Website Links   -   Information


Website links:

2019 Federal Election Campaign

2018 Campaign

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.


Hosted by Researchers for Asylum Seekers, an interdisciplinary organisation based at the University of Melbourne, the site is edited by Rhys Stephens.

Children out of Immigration Detention:

Excellent site - click on the Nauru tab, then on Statistics, etc.  Lots of regularly updated information.  Group of parents and citizens opposed to the mandatory detention of children in immigration detention centres. Includes fact sheets and articles.

End Child Detention:

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...    -    From House to Home crowd funded project.  

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

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. 

Asylum Insight Facts & Analysis

Love Makes a Way:            

#LoveMakesAWay is a movement of Christians seeking an end to Australia's inhumane asylum....

Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group:

Refugee Rights Action Network:

Refugee Rights Action

Refugee Council of Australia:

Welcome to the Refugee Council of Australia. ... people seeking asylum and the many brave and committed communities and organisations supporting them.

Service Directories -

 Save the Children Australia:     -      search for "the dark truth about Nauru"

Save United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:



Welcome Australia made a submission to the senate inquiry -

Australian Medical Association - AMA:

Australian Association of Social Workers: 

Australian Human Rights Commission - AHRC:     -     eg: The Forgotten Children Report, Sydney

Australian Human Rights Centre:

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

Ph: +61 2 9385 1803     E-mail:      Web:

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 , advocacy.

Human Rights Watch:

Amnesty International:

Australian Churches Refugee Taskforce:

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights:

Asylum Sight:

Ref World:

Department of Immigration and Border Protection:


Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers - August 2012:

Report of the expert panel on asylum seekers, Monash Arts:

Aug 3, 2012 - 3. Report of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers, August 2012

Nauru Refugee Statement:     -    eg: doc/235771504/statement-from-the-more-than-fifty-nauru-refugees

Nauru Government Information Office:

House of Welcome:

House of Welcome is independent of Government and relies entirely on the support of Churches and the Community. They collect clothing for refugees and are situated close to Villawood.

Refugee Support Services - St Vincent De Paul Society - Good Works:

VDSA - Valerio Daniel de Simoni Assoc.

Villawood volunteers / hot lunches for refugees & asylum seekers / growing food for the disadvantaged

These organisations also may have relevant material on the internet

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


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–


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: <>


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

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

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

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

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.