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DELAYS in processing asylum-seeker claims and infrastructure struggling to keep up with the rising tide of boat arrivals were key factors in suicide and self-harm in Australia's immigration detention network, the Commonwealth Ombudsman has found.
LAW Week in Hume showcased the inner workings of Victoria's justice system at an open day at Broadmeadows Magistrates Court last week. Victoria's deputy chief magistrate, Robert Kumar, greeted representatives of various community groups and agencies, including Arabic Welfare and the Australian Migr
More than 90 per cent of asylum seekers who arrived by boat were found to be genuine refugees in the March quarter, figures to be released on Monday show.
Thousands of asylum-seekers are set to be released into the community this year without the right to work.
A large group of Sri Lankan Tamils was expected next week. She said changes to the bridging visas were behind the influx. Melbourne refugee services were "bursting at the seams", meaning regional areas were increasingly attractive as settlement areas.
When Kasim Mosawi arrived in Australia from Afghanistan last year, he was keen to give something back to the country that had given him a new chance at life.
Politically, socially and culturally, Victorians are a breed apart from other Australians. Parochialism aside, Melbourne isn't some backwater; it's Australia's fastest growing city and, by some accounts, will be its largest in a little over a decade.
THE federal government is likely to reveal another big blowout in managing asylum seekers in next Tuesday's budget.
THOUSANDS of asylum-seekers, including women and children, face being left without any financial support from the government and without any right to work, when Labor begins processing
Asylum seeker families will be released into the community with no work rights and just minimal financial support, under changes announced by Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connor.
Did you know we've had 70 entries from refugee artists for this year's Heartlands Refugee Art Prize?
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