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Get the facts: 5 Kaldor Centre Factsheets for Refugee Week

21/06/2017

Refugee Week starts conversations, and conversations work best when they begin with facts. Here are some Kaldor Centre Factsheets to help:

Get the facts: 5 Kaldor Centre Animations for Refugee Week

21/06/2017

Refugee Week starts conversations, and conversations work best when they begin with facts. Here are some Kaldor Centre animations, made by UNSW TV, to help – each less than one minute:

Get the facts: 5 Kaldor Centre Policy Briefs for Refugee Week

21/06/2017

Refugee Week starts conversations, and conversations work best when they begin with facts.

The Kaldor Centre’s rigorous research on the most pressing displacement issues in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and the world has a role to play in the development of sustainable policies that respect international legal obligations. Here are five Policy Briefs produced by the Kaldor Centre to enhance policy and public understanding.

Get the facts: 5 Kaldor Centre Podcasts for Refugee Week

20/06/2017

Refugee Week starts conversations, and conversations work best when they begin with facts. Here are some Kaldor Centre podcasts to help you get started:

Five Questions: On turning back boats

19/06/2017

Since 2013, the Australian military has routinely intercepted boats and turned back asylum seekers through Operation Sovereign Borders. Likewise in Europe, since the so-called “refugee crisis” began in 2015, the EU’s Frontex-led Operations Sophia and Triton have also taken a deterrence approach. Recent news reports have tracked the deadly consequences. Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax examines the practices in the Policy Brief, The interdiction of asylum seekers at sea: Law and (mal)practice in Europe and Australia. Here she answers five questions about the legal and practical impacts of turnbacks.

Time to retire the 1951 Refugee Convention?

09/06/2017

A thoughtful debate shows that information leads to understanding.

Sixty-six years on, is it time to retire the 1951 Refugee Convention? Most people in the 1000-strong crowd gathered at Sydney Town Hall for an Intelligence Squared debate on 6 June were not sure.

When is a safe zone safe?

07/06/2017

by Geoff Gilbert and Anna Magdalena Rüsch

Are safe zones only ever the least worst alternative for people who cannot flee across an international border?

What Australia’s Federal Budget means for refugee policy

Dr Claire Higgins
10/05/2017

Australia’s 2017–18 Federal Budget includes funding for offshore processing and refugee settlement arrangements at an estimated cost of $713,641

Do boat turnbacks stack up? New Kaldor Centre Policy Brief evaluates EU and Australian policies in light of international law

02/05/2017

Governments around the world are using militarised border-security missions to turn back asylum seekers at sea, but the strategy does not comply with international law and is not viable over the long-term, according to a new Policy Brief from UNSW’s Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law.