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CHRE staff members visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr Caroline Fleay and Dr Lisa Hartley attended the Third International Conference on Human Rights and Peace and Conflict in Southeast Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 15-17 October 2014. They both presented a paper on a panel entitled “Regional Responses to Asylum Seekers: Human Rights and the Shrinking Protection Spaces in Southeast Asia and […]

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Article: Lessons in others’ kindness

The Centre for Human Rights Education’s Caroline Fleay visited Tehran in late April to participate in a South Asia forum on Afghan refugees in the region. Other participants at the forum were representatives of civil society groups in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Indonesia, and several others from Australia including the Centre’s Adjunct Professor […]

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CHRE submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission. as part of the National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014

CHRE Staff Mary Anne Kenny, Caroline Fleay and Lisa Hartley have provided a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission’ s ‘National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014’ ( The submission provides an analysis of the Enhanced Screening procedure introduced in October 2012 and since applied to Sri Lankan nationals arriving in Australia by […]

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Motion to Oppose Offshore Processing – Australian Labor Party Caucus

On May 27 2014, the Australian Labor Party caucus will vote on a motion, moved by MP Melissa Parke and seconded by Anna Burke, to oppose offshore processing of asylum seekers on humanitarian grounds. Lisa Hartley and Caroline Fleay have sent a letter to every federal Labor Party MP and Senator urging them to support […]

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Policy as Punishment: Asylum Seekers in the Community without the Right to Work

Curtin University researchers from the Centre for Human Rights Education have just released the findings of the first academic study into the experiences of asylum seekers living in the community in Australia without the right to work. The study highlights the distress and fear caused by not being able to work and the ongoing uncertainty […]

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Letter concerning family visa processing being stopped for refugees who arrived by boat

In December 2013, the Minister for Immigration issued Direction 62 which means that any family visa application already submitted to the Department of Immigration by a person who arrived by boat and was then found to be a refugee, will now be placed to the bottom of the processing pile. This effectively stops these family […]

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Update on the Centre’s activities for 2013

It has been a busy 6 months for the staff at the Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE) so we thought it was time for an update of our work. On top of our postgraduate teaching and our 10 year anniversary events that have been organised by Gaylene Galardi with help from all CHRE staff, […]

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Experiences of ‘no advantage’: Asylum seekers living in the community

On the 25th of September 2013, Dr Lisa Hartley from the Centre for Human Rights Education spoke to attendees at the “Settling in Western Australia: Government, Service Provider, Community and Researcher Forum” which was organised with the support of The Australian Sociological Association, the Office of Multicultural Interests, and The Settlement Council of Australia. Lisa’s […]

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Struggling for Asylum – RTR FM interview series

Last week Dr Caroline Fleay was interviewed by RTR FM’s Morning Magazine show as part of their Struggling for Asylum discussion throughout the week. RTR FM interviewed the Refugee Council’s CEO, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, Get Up’s National Director and Caroline about the recent Rudd Government announcement that all asylum seekers arriving to Australia by […]

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Report: Released but not yet free

Dr Lisa Hartley and Dr Caroline Fleay have released a research report titled Released but not yet free: Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Community after Long‐Term Detention. The report explores the experiences of asylum seekers released into the community after long-term immigration detention in Australia (between 15 – 25 months). This is the first […]

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