28 February 2014

Regional Focus: Australia

Asylum-seekers on Bridging Visas in Australia: Protection Gaps (UNHCR Canberra, Dec. 2013) [text]

A Comparison of Coalition and Labor Government Asylum Policies in Australia since 2001 (Parliamentary Library of Australia, Feb. 2014) [text]
- See also related blog post.

Factsheets on Asylum Law and Policy (Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law) [access]
- See, e.g., the most recent one on Offshore Detention: Australia's Responsibilities and another on Debunking Myths.

Guide to Refugee Law (Legal Services Section, Refugee Review Tribunal & Migration Review Tribunal, updated Jan. 2014) [access]

Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Inquiry into the Migration Amendment (Regaining Control Over Australia's Protection Obligations) Bill 2013 [access]
- Follow link for information about the bill, submissions (here are the ones from RCOA and from UNHCR), and other documentation; a final report will be issued on 3 March 2014.  Note that this committee recently concluded another inquiry relating to the Migration Amendment Bill.

Use of Temporary Humanitarian Concern Visas as an Alternative to Temporary Protection Visas (Refugee Council of Australia, Feb. 2014) [text]

For weekly news round-ups, see:

Asylum Insight [access]

Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law [access]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia (20 Feb. 2014)

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