Asylum seekers and refugees

  • Australia21 - Susan Davidson
    Welcome to our new Executive Officer
    Posted: August 8, 2018

    Australia21 is pleased to announce we have been joined by a new Executive Officer, Susan Davidson, who brings outstanding experience and skills to our team. Susan has held leadership positions within several organisations spanning the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, most recently with Diabetes Australia.

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  • Budget 2018: title page of government video
    Budget 2018: lacking vision and values
    Posted: May 15, 2018

    The Federal Budget is a reflection of the vision and values of the government of the day. So what does the 2018 Budget say about Australia’s current leadership and the direction it’s setting for our nation? Australia21 has unpacked the policy decisions and the messages they convey, as well as the post-Budget commentary. Now Chair, Paul Barratt, delivers our verdict.

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  • Australia21: Twitter/Abdul Aziz Adam
    Australians of the Year call for Manus refugees to be saved
    Posted: November 23, 2017

    “We, as former Australians of the Year, representing the hearts and minds of the nation, are deeply concerned about the health and human disaster that is unfolding on Manus Island.”

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  • Australia21 - protest on Manus Island
    Add your voice to calls for a humane end to the Manus Island standoff
    Posted: November 7, 2017

    Australia21 is calling on the Federal Government to end the human rights crisis among the refugees and asylum seekers our nation has confined to Manus Island, instead honouring our international obligation to protect them. We’re also urging ordinary Australians to voice their concerns.

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  • Australia21 - Easter long weekend cartoon by Peter Broelman
    And Jesus said examine your public policy
    Posted: April 20, 2017

    Australia21 is in the business of researching the public policy settings that would help to make the world a better place. So it’s timely to offer a few observations, in […]

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  • Launch of “Beyond the boats”
    Posted: November 5, 2014

    “Beyond the boats: building an asylum and refugee policy for the long term” was launched on 5 November at Parliament House by Fred Chaney AO. The report provides a clear way forward and was a partnership between Australia21, the Renata and Andrew Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and the Centre for Policy Development.

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  • Youth Roundtable on Refugee and Asylum Seeker Policy
    Posted: June 10, 2014

    Around 40 young people attended the YoungA21 event – Refugee and Asylum Seeker Policy: A framework for the Future at the ANU on 29 May. The outcome will be a short paper which will be included in the deliberations of the expert roundtable on this topic to be held at Parliament House in July.

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  • Launch of “Refugees and asylum seekers: Finding a better way”
    Posted: December 16, 2013

    At Parliament House on 17 December Sir William Deane AC launched Australia21’s collection of essays by 24 notable Australians on a fresh approach to refugee and asylum seeker policy. Go to Publications to download a copy. Also available in hard copy for purchase.

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