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14 Sep 2016 description

Executive summary

Background to the project The aim of this paper is to start a conversation about how we can answer the question: What is a rights-based alternative to the current model of third country processing in Nauru and Papua New Guinea?

The Commission has endeavoured to identify options for responding to flight by sea which are consistent with Australia’s international human rights obligations.

06 Jul 2015 description

Australia’s Humanitarian Programme

Refugees in the world today

30 Apr 2014 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

31 Mar 2014 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

29 Nov 2013 description
report Radio Dabanga

SEBUKU (28 Nov.) - Two Sudanese and six Somalis drowned when a boat carrying 66 illegal immigrants sank.

A Sudanese boat passenger reported to Radio Dabanga that on Thursday 66 migrants of various nationalities boarded a boat on the Indonesian island of Sebuku. It was bound for Australia. Each of them had paid $4,000.

Of the 17 Sudanese, two drowned: Mohamed Sharif Nuredda’im (1987) from the area of Disa in North Darfur and Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed (1982) from Blue Nile. Their bodies are still missing.

01 Nov 2011 description

The current crisis in the Horn of Africa highlights the importance of food security. One in three people go hungry every day in Africa-a continent that holds 60 per cent of the world's uncultivated arable land.

19 Feb 2009 description

Press Release No.837

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