Build your knowledge about our refugee campaign and access research, activism toolkits and information about strategy and messaging.
What’s on this page?
- Educational videos
- Amnesty reports
- External research
We will continue to update this page with educational resources to assist with your campaigning, so make sure to add it to your bookmarks.
Our friends at the University of NSW have put together a great four-part video series Refugees – Rights, Protections and Policies (2014) which provides a good introduction to the issues. Presented by Law Professor Dr Jane McAdam, the series can be viewed freely on YouTube and is particularly great for new group members.
Start here with Part 1: This 6:45 minute video examines the Refugee Convention and Australia’s obligations under that treaty.
- By hook or by crook: Australia’s abuse of asylum seekers at sea, exposes serious crimes and abuses committed in secret under the Government’s “Operation Sovereign Borders” policy.
- This is breaking people: details Australia’s treatment of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island.
- A follow-up 24-page report, This is still breaking people is also available to download. The update is based on a brief visit to the detention centre in March 2014 by Amnesty as part of the stalled human rights inquiry conducted by the PNG National Court.
- Australian Human Rights Commission’s The Forgotten children report
- The Moss Inquiry into conditions and circumstances in Nauru
Demonstrating widespread community support is key to securing human rights change for refugees. For resources to help make your campaign a reality, including actions, posters, films and photo exhibitions, visit our Refugee resources for action page.