During October and November 2012, Refugee Council of Australia conducted national community consultations to gather views on issues to be considered by the Australian Government in planning its 2013-14 Refugee and Humanitarian Program. Consultations were conducted in 26 locations in 17 cities in eight states and territories. In all, 929 people attended, representing 230 organisations and 34 ethno-specific communities.
The views expressed at these consultations formed the basis of our submission on the 2013-14 Refugee and Humanitarian Program. The submission focused on on three key areas:
- Australia’s response to international refugee needs;
- The recommendations of the Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers and their implications for Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program; and
- Community views on how the different pathways to protection for refugee and humanitarian entrants impact on settlement experiences.
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