Tag Archive | United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Australia is not treating asylum seekers well

If you are following this website, you are probably interested in the topic of asylum seekers. Most probably, Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers. Source: Diac Image Library This is a round up of the latest articles about Australia’s asylum seeker policies, from a variety of publications. These writers are far more proficient than I am, so […]

What is persecution?

It is generally accepted that to be an asylum seeker and then accepted as a refugee, one must be fleeing persecution. With all the discussion of exactly what constitutes an asylum seeker/refugee of late, it is appropriate to look at the definition of persecution. In 1951, persecution for the purposes of being granted refugee status was […]

Australia’s refugee intake – Budget 2012

I’ll admit tonight I am VERY confused.  I happened to notice the budget statement in relation to our humanitarian visa program for the 2012 -2013 year. “‘Australia resettles the third largest number of refugees of any country, and we resettle more refugees, per capita, than any other nation” http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/media/cb/2012/cb186539.htm Now this seemed, to me, to […]