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Recent news

Refugee issues in the media / Refugee Council of Australia

http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/n/digest.php

currently, this is not up to date. Theoretically, the latest news items should appear under this URL.

Past news stories Including December 2013) may be found in the Monthly bulletins at http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/n/btin.php

“If you would like to receive our monthly bulletins, please send an e-mail admin@refugeecouncil.org.au with “Subscribe” in the subject line. Include your state if you would like to receive state-specific updates.”

Refugee conventions

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees – Wikipedia Entry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_relating_to_the_Status_of_Refugees

Convention and protocol relating to the status of refugees

http://www.unhcr.org/protect/PROTECTION/3b66c2aa10.pdf

Contains Text of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees; Text of the 1967 Protocol

Relating to the Status of Refugees; Resolution 2198 (XXI) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly

 

Key Information Resources

A Just Australia

http://www.ajustaustralia.com

A Just Australia is coordinated by the national campaign umbrella group, Refugee Council of Australia. Its core mission is to campaign for changes to government policy on refugee and asylum seeker issues, bringing groups and individuals together in nationally coordinated action. This site has a broad range of information including reports, statements, campaign updates, policies, recommendations, newsletters, media releases, facts, statistics, speeches, stories, research papers, news, analysis, and an image library

Amnesty International Australia – Refugees and Migrants

http://www.amnesty.org.au/refugees/

Research http://www.amnesty.org.au/refugees/archive/C10/

Includes campaign resources, newsfeeds, blogs.

Refugee rights: five things you can do: http://www.amnesty.org.au/refugees/comments/32358/

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

http://www.asrc.org.au/

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) provides aid, advocacy and health services directly to asylum seekers within Australia. The ASRC site contains information on asylum seeker rights, advocacy guides, facts about asylum seekers in Australia, reports, access to the ASRC magazine, latest news, as well as a comprehensive list of all the programs and services offered at the Resource Centre.

 

Asylum seekers and Australia: the evidence

(from the website of The Conversation) (Excellent annotated list of online resources on refugees and asylum seekers, mainly international, but some Australian. Many of them require payment).
https://theconversation.com/asylum-seekers-and-australia-the-evidence-8173

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Census data

www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/censushome.nsf/home/data?opendocument#from-banner=LN

The ABS website provides access to census data from 1911. The website also features a range of tools which you can use to sort and filter census data on particular topics.

Migrant and Ethnicity statistics

www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/c311215.nsf/web/migrant+and+ethnicity

The National Migrant Statistics Unit provides access to a range of statistical information and publications on migrants to Australia and their descendants.

Population clock

www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Web+Pages/Population+Clock?opendocument#from-banner=LN

The population clock provides a real-time projection of the estimated resident population of Australia

The Conversation panel on asylum seekers: meet the experts. (Contact details provided)

https://theconversation.com/the-conversation-panel-on-asylum-seekers-meet-the-experts-8319

Department of Immigration (DIAC)

Annual reports

www.immi.gov.au/about/reports/annual

DIAC’s annual reports contain statistical data on migration to Australia, refugee resettlement and processing of asylum applications. 1996-97 to 2012-13 available online

About immigration detention (Immigration Dept.)

DIAC regularly publishes statistics on the numbers of people in immigration detention, including information such country of origin, gender, age, length of detention and where they are currently detained. These reports are available at
http://www.immi.gov.au/About/Pages/about-immigration-detention.aspx?heading=immigration-detention-and-community-statistics

Scroll down for files on numbers in immigration detention on a monthly basis throughout 2013

Lists by place of detention, and whether men, women or children. Statistics only for 2013.

Scroll down further for aggregated table of numbers in detention from 1990 to 2013. Scroll down to end for other analyses

Asylum trends Australia. (Annual publication)

2012-13 at
http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/statistics/immigration-update/asylum-trends-aus-2012-13.pdf

For earlier publications, click on link for Statistical publications (below) and scroll through entries.

Statistical publications

http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/statistics/

The Department publishes a range of statistical publication, including:

Asylum trends: an annual publication which provides statistics on asylum applications, processing outcomes and the demographics of people seeking asylum.

Immigration update: a biannual publication containing a summary of immigration statistics including permanent additions, settler arrivals, permanent departures, visitors, students and business visas.

Ministerial intervention statistics: a biannual publication which contains an overview of Ministerial Intervention requests and outcomes.

Settler arrivals: an annual publication containing settler arrivals statistics by birthplace, state of intended residence and eligibility category

Edmund Rice Centre

http://www.erc.org.au/?&MMN_position=1:1

Includes Latest news, Media releases, publications, research, submissions, resources plus and educational package (resources for schools) at
http://www.erc.org.au/Resources_for_Schools/ERC_Asylum_Seekers_schools_resource_Activities_for_Students_Nov2013.pdf

Just Thinking

Just Thinking is the Edmund Rice Centre’s quarterly newsletter. The cover story for each addition is available in html (web page) format. The full newsletter can usually be downloaded as a PDF.

Just News

Just News is a regular electronic newsletter aimed at keeping people up to date with current issues and events. View the list of Just News articles

Current research
http://www.erc.org.au/index.php?module=documents&JAS_DocumentManager_op=categories&category=10&list=list&column=updated&order=1

Previous research
http://www.erc.org.au/index.php?module=documents&JAS_DocumentManager_op=categories&category=1&MMN_position=32:8

Submissions
http://www.erc.org.au/index.php?module=documents&JAS_DocumentManager_op=categories&category=6&MMN_position=66:66

Expert panel on Asylum Seekers

http://expertpanelonasylumseekers.dpmc.gov.au/

Full report
http://expertpanelonasylumseekers.dpmc.gov.au/report.html

Submissions
http://expertpanelonasylumseekers.dpmc.gov.au/published-submissions.html

Terms of reference
http://expertpanelonasylumseekers.dpmc.gov.au/terms.html

Global refugee statistics

http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/r/stat-int.php

Human Rights Law Centre – Refugees and asylum seekers

News items, reports and submissions (not all full text)
http://www.hrlc.org.au/resources

Infographic: global refugee populations, 1975-2010

https://theconversation.com/infographic-global-refugee-populations-1975-2010-8443

Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA)

http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is a non-profit peak organization dedicated to the promotion of humane and constructive refugee policy. The RCOA website (see details below) contains useful information such as national and international facts and statistics on refugees, media releases, petitions, reports, submissions, information on upcoming news and events, as well as an online advocacy kit for status determination information, hints for working with refugees and asylum seekers, and guidance regarding complaint mechanisms

National and global statistics – Refugee Council of Australia

www.refugeecouncil.org.au/r/isub/2012-​13-IntakeSub-stat.pdf

Key reports – Refugee Council of Australia

Australia-Sri Lanka cooperation raises serious human rights concerns 18 November 2013
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/n/mr/131118_SriLanka.pdf

High Court judgement on ASIO security assessments: briefing, 11 October, 2012
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/r/rpt/2012-ASIO-HCourt.pdf

Independent oversight of asylum seekers’ health essential, 16 December, 2013
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/n/mr/131216_Ihag.pdf

Nine global refugee protection challenges in 2013
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/r/urpt/Protection_challenges_2013.pdf

Stop using ‘illegal’ label: 138 groups appeal to PM 6 November 2013
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/n/mr/131106_Not_illegal.pdf

RCOA’ analysis of the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers August, 2012
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/r/rpt/2012-Expert-Panel.pdf

RCOA Statistical publications and tools
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/r/stat-pub.php

RCOA’s analysis of progress in implementing the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/r/rpt/2013-EP-Progress.pdf

Temporary protection visas: policy brief, 23 September 2013
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/r/pb/PB1324_TPVs.pdf

Visa freeze a new low in Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers 4 December 2013
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/n/mr/131204_VisaFreeze.pdf

Refugee population by country or territory of asylum – World Bank

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SM.POP.REFG

Refugees – national and international data sources

http://www.australiancollaboration.com.au/school-resources/reference-sources/specific-sources/refugees-national-and-international-data-sources/

Refugees International

http://www.refintl.org/

Field reports: http://www.refintl.org/

In depth reports: http://www.refintl.org/policy/in-depth-report

Advocacy letters: http://www.refintl.org/policy/letter

For the media, including press releases: http://www.refintl.org/press-room

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Statistical Online Population Database

www.unhcr.org/pages/4a013eb06.html

This online statistical tool contains standardised data on UNHCR’s population of concern at country, regional and global levels.

Statistical publications

www.unhcr.org/pages/49c3646c4d6.html

UNHCR publishes a range of statistical publications on international trends in forced displacement. These include:

Global Trends: an overview of major trends in forced displacement which usually includes a variety of visual representations of UNHCR data.

Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialised Countries: a statistical overview of asylum applications lodged in Europe and selected non-European countries (including Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States).

Statistical Yearbook: a comprehensive publication focusing on major trends in displacement, protection and solutions.

2012 Statistical yearbook

http://www.unhcr.org/52a7213b9.html

Irregular migration by sea: frequently asked questions

http://www.unhcr.org/4a1e48f66.html

UNHCR publications

http://www.unhcr.org/pages/49c3646c4b8.html

Global report 2012

http://www.unhcr.org/gr12/index.xml

Projected Global Resettlement Needs

www.unhcr.org/pages/4a16b1676.html

This annual report provides an overview of trends, progress and challenges in refugee resettlement. It also projects global resettlement needs and capacity for the coming year.

Convention and protocol relating to the status of refugees

http://www.unhcr.org/protect/PROTECTION/3b66c2aa10.pdf

Contains Text of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees; Text of the 1967 Protocol
Relating to the Status of Refugees; Resolution 2198 (XXI) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly

US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

http://www.refugees.org/

See especially Refugee Warehousing at http://www.refugees.org/resources/refugee-warehousing/

Find a variety of official documents relating to the rights of refugees on the world stage.  The 1951 Convention, the 1967 Protocol, and other international standards are located here.

View International Standards Translations

This section includes articles and educational resources in a variety of languages.

Archived World Refugee Surveys

Here, you’ll find seven years’ worth of USCRI’s World Refugee Surveys. These authoritative publications include detailed information from our research partners abroad, in-depth analysis, charts, immigration facts, statistics, photos, and essays.  The Surveys also include investigation into the world’s best and worst places for refugees. You can also order back issues for purchase through our online store!

View Archived World Refugee Surveys:
http://www.refugees.org/resources/refugee-warehousing/archived-world-refugee-surveys/ 

Other Documents

Afghan refugees – Philip Adams interviews Phil Glendenning on Late Night Live, Wednesday 4 April 2012 10:05PM

Afghan returnees are targeted by their countrymen for having left their country, because they are seen to be favourable towards the West, and because they are falsely held to have converted to Christianity. Phil Glendenning has recently returned to Afghanistan to see how the returnees he met there several years ago are faring. He says Australia has an obligation to reassess those people’s asylum applications, as many were not done adequately the first time around. Audio may be downloaded from: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/afghan-returnees/3930586

Asylum seekers in the Asia Pacific: a solution / Amnesty International
http://www.amnesty.org.au/refugees/comments/32990/

Access to protection for “offshore entry persons” aka asylum seekers (2011) Angus Francis, Sonia Caton
http://eprints.qut.edu.au/46754/2/46754.pdf (Free online access)

Afghans sent home to die Sydney Morning Herald, 27 October, 2008
http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/afghans-sent-home-to-die/2008/10/26/1224955853319.html

Asylum seekers and refugees What are the facts (Parliamentary Library)
http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/BN/2012-2013/AsylumFacts

Asylum seekers in Indonesia: why do they get on boats?
https://theconversation.com/asylum-seekers-in-indonesia-why-do-they-get-on-boats-8334

Asylum seekers – Future Party
http://futureparty.org.au/discuss/asylumseekers/

Asylum issues: an inventory of Australian public opinion surveys – 2013/ Monash University
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/mapping-population/inventory-of-surveys-asylum.php

Although comparisons across polls are difficult, because different questions are asked and in different contexts, this survey attempts to compare responses among different opinion polls.

Australian attitudes to the acceptance of refugees / Paul Power, Refugee Council of Australia (March, 2010)
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/docs/resources/100320_MurdochUniConference.pdf

Australia’s international law obligations with respect to refugees
http://expertpanelonasylumseekers.dpmc.gov.au/sites/default/files/report/attachment_3_australia_international_obligations.pdf

Australia’s refugee response not the most generous but in top 25 19 July 2013/ Refugee Council of Australia
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/n/mr/130719_GlobalStats.pdf

Boat arrivals in Australia since 1976
http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1314/BoatArrivals

Boat arrivals in Australia since 1976: July 2013 update
http://apo.org.au/research/boat-arrivals-australia-1976-july-2013-update

K Betts, ‘Boatpeople and public opinion in Australia’, People and place, vol. 9, no. 4, 2001, p. 34, viewed 23 January 2013
http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22library%2Fjrnart%2FACP56%22

A day inside Inverbrackie 27 November 2013 / Pat Mephamam
http://www.amnesty.org.au/refugees/comments/33488/

Deported to Danger: A study of Australia’s treatment of 40 rejected asylum seekers. Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education.
www.erc.org.au/index.php?module=documents&JAS_DocumentManager_op=downloadFile&JAS_File_id=208

There are 3 reports currently available from the Edmund Rice Centre. They can all be downloaded from this website:
http://www.erc.org.au/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_page&PAGE_id=80&MMN_position=83:79

Does Australia take the most refugees?
http://www.factsfightback.org.au/does-australia-take-the-most-refugees-check-the-facts/

The experiences of Irregular Maritime Arrivals detained in immigration detention facilities: final report, July 2013 / Social Policy Research Unit, University of New South Wales
http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/research/_pdf/IMA-experiences-IDF.pdf

Fact check: have more than 1000 asylum seekers died at sea? – 23 July 2013 / Sara Davies, Griffith University
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/07/23/factcheck-have-more-1000-asylum-seekers-died-sea

Government Response to Recommendations by the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Immigration Detention Network, November 2012
http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/pdf/2012/response-recommendations-joint-select-committee-aust-immi-detention.pdf

The hidden men: a report to the Minister of Immigration and Citizenship on visits to the Curtin immigration detention centre. 2011 / Caroline Fleay and Linda Briskman. Free online access
http://blogs.curtin.edu.au/human-rights-education/files/2011/11/The_Hidden_Men_17_Nov.pdf

How immigration policy harms asylum seekers’ mental health (The Conversation July 2012)
https://theconversation.com/how-immigration-policy-harms-asylum-seekers-mental-health-8358

The Human Rights Implications of the Psycho-Social Harm Caused by Australia’s Temporary Protection Regime” [2005] AUJlHRights 8; (2005) 11(1) Australian Journal of Human Rights 8 Taylor, Savitri (Australian Journal of Human rights) Free online access
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/AJHR/2005/8.html

Joint Select Committee on Australia’s immigration detention network
http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Former_Committees/immigrationdetention/index

Information about the Inquiry
http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Former_Committees/immigrationdetention/info

Final report
http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Former_Committees/immigrationdetention/report/index

Submissions received
http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Former_Committees/immigrationdetention/submissions

Public hearings and transcripts
http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Former_Committees/immigrationdetention/hearings/index

Recommendations
http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Former_Committees/immigrationdetention/report/b02

Government response Nov. 2012
http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Former_Committees/immigrationdetention/~/media/396D398CBD25404C8B7A774408EC6317.ashx

Land of the fair go: asylum policy in Australia / Don McMaster (Global dialogue, vol. 4, no. 4, Autumn, 2002)
http://www.worlddialogue.org/content.php?id=251 Free online access

More questions about Australia’s record in rescuing boat people at sea / Tony Kevin
https://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/n/mr/130416_TonyKevin.pdf

Nauru camp a human rights catastrophe with no end in sight, 23 Nov. 2012 / Amnesty International
http://www.amnesty.org.au/news/comments/30533/

Nauru Offshore Processing Facility Review 2012 / Amnesty International
http://www.amnesty.org.au/images/uploads/news/NauruOffshoreProcessingFacilityReview2012.pdf

Parliament launches inquiry into significant human rights concerns raised by offshore processing / Human Rights Law Centre
http://www.hrlc.org.au/parliament-launches-inquiry-into-significant-human-rights-concerns-raised-by-offshore-processing

Population, immigration and asylum seekers: patterns in Australian public opinion
Professor Murray Goot and Dr Ian Watson, Macquarie University – May 2011
http://www.aph.gov.au/~/media/05%20About%20Parliament/54%20Parliamentary%20Depts/544%20Parliamentary%20Library/Pub_archive/Goot.ashx

Preventing deaths at sea: asking the experts on asylum seekers (The Conversation July 2012)
https://theconversation.com/preventing-deaths-at-sea-asking-the-experts-on-asylum-seekers-8315

A price too high: the cost of Australia’s approach to asylum seekers (Oxfam, August 2007) Kazimierz Bem, Nina Field, Nic Maclellan, Sarah Meyer, Dr. Tony Morris
http://resources.oxfam.org.au/filestore/originals/OAus-PriceTooHighAsylumSeekers-0807.pdf

The Australian Government’s policy of offshore processing of asylum seekers on Nauru, Manus Island and Christmas Island – a research project funded by A Just Australia, Oxfam Australia and Oxfam Novib Free online access

RCOA’s submission on the 2013-14 Refugee and Humanitarian Program, available at
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/r/isub/2013-14-IntakeSub.pdf

RCOA’s Submission to the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers, July 2012
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/r/sub/1207-Expert-Panel.pdf

Refugee focus is on Indonesia now
http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=14095

Submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights examination of the Migration (Regional processing) package of legislation
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/r/sub/1304-EP.pdf

There’s no evidence that asylum seeker deterrence policy works (The Conversation July 12, 2012)
https://theconversation.com/theres-no-evidence-that-asylum-seeker-deterrence-policy-works-8367

UN refugee body can’t handle the number of Asylum seekers in Indonesia – 20 August 2013
http://www.portalkbr.com/asiacalling/english/southeastasia/2892120_5000.html

Extract: “This year alone 12,000 asylum seekers mainly from Afghanistan and Myanmar have registered with the UNHRC in Jakarta hoping to be re-settled”

Uncomfortable truths: busting the top three asylum seeker myths (The Conversation, July 2012)
https://theconversation.com/uncomfortable-truths-busting-the-top-three-asylum-seeker-myths-8418

UNHCR Mission to the Republic of Nauru 3-5 December 2012
http://reliefweb.int/report/nauru/unhcr-mission-republic-nauru-3-5-december-2012

UNHCR Mission to Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, 15-17 January, 2013
http://unhcr.org.au/unhcr/images/2013-02-04%20Manus%20Island%20Report%20Final.pdf

UNHCR’s Report on Manus Island Detention Centre, 12 Feb 2013
http://www.amnesty.org.au/refugees/comments/31070/

Summary by Amnesty International. Link to final report:
http://www.amnesty.org.au/images/uploads/about/UNHCR-ManusIsland-Report-130204.pdf

UNHCR’s statement on the Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012, available at
http://unhcr.org.au/unhcr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=277:unhcr-statement-migration-amendment-unauthorised-maritimearrivals-and-other-measures-bill-2012&catid=35:news-a-media&Itemid=63

What does the Australian public really think about refugees? (The Conversation, July 2012)
https://theconversation.com/what-does-the-australian-public-really-think-about-asylum-seekers-8522

What polls and asylum seekers say about our values / Roger Coombs – 5 Nov.
http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/What-polls-and-asylum-seekers-say-about-our-values/

What role does Australia play in accepting the world’s refugees? (The Conversation, July 2012)
https://theconversation.com/what-role-does-australia-play-in-accepting-the-worlds-refugees-8328

Why do Asylum seekers panic Australians?
http://www.cssr.org.au/justice_matters/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=348

Why we give aid to Nauru / AusAid
http://aid.dfat.gov.au/countries/pacific/nauru/Pages/why-aid.aspx

Why we give aid to Papua New Guinea / Ausaid (2012)
http://aid.dfat.gov.au/countries/pacific/png/Pages/why-aid.aspx

Yes, I want better treatment of Asylum seekers by Australia in Australia / Edmund Rice Centre
http://www.erc.org.au/index.php?module=documents&JAS_DocumentManager_op=downloadFile&JAS_File_id=383

 

Statistics

About immigration detention (Immigration Dept.)
http://www.immi.gov.au/About/Pages/about-immigration-detention.aspx?heading=immigration-detention-and-community-statistics

Scroll down for files on numbers in immigration detention on a monthly basis throughout 2013.
Lists by place of detention, and whether men, women or children. Statistics only for 2013. Scroll down further for aggregated table of numbers in detention from 1990 to 2013. Scroll down to end for other analyses

Asylum and refugee status determination (UNHCR statistical yearbook)
http://www.unhcr.org/52a722c49.html

Australia versus the world
http://www.asrc.org.au/pdf/australia-vs-rest-world-refugees-asylum-seekers___.pdf

Australian Border Deaths database
http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/thebordercrossingobservatory/publications/australian-border-deaths-database/

The Australian Border Deaths Database maintains a record of all known deaths associated with Australia’s borders since 1 January 2000.
The database was begun by Professor Sharon Pickering and Dr Leanne Weber as part of BOb’s Deaths at the Global Frontier project, culminating in the publication of the book Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier in 2011. (Published book)
The Border Crossing Observatory continues to periodically update The Australian Border Deaths Database in line with the methodology detailed in Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier

Australian Population and Immigration Statistics – Professor Markus – 2013
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/mapping-population/–documents/statistics-tables.pdf

Facts sheet – Department of Immigration
http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sheets/

Fact Sheet 86 – Overstayers and Other Unlawful Non-citizens (Department of Immigration)
http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sheets/86overstayers-and-other-unlawful-non-citizens.htm

Global refugee statistics / Refugee Council of Australia
http://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/r/stat-int.php

Includes comparisons between Australia and other countries

Historical migration statistics (Dept. of Immigration)
http://www.immi.gov.au/media/statistics/historical-migration-stats.htm

3412.0 – Migration, Australia, 2011-12 and 2012-13
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3412.0

National and global statistics – Refugee Council of Australia
www.refugeecouncil.org.au/r/isub/2012-​13-IntakeSub-stat.pdf

Skilled migration: temporary and permanent flows to Australia (Parliamentary Library)
http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/BN/2012-2013/SkilledMigration

Statistical publication – Dept. of Immigration
http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/statistics/

Statistical publications (UNHCR)
www.unhcr.org/pages/49c3646c4d6.html

UNHCR publishes a range of statistical publications on international trends in forced displacement. These include:
Global Trends: an overview of major trends in forced displacement which usually includes a variety of visual representations of UNHCR data.
Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialised Countries: a statistical overview of asylum applications lodged in Europe and selected non-European countries (including Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States).

Statistical Yearbook: a comprehensive publication focusing on major trends in displacement, protection and solutions. 2012 Statistical yearbook at
http://www.unhcr.org/52a7213b9.html

Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa Statistics
http://www.immi.gov.au/media/statistics/statistical-info/temp-entrants/subclass-457.htm

Trends at a glance – 2012 in review / UNHCR
http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home/opendocPDFViewer.html?docid=5149b81e9&query=asylum%20trends

Unauthorised arrivals and overstayers (ABS)
http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.NSF/Previousproducts/1301.0Feature%20Article32002?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=1301.0&issue=2002&num=&view