Refugee Research Blog launch

Dear supporters of refugees and people seeking asylum,

We would like to invite you to become readers and supporters of the new Refugee Research Blog that has been recently launched:

The Refugee Research Blog provides a platform for academic and non-academic research and comment on issues surrounding people seeking asylum and refugees. The Refugee Research Blog believes that the detention of asylum seekers 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.

While our contributors’ fields of interests converge, their knowledge, experience and perspectives vary. We believe it's vitally important for knowledge sharing across the entire sector and disciplines throughout Australia to better inform and empower people seeking asylum and refugees.

The blog is hosted by Researchers for Asylum Seekers, and is edited by Rhys Stephens. The primary audience is people working with people seeking asylum and refugee issues in academia, the non-government sector, the wider sector community, and the various levels of government, as well as advocates of people seeking asylum and refugees, consultants, and, importantly, the general public.

Like our contributors, our readers are researchers, analysts, policymakers, advocates, public servants, practitioners, consultants and students.
Blog entries are managed in bi-monthly releases, but may become more frequent in response to contributor interest.

All posts are attributed to individuals - not organisations - so there is a clear distinction between supporters of the blog, and contributors and their views. We will also post details of upcoming conferences and other research related events, in effect opening up the space a broader range of perspectives and expertise.
The full guidelines for contributing to the blog are located here:

We would appreciate your support in promoting and garnering contributions from members of your organisation if there is relevant research that you believe should be shared broadly.

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Rhys Stephens