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Welcome to the Researchers for Asylum Seekers

We are a voluntary group concerned about the mandatory detention of people seeking asylum, the detention of children, the application of offshore processing to people seeking asylum who reach Australian waters or shores, and other unfair and inhumane treatment of people seeking asylum and refugees. Researchers for Asylum Seekers believes that the detention of people seeking asylum and refugees should be no longer than administratively necessary for identity, health and security checks and that Australia must fulfil its obligations under the United Nations Refugee Convention, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and international human rights law.

Officially affiliated with the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Researchers for Asylum Seekers aims to raise awareness of the plight of people seeking asylum through forums, conferences, research and the distribution of information on people seeking asylum issues.

We also host the Refugees Research Blog. The Refugee Research Blog provides a platform for academic and non-academic research and comment on issues surrounding people seeking asylum and refugees.

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