This page contains analysis and resources on two upcoming international summits on refugees: the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September, and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees hosted by US President Barack Obama on 20 September.
This page will be regularly updated in the lead up and aftermath of the summits.
Immigration detention and the ASIO security clearance regime
Since 2009, the Immigration Minister has refused to grant protection visas to over 50 (mainly Tamil) refugees on the grounds that they have received an adverse security assessment from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). As a consequence, they have been subject to indefinite immigration detention, with limited rights to review or access to the information used to make the assessment. This project examines the implications of this regime by exploring the experiences of those who have been subjected to it; the experiences of lawyers and advocates representing the detainees; and the impacts on detainees’ families and social networks.
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