waters, under laws passed by Labor?

In an article on The Conversation, Dr Joanna Howe, examines the assertion made by Federal Minister for Employment and Women, Michaelia Cash, made on the ABC’s Q&A program that foreign seafarers are paid $2 an hour under legislation introduced by the Labor Party in 2012. Is the Minister’s claim correct? Click here to read Joanna’s analysis and […]

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Low-cost labour or cultural exchange? Reforming the Working Holiday visa programme

In a recent article in the Economics and Labour Relations Review,  PLPRU Director, Associate Professor Alex Reilly, examines the Working Holiday visa programme in Australia. Click here to read the full article.  The following is an abstract of Alex’s article: The article considers the place of Working Holiday visas in Australia’s migration policy and socio-economic […]

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Improving the Functioning of the 457 Visa Program

Dr Joanna Howe from the Adelaide Law School has advocated for the establishment of an Australian expert commission to improve the functioning of the 457 visa program.  She advanced this proposal in a 2014 submission to the 457 visa independent review. This was adopted in the review’s final report as one of its two core […]

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Explainer: would Australia’s immigration system work in Britain?

In an article published on The Conversation, PLPRU director, Associate Professor Alex Reilly examines whether Australia’s immigration system would work in Britain. Click here to read Alex’s article.

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