Further reading on the situation of refugees in Australia.
How their date and mode of arrival matters more than their persecution
For asylum seekers the situation before the Covid19 pandemic was bleak. Now it’s disastrous.
The article focussed on refugee policy, and featured quotes from spokespeople from the UNHCR, the Refugee Council of Australia, the Department of Home affairs, Allison Battison (Human rights lawyer) and a number of detained refugees.
The Prime Minister recently announced that Australia would offer to take in 3000 Afghan people who are trying to flee the Taliban. It’s been welcomed by some although others say we could be doing more. We find out more about what it means to be a refugee and how Australia’s become home to former refugees from around the world.