Refugee Resettlement

Miriam Lyons on offshore processing | Radio National RN Drive 27 June 2012

Miriam Lyons was interviewed by Waleed Aly about the “pros and cons of offshore processing”. Miriam drew on research by John Menadue AO, Kate Gauthier and Arja Keski-Nummi for the 2011 report, A New...

Arja Keski-Nummi | ABC Radio National, 29 June 2012

RN Drive, 29 June: Parliament breaks with hopes resting on expert asylum panel CPD Fellow Arja Keski-Nummi was interviewed by Julian Morrow on the seemingly intractable issues surrounding asylum-seeker and refugee policy. Keski-Nummi, former First...

The Wire web page, 25 June 2012

John Menadue | The Wire 25 June 2012

Call for agreement on a regional solution for refugees CPD Fellow John Menadue AO was interviewed on The Wire radio news program on 25 June, alongside NSW Co-convenor of Labor for Refugees Linda Scott. The story...

Refugee Week Forum 2012 | 20th June, Sydney

Refugee Week Forum 1st floor Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street, Balmain, Wednesday 20th June 6.30 for 7-9 p.m. (lift available) The Forum, Not Political Football: Real Solutions for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, is...

ACU Voice | Refugees: Human Rights and Our Ethical Obligations, 29 March, Sydney

There are more than 5,700 asylum seekers and refugees in immigration detention centres across Australia. More than two-thirds have been in detention for at least six months, and 97 people have been held for...

John Menadue | The Pacific Solution didn’t work before and it won’t work now

One-liners derived from focus groups and dog-whistling don’t add up to an acceptable refugee policy. But that is what the Coalition offers. ‘Stop the boats … turn them back to Indonesia … take the...

John Menadue | The Truth About Airborne Asylum Seekers

CPD founder and Board Director John Menadue condemns the Opposition’s current stance on asylum seekers. Either using one-liners or  simply recycling failed policy plans of the past, such as Nauru, is not a credible...

John Menadue | A Regional Cooperation Framework: International Association of Refugee Law Judges, Australian Chapter, Melbourne

There are 33 million persons of concern to the UNHCR throughout the world. There are about 15 million refugees. With instability and failed states, numbers are likely to increase, including in transit countries such...

Mike Steketee | Vietnam-style solution needed

Mike Steketee writes in The Australian about the compromises that were made for the hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees  during the Vietnam war. For Australia to return to these much more reasonable policies,...

John Menadue | Support for Regional Asylum Seeker System

CPD founder John Menadue appears on ABC Radio to discuss regional solutions to Australia’s asylum seeker policy. After the most recent asylum seeker tragedy off the coast of Java, Menadue outlines the fact that...