08 June 2011

Focus on Australia

A few updates regarding the proposed refugee agreement between Australia and Malaysia:
  • Refugee Protection Needs Ignored in Rush to "Stop the Boats": A Joint Statement by Australian NGOs (Refugee Council of Australia, June 2011) [text]
  • UNHCR Statement: Australia-Malaysia MoU (UNHCR Australia, June 2011) [text]
  • "We Will Judge the Final Standards: Towle," ABC TV Lateline, 2 June 2011 [text]

Other issues:

"Assessment and Management of Latent Tuberculosis Infection in a Refugee Population in the Northern Territory," Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 194, no. 11 (June 2011) [full-text]

Immigration Detention at Villawood (Australian Human Rights Commission, May 2011) [text]
- See also related press release.

"A New Way Home: Refugee Young People and Homelessness in Australia," Journal of Social Inclusion, vol. 2, no. 1 (2011) [full-text]

Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Migration Amendment (Strengthening the Character Test and Other Provisions) Bill 2011, Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (UNHCR Australia, May 2011) [text]

"Welcome to Country? Aboriginal Sovereignties and Asylum Seekers," Australian Studies, vol. 3 (2011) [open access article]

And finally, a reminder about next week's conference convened by the UNSW Centre for Refugee Research:

Looking to the Future, Learning from the Past: A Conference to Mark 60 Years of the Refugee Convention, Sydney, 14-17 June 2011 [info] [programme]
- The meeting will include discussions of asylum and settlement issues in Australia and beyond.

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