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Refugee Council welcomes government announcement

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 3:35 pm | Refugee Council of New Zealand

Up to 100 Syrian refugees in need of "urgent protection" from the continuing civil war will resettle in New Zealand as early as this year, the Government has announced. More >>

Will NZ lock up asylum seekers like Australia too?

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 12:33 pm | Refugee Council of New Zealand

Why has New Zealand made signals it will send any future boat arrivals of asylum seekers to Manus and Naru Island like Australia—when we’ve never had any? More >>

Refugee Council Appeals to Govt to Help Syrian Refugees

Monday, 2 September 2013, 9:04 am | Refugee Council of New Zealand

The United Nations has confirmed that over 1 million people have now fled Syria as refugees since the civil war began 2 years ago. Over 70% of the refugees are vulnerable women and children who were forced to flee for their lives and are now surviving ... More >>

NZ Refugee Council Condemns OZ Abrogation of UN Convention

Monday, 22 July 2013, 9:37 am | Refugee Council of New Zealand

The Refugee Council of New Zealand condemns the move announced by the Rudd Australian Government to slam the door shut and abrogate the UN Refugee Convention. More >>

Just As Predicted: Key's Refugee Deal

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 9:59 am | Refugee Council of New Zealand

The ramshackle fishing boat carrying 66 asylum seekers which has just beached off the far western coast of Australia with a sign saying the goal was New Zealand is just precisely what the Refugee Council of New Zealand predicted. More >>

Aus-NZ Refugee Statement: NOT How a Regional Solution Looks

Sunday, 10 February 2013, 8:21 am | Refugee Council of New Zealand

“This is certainly not the first time the New Zealand has generously bailed out the Australians from the consequences of their disastrous policies of locking up asylum seekers in detention camps,” says RCNZ spokesperson Gary Poole. More >>

Government Accepts Afghan Interpreters for Protection

Friday, 26 October 2012, 9:15 am | Refugee Council of New Zealand

The Refugee Council of New Zealand commends and thanks Minister of Defence Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, the Cabinet and the New Zealand Government for the decision announced today to accept http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7863429/Kiwi-homes-for-Afghan-interpreters ... More >>

Wellington receives refugee recommendations post UN meeting

Monday, 17 September 2012, 10:40 am | Refugee Council of New Zealand

Wellington refugee organisations will be among the first in New Zealand to hear recommendations received at a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC) international meeting. More >>

"Queue Jumpers" Perish Off Australia: NZ Human Rights Threat

Monday, 10 September 2012, 10:43 am | Refugee Council of New Zealand

The New Zealand public is about to have thrust upon it one of the most cynical, negative political strategies in recent years, and one that will lead to breaches of international law, violations of basic human rights and potentially have far-reaching, long-term ... More >>

Govt Mass Arrivals Bill Triggers Call for Inquiry by the UN

Thursday, 19 July 2012, 11:56 am | Refugee Council of New Zealand

An early-warning request for an inquiry by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination of the United Nations Office of the Human Rights High Commissioner in Geneva has gone out regarding the Mass Arrivals Amendment Bill proposed by the ... More >>

Human Rights Under Threat in New Zealand

Sunday, 24 June 2012, 2:30 pm | Refugee Council of New Zealand

Over the weekend an estimated 90 desperate asylum seekers whom the National Government would have labelled “queue jumpers” and placed in detention camps have tragically perished at sea off the coast of Australia. More >>

United Nations Slams Government Immigration Bill

Friday, 15 June 2012, 11:16 am | Refugee Council of New Zealand

REFUGEE COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND PRESS RELEASE United Nations Slams Government Immigration Bill As World Refugee Day approaches on 20 June, the National Government’s proposed Immigration (Mass Arrivals) Amendment bill has been criticised by the United Nations. ... More >>

Proposed Immigration Amendment Unneeded

Tuesday, 1 May 2012, 10:35 am | Refugee Council of New Zealand

The government's announcement last night of proposed urgent amendments to the only very recently overhauled Immigration Act 2009 are unnecessary, will not work as a deterrent to possible future boat arrivals, and would risk taking New Zealand down ... More >>

Seized Boat in Indonesia Shows Desperation of Asylum Seekers

Tuesday, 12 July 2011, 9:22 am | Refugee Council of New Zealand

The 85 Sri Lankan asylum seekers apprehended and presently detained in their boat by the Indonesian Navy off the coast off Bintan Island and now anchored off Tanjung Pinang show the extreme desperation such people to seek a place of safety. More >>

A Christmas Island Present? A Humanitarian Disaster

Thursday, 16 December 2010, 11:20 am | Refugee Council of New Zealand

The Refugee Council of New Zealand condemns the hard-line asylum policies of the present government of Australia which have resulted in the latest tragedy off the coast of Christmas Island. More >>

Refugee Council Opposes East Timor Detention Plan

Thursday, 8 July 2010, 9:50 am | Refugee Council of New Zealand

The Refugee Council of New Zealand is opposed to the announced intention of the New Zealand Government to participate in the Australian plan to hold asylum seekers and boat people in regional detention centres in East Timor. More >>

 

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