Kaldor Centre News

Concerns should stop Australia’s plan to broaden the ‘character test’

Published on : 15/08/2019

More people would be deported, some for minor offences or where time had already been served, while pressure on the court system would increase, families could be separated and refugees returned to harm under a proposal to broaden the character test, writes

How many people claim asylum at Australia's airports?

Published on : 08/08/2019

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has no procedures in place to accurately track the number of people who claim asylum at airports, according to

Five Questions: On six years of Australia’s offshore processing policy

Published on : 18/07/2019

Over recent years, Australia has adopted a radically harsh approach to people who travel by boat to seek refugee status, including detaining them on the tiny Pacific islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island.

UN torture-prevention body to visit Australia, Nauru

Published on : 05/07/2019

The treatment of people in immigration detention will be investigated first-hand by the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) in coming months, when it makes a

Dr Kerryn Phelps calls new book a counter-attack in the war on truth

Published on : 04/07/2019

Attempts to repeal the medevac law show why Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs from UNSW’s Prof Jane McAdam and alumni Fiona Chong is a must-read, according to former Wentworth MP.

New report: Kaldor Centre Principles bring evidence to refugee policymaking

Published on : 14/06/2019

UNSW Chancellor, David Gonski AC, launches the Kaldor Centre Principles for Australian Refugee Policy - a new, evidence-based framework for a principled and pragmatic refugee policy.

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Risks and rewards in digital identity for refugees

Published on : 13/05/2019

UNHCR is exploring how digital identity systems can help refugees and people seeking asylum to achieve greater empowerment, protection and solutions.

Tristan HARLEY

The right to be heard

Published on : 06/05/2019

Refugees have often been rendered speechless, excluded from the design and implementation of policy that directly affects them.

NASA Visible Earth

Trafficking in old anxieties

Dr Claire Higgins
Published on : 02/05/2019

The politics of “border control” is at odds with a proud
Australia’s successful record of humanitarian resettlement.

How climate change causes displacement of people

Published on : 02/05/2019
Prof Jane McAdam of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law and Prof John


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