Media releases

Time to Condemn Islamophobia

November 18, 2019

New research released today by Charles Sturt University has revealed Australian Muslims experiences of Islamophobia. The study analysed 349 incidents reported to the Islamophobia Register between 2016 and 2017. It found that 70 per cent of the victims were female and almost all were wearing a hijab or scarf.

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Government Must Do More for Regional Settlement Services

November 13, 2019

After repeated calls from Labor, the Morrison Government is still keeping secret a major review into humanitarian resettlement. This is an important report that aims to improve the integration, employment and settlement outcomes of refugees in this country.

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More Evidence of the Benefits of Inclusion

November 01, 2019

Research released today by the BankWest Curtin Economics Centre shows once again that Australia is failing to fully harness the potential of our diversity. The new research shows that 60 per cent of migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds are working in jobs that don't match their skill levels.

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"Extraordinary Risks" In Visa Privatisation

November 01, 2019

A former deputy secretary of the Department of Immigration has delivered a scathing critique of the Morrison Government's plan to privatise Australia's visa system, saying it contains "extraordinary risks", during a senate inquiry today into the controversial proposal.

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Shergold Review Must Be Released

October 31, 2019

The Morrison Government must release its secret report into refugee settlement in Australia. Reports in today's Herald Sun confirm that the Minister for Immigration, David Coleman received the report in February this year and has done absolutely nothing with it.

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Visa Privatisation the New 'Robodebt'

October 30, 2019

The Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) has warned that the Morrison Government's plan to privatise Australia's visa system could lead to another "robodebt' debacle. The CPSU says that the private operator will have "immense discretion" to determine who is issued a visa to come to Australia.

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA