At Vinnies we witness firsthand the benefits refugees and migrants make to the broader Australian community which is enriched by their contributions.

 


 

  • Submission on Australia’s 2017-18 Refugee and Humanitarian Program

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    In a context of unprecedented global need, this submission calls on the Government to strengthen refugee protections, including increasing Australia's refugee intake & supporting genuine regional cooperation.

  • 2016-17 Refugee and Humanitarian Program - Refugee Council Annual Intake Submission

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    This submission provides the Society's views on Australia's refugee intake and key issues in the Humanitarian Program. It has been developed in response to consultations undertaken by the Refugee Council of Australia.

  • Submission to Refugee Council on annual intake 2014

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    The Refugee Council of Australia invited input on its annual consultations on the future of Australia’s refugee and humanitarian program. This submission provides the Society's input to this consultation.

  • Submission to the Inquiry into Children in Detention

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    In 2014, the Australian Human Rights Commission’s commenced a National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention. What our experience has shown us, and is borne out by a weight of evidence, is that immigration...

  • Submission to the Inquiry into the Migration Amendment

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    The Society is strongly opposed to these amendments. They remove a range of legislated human rights currently held by asylum seekers who risk significant harm if they are sent to another country.

  • Submission to the Refugee Council on annual intake

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    The Refugee Council of Australia invited input on its annual consultations on the future of Australia’s refugee and humanitarian program. Many St Vincent de Paul Society members have attended the Council’s...

  • Submission on Australia's Humanitarian Program: 2013-14

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    Australia’s Humanitarian Program plays an important role in the resettlement of refugees. The Society strongly supports the recent increase in the number of humanitarian entrant visas from 13,750 to 20,000 per...

  • Submission on Migration (Regional Processing) legislation

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    The most pressing human rights implication of this legislation is that it is causing human suffering, both physical and psychological. This suffering creates a moral imperative to oppose mandatory indefinite immigration...

  • Submission on Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals Bill

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    Submission on the Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill The Committee Secretary Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee has invited the National Council of the Society to...

  • Discussion paper on Community Refugee Sponsorship Program

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    On 8 May 2012, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced the government would be seeking the community’s views on a private sponsorship pilot program by way of a discussion paper. The National Council of...

  • Submission to the Australian Refugee Rights Alliance

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    Submission to the Australian Refugee Rights Alliance on current issues of concern to refugee populations On 29 March 2012, the Refugee Council of Australia sought submissions from its members and supporters on current...

  • Submission to DIAC: Australia’s Humanitarian Program 2012-13

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    The Society witnesses the benefits of Australia’s Humanitarian Program to those needing long‐term protection and to the broader Australian community which is enriched by the contributions, knowledge and culture...