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PLPRU research on Refugee Women and Work.

Alex Reilly and Joanna Howe with two co-investigators in Psychology and Social Health have secured a grant for $282,802 under the National Research Grants program in the Commonwealth Department of Social Services. The project is titled ‘Refugee women and work: pathways to employment for social inclusion and health and well-being’. The project focuses on employment […]

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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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The boats may have stopped, but at what cost to Australia?

In an article published on The Conversation today, Associate Professor Alex Reilly, Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, examines the first year of the Abbott Government’s refugee policy. Click here to read Alex’s article.

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Entrenching the Regional Processing Regime

Last week, Associate Professor Alexander Reilly gave evidence at a hearing of the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on the latest amendments to the Migration Act. In this blog, he explains his impression of the Committee’s focus and concerns based on that hearing. Last year, Gabrielle Appleby and Matthew Stubbs and I wrote a […]

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Submission on Government’s amendments to Migration Act

In August 2012, the Government commissioned expert panel reported on the politically plagued question of how Australia ought to address the question of asylum seekers who arrive on our shore by boat. (The full report can be accessed here). One of the panel’s recommendations was that Australia adopt a ‘no advantage’ principle – that is, […]

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Australian Human Rights Commissioner Highlights Serious Concerns in Australia’s Performance

On Monday morning (7 May 2012) Cathy Branson QC, the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, gave a guest lecture to the Human Rights Law students at the Adelaide Law School.   Cathy began by explaining the constitutional position and international classification of the Commission – while technically it is part of the Executive, it […]

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