UNSW historian Dr Claire Higgins has been awarded a prestigious 2017-18 Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship to explore how past experiences can inform positive solutions for the millions of people currently displaced worldwide.
With the US-Australia resettlement deal in serious doubt, the unsustainable nature of the policy of offshore processing is abundantly clear. Humane and durable solutions must rapidly be found for those offshore, in accordance with international standards.
Kaldor Centre Senior Research Associate Madeline Gleeson has taken out the prestigious 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for non-fiction for her book 'Offshore: Behind the Wire on Manus and Nauru'.
UNSW’s Grand Challenge on Refugees & Migrants, led by Kaldor Centre Director Scientia Professor Jane McAdam, held its inaugural address on the international protection of refugees. The address was given by Mr Volker Türk, UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection.
At a time of increasingly polarised debate globally, Australia faces many difficult questions about refugee protection. What is the future for offshore processing? Are boat turn-backs safe and legal? Is regional cooperation a realistic policy goal? Are there alternative ways to provide safe pathways to protection for those who need it?