Kaldor Centre News

Before international travel resumes, airport asylum procedures should be fixed

Published on : 15/09/2020

Kaldor Centre policy brief argues for reform of shadowy process that puts the emphasis on visa cancellation, detention and deportation rather than protection for refugees.

Australian Parliament

Centre points to dangerous consequences of mobile phone ban plan

Published on : 03/07/2020

Enabling Australia’s Border Force and Immigration Minister to ban mobile phones for people in detention would have dangerous consequences, the Kaldor Centre told a Senate committee today, urging the Senate to reject a proposal that would damage individual wellbeing and decrease public accountability.

Parliament House Australia

Kaldor Centre urges principled approach in pandemic legislation

Published on : 13/05/2020

Migrants, refugees, and other displaced people cannot be detained where that would expose them to serious risks to their life or health due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kaldor Centre says in a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights.

Mozambique. One year on, people displaced by Cyclone Idai struggle to rebuild

With nearly 25 million people displaced by disasters in 2019, Kaldor Centre urges UN to work for sustainable solutions

Published on : 07/05/2020

Governments and the United Nations must actively work to prevent and prepare for disasters and the adverse impacts of climate change, and to find sustainable solutions for those who are consequently displaced, according to the Kaldor Centre’s ‘Climate change, disasters and displacement’ project team.

In memoriam: Professor Gil Loescher, 1945-2020

Published on : 30/04/2020

Yesterday, I learned that Gil Loescher had passed away in Oxford, where he had devoted the time and energy of his 'retirement' from Professor of International Relations at the University of Notre Dame to being a highly active and sought after Visiting Profe

5 Questions about COVID-19 and people with temporary protection

Published on : 02/04/2020

COVID-19 is having an impact on everyone around the world, but particularly the most vulnerable. In Australia, government responses so far have been directed toward protecting public health, and supporting businesses and employees.

Considering the impact of COVID-19 on refugees

Published on : 19/03/2020

The pandemic COVID-19 is confronting every level of society, all over the world. What will this mean for the most vulnerable groups in our communities, including refugees and internally displaced people?


The Kaldor Centre plays a vital role in developing legal, sustainable and humane solutions for displaced people around the world.