As nations turn inward in response to COVID-19, the institutions safeguarding refugees face an uncertain future.
Sharna Jade Bremner explains the plight of asylum seekers in Timor-Leste, the theoretical legal protections and the fear and intimidation they face in practice.
Laura O’Neill describes the situation on the ground for asylum seekers in Indonesia now that Australia is “deterring” boat arrivals – work rights, UNHCR processing, access to education and the threat of deportation or detention once refugee claims are rejected.
By Roxanne Moore and Alexandra Scott. We cheered when Rudd abolished Temporary Protection Visas. We celebrated when Rudd ended the Pacific Solution. His return to power restored our hope… then suddenly – BAM – hello Darkness, my old friend. Now what? This shrewd policy has left most of us in despair, grasping at arguments which […]