09 May 2019

Regional Focus: Australia


Australia's federal elections take place on 18 May 2019, and immigration and refugee issues are expected to play a key role. For information and commentary, see the following:

"Australian Election to be Fought on Refugees, Economy," VOA News, 10 April 2019 [text]

Dog Whistles, Regional Visas and Wage Theft – Immigration Policy is Again an Election Issue (The Conversation, April 2019) [text]

Election 2019: Party Policies (Asylum Insight, April 2019) [text]
- "The 2019 federal election will take place on 18 May 2019. The graphic and text below describe the asylum and refugee policies of the Coalition, Labor and The Greens."

Issues that Swung Elections: Tampa and the National Security Election of 2001 (The Conversation, May 2019) [text]

"Majority of Australians Support Immigration: Exclusive Poll," SBS News, 1 May 2019 [text]

Morrison Brings Immigration Centre Stage with Freeze on Refugee Intake (The Conversation, April 2019) [text]

Trafficking in Old Anxieties: The Politics of "Border Control" is at Odds with Australia’s Successful Record of Humanitarian Resettlement (Lowy Interpreter, May 2019) [text]

See also resources from the Kaldor Centre to help with "Informing the Debate on Australia's Refugee Policies."


Australia’s Draconian Offshore Processing Policy: Crimes Against Humanity on Nauru and Manus Island (Human Rights Brief, April 2019) [text]

The Chance for Australia to Urge ASEAN to Act on the Rohingya Crisis (Lowy Interpreter, April 2019) [text]

Cutting the Safety Net: The Impact of Cuts to Status Resolution Support Services (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, April 2019) [text]

The Federal Budget: What It Means for Refugees and People Seeking Humanitarian Protection (Refugee Council of Australia, April 2019) [text]
- See also analysis from the Kaldor Centre and on Pursuit.

"Gender Disparities and Psychological Distress among Humanitarian Migrants in Australia: A Moderating Role of Migration Pathway?," Conflict and Health, 13:13 (April 2019) [open access]

Settling Migrants in Regional Areas Will Need More Than a Visa to Succeed (The Conversation, March 2019) [text]

Related post:
- Regional Focus: Australia & New Zealand (25 March 2019)

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