Website Links   -   Information


Website links:

The Kaldor Centre:

The Kaldor Centre for Refugee Law at UNSW 

Sign up for their regular informative Newsletters:

June 2019: Explore the full Kaldor Centre Principles for Australian Refugee Policy or read the summary and key priorities.

Over 70 organisations have endorsed this Platform for Change, including Gadrc

Mums 4 Refugees:       

Seeking the involvement and support of mothers from all cultural, social and political spectrums, who want to see a compassionate an inclusive approach taken... 

Asylum Seeker Centre Sydney:

Address 43 Address:  43 Bedford Street, Newtown NSW 2042   -   Phone:  (02)  9078 1900

Asylum Seeker  Resource Centre Melbourne - Kon Karapanagiotidis:

Based in Footscray Melbourne. Established for 15 years.  Australia's largest asylum seeker advocacy, aid and health organisation, promoting and protecting the human rights of asylum seekers. 

Refugee Advice & Casework Service, Sydney

Refugee Action Coalition:      Refugee Action Coalition Sydney (RAC) is a community activist organisation

Asylum Insight Facts & Analysis Comprehensive information relating to seeking asylum in Australia.          

Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group:

Refugee Council of Australia:

Service Directories -

 Save the Children Australia:     

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:

Australia for UNHCR

Ref World:


Refugee Research Online provides a platform for academic and non-academic research and comment on issues surrounding people seeking asylum and refugees.

Children out of Immigration Detention: (Wound up in June 2018. This website has been left intact as an historical narrative of Chilout’s work.)  See current Facebook page @Chilout Revived

End Child Detention

Australian Medical Association - AMA:

Australian Human Rights Commission - AHRC:     -     Search - The Forgotten Children Report (National inquiry into children in immigration detention, 2014)

Australian Human Rights Institute:

UNSW Law - University of New South Wales- Sydney NSW 2052

Human Rights Law Centre:

Melbourne based - an independent, not-for-profit organisation which protects and promotes human rights in Australia and beyond, through a strategic mix of legal action and advocacy. Facebook page: Human Rights Law Centre.

Human Rights Watch:

Amnesty International:

Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce:

United Nations Human Rights: Office of the High Commissioner

Department of Home Affairs:

Nauru Government Information Office:

Sanctuary Australia Foundation:

House of Welcome:

Refugee Support Services - St Vincent De Paul Society

VDSA - Valerio Daniel de Simoni Assoc.

These organisations also may have relevant material online -

Red Cross Australia

Mission Australia;


Salvation Army


Facebook groups

Refugee Survivors and ex-Detainees

Nauru’s Refugees’ News

GADRC Melbourne


GADRC - Bendigo


Free the Children NAURU Among the Gum Trees - Support for asylum seekers. Country Australians in NSW invite asylum seekers to holiday in rural and coastal towns.


Reading List

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

AHRC Australian Human Rights Commission The Forgotten Children report 2016 update

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Report August 2015

Taking responsibility: conditions and circumstances at Australia’s Regional Processing Centre in Nauru–

Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers August 2012


Grandmother Diane Gosden's PhD thesis on the refugee movement 2001-2006

2012, 'I Had To Do Something. I Couldn't Do Nothing!': Citizen Action In Support Of Asylum Seekers In Australia, 2001-2006.   

School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales. Available at: <>


Jane McAdam & Fiona Chong - REFUGEE RIGHTS and POLICY WRONGS, A frank, up-to-date guide by experts, UNSW Press, 2019

Behrouz Boochani, NO FRIEND BUT THE MOUNTAIN, Picador, 2018

Madeline Gleeson OFFSHORE – Behind the wire on Manus and Nauru, published by newsouth 2016

Claire Higgins, ASYLUM BY BOAT: Origins of Australia’s Refugee Policy, UNSW Press, 2017

Mark Isaacs, THE UNDESIRABLES: inside Nauru,  Hardie Grant books Melbourne 2014

Mark Isaacs, NAURU BURNING An uprising and its aftermath,, 2016

Daniel Ghezelbash, REFUGE LOST: Asylum Law in an Interdependent World, Cambridge University Press, 2018

Eva Orner, CHASING ASYLUM 2016


Other websites mentioned in Madeline Gleeson’s notes to her book Offshore

Other State-Based Organisations

Refugee Action Collective Queensland

The Refugee Action Collective Queensland is a broad group of concerned people from all walks of life dedicated to fighting for the rights of refugees and asylum.  Also on

The Refugee Action Collective in Brisbane is a broad group of concerned people from all walks of life dedicated to fighting for the rights of refugees and asylum


Refugee Action Collective (Vic)

May 25, 2016 - We are fighting for humane refugee policy: no mandatory or. ... Refugee Action Coalition‎

Refugee Action Committee CAMPAIGN (ACT)

Canberra based network seeking the fair and humane treatment of asylum seekers. Includes facts and analysis on the detention centres and the pacific solution ...

Refugee Rights Action Network WA



The following is a list of links to further information sources as published on the ASRC website.