29 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
30 Oct 2018 description

At 31 August 2018, there were 1303 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1227 in immigration detention on the mainland and 76 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 413 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 16,673 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E

16 Oct 2018 description

At 31 July 2018, there were 1345 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1172 in immigration detention on the mainland and 173 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 386 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,029 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

16 Aug 2018 description

At 30 June 2018, there were 1347 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1108 in immigration detention on the mainland and 239 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 368 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,4 20 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

13 Jul 2018 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 31 May 2018, there were 1344 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1070 in immigration detention on the mainland and 274 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 368 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,668 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

The table below reflects figures based on records in Department of Home Affairs systems

11 Jun 2018 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics

Summary

At 26 April 2018, there were 1369 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1065 in immigration detention on the mainland and 304 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.
A further 457 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,980 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.
The table below reflects figures based on records in Department of Home Affairs systems.

04 May 2018 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 31 March 2018, there were 1389 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1059 in immigration detention on the mainland and 330 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 452 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 18,325 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

The table below reflects figures based on records in Department of Home Affairs systems.

29 Mar 2018 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 28 February 2018, there were 1337 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1004 in immigration detention on the mainland and 333 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 442 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 18,783 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

29 Nov 2016 description

With the formation of a Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) and the subsequent outbreak of violence in Juba in July 2016, the role of civil society in South Sudan is more vital than ever. Can a civil society, confident and well resourced, contribute to the political discourse, engage in nation building, hold public institutions to account and improve the transparency of public life? What can civil society do, and what role can it play in the political transition?

29 Jan 2013 description

Australia has committed $5 million to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to provide food, medical assistance, water, shelter and protection for up to 245,000 refugees fleeing Sudan due to ongoing violence.

Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Richard Marles announced the assistance while visiting villages along the border between Sudan and South Sudan.

"Many of those who have fled are arriving in refugee camps suffering from dehydration and malnourishment and without the most basic possessions," Mr Marles said.

17 Dec 2012 description

Media release

17 December 2012

Australia's aid expenditure for the financial year 2012/13 will be a record $5.2 billion - $300 million more than the previous year, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bob Carr said today.

Senator Carr said this contradicts some reports the aid budget has been cut.

Senator Carr said that even for a big aid budget like Australia's there are always competing priorities that must be considered.

Supporting refugees and potential refugees around the world is a regular part of Australia's aid effort.

09 Feb 2012 description

Media release

Canberra

9 February 2012

Australia is responding quickly to prevent a deepening food shortage in the Sahel region in Africa and address urgent humanitarian needs in Sudan and South Sudan.

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said that millions of people in the Sahel are in need of food following drought, reduced crop harvests and people movements from other parts of Africa affected by conflict, such as Libya and Cote d'Ivoire.

20 Jul 2011 description

Joint media release:

Prime Minister
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Canberra

20 July 2011

The Australian Government is responding rapidly to the emerging crises to provide food rations and other emergency relief to some 6.7 million people caught in the Horn of Africa's worst drought in 60 years.

16 Nov 2010 description

The Australian Government urges all parties in Sudan to abide by their commitments under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and to resolve their outstanding differences peacefully - including through the conduct of a peaceful referendum on the possible independence of southern Sudan.

To support the conduct of the referendum and to fund vital humanitarian and maternal and child health activities in Sudan, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Rudd, today announced that Australia would provide a $9 million package of assistance.

The referendum, scheduled for January 2011, is a key …

23 Sep 2010 description

Australia is committed to saving the lives of women and children in developing countries who die needlessly from pregnancy and childbirth related complications and common childhood illnesses.

At today's launch of the UN Secretary-General's 'Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health', the Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd, announced that Australia plans to spend at least $1.6 billion improving the health of women and children over the next five years.

This spending is part of Australia's commitment to increase total aid levels to 0.5 per cent of Gross …

17 Jun 2010 description

Overnight in New York, the United Nations Security Council held an open debate on children and armed conflict.

Australia is deeply concerned about grave violations which continue to be committed against children in armed conflict. These include the recruitment and use of children, abduction, killing and maiming of children, sexual violence against children, and the denial of humanitarian access to children by parties to armed conflict.

Australia urges all parties to conflict to take urgent action to address these and other grave violations against children.

Australia is pleased to …

16 Jun 2009 description

The plight of refugees from strife-torn Sudan highlights the importance of Australia's contribution to international refugee protection, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, said today.

Opening a photographic exhibition at Parliament House featuring images taken by young Sudanese refugees from the Darfur region, Senator Evans said Australia's humanitarian program will continue to focus on the resettlement of people forced into refugee camps.

'Through the humanitarian program, Australia has assisted in resettling some of the worst affected …

08 Jun 2008 description

Joint Media Release with the Minister for Defence

Australia will join an international force under the United Nations Assistance Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to help implement a plan to restore peace and stability to the strife torn region of Sudan.

Working under the code name Operation HEDGEROW, nine ADF Officers would be employed within the UNAMID Headquarters in logistics, movement and operational areas.

ADF participation in UNAMID is subject to final agreement by the Government of Sudan.

These appointments will provide ADF officers with an opportunity to serve within the …

15 Jul 2007 description

AA 07 49

Australia will provide an additional $20 million in immediate humanitarian assistance to the crisis-ridden Darfur region of Sudan.

This brings our total contribution to Sudan and neighbouring countries to more than $82 million since May 2004.

Through the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) we will contribute $16 million towards food aid and air transport, $2 million for on-the-ground logistics support and $2 million for health projects to support efforts to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

Food aid will be sourced and distributed by the …