Kaldor Centre News


Cities and Displacement: Goodwin-Gill on Improving Policy and Practice

Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill
Published on : 27/08/2019

The camp or the settlement, though they may differ to those who know, has long been the trope characterizing the refugee and the displaced, often with negative connotations.

Why medevac system should stay: Kaldor Centre recommends strongly against repeal

Published on : 22/08/2019

The so-called ‘medevac law’ minimises the risk of delay, uncertainty and politicisation of medical decisions, and it should not be repea

Gillian Triggs at 2017 Kaldor Centre Sydney Opera House event

Triggs to lead protection at UNHCR

Published on : 20/08/2019

The Kaldor Centre extends our congratulations to Gillian Triggs on her appointment as UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection. 

Lifetime ban Bill is ‘harsh, excessive, discriminatory and incompatible’ with international law

Published on : 15/08/2019

Parliament should reject a proposal to permanently ban individual refugees from Australia because it is excessive, could separate children from their family; and undermines basic human rights, says a Senate submission from the Kaldor Centre. It is incompatible with Australia’s obligations under international law.

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.


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