The Asylum Seekers Of Australia Essay

1085 Words Sep 3rd, 2015 null Page
Explanation of Issue
Due to the amount of conflict going on in areas such as Syria, a high amount of people are fleeing countries. According to the Convention, a refugee is a person who is outside their own country and is unable or unwilling to return due to a well-founded fear of being persecuted because of their: race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or, political opinion. Australia has international obligations to protect the human rights of all asylum seekers and refugees who arrive in Australia, regardless of how or where they arrive and whether they arrive with or without a visa. However, this has not stopped Australia from detaining refugees in increasingly poor conditions, often keeping refugees in poor conditions which have led to the deaths of several asylum seekers.

Arguments in Favour
There are several organizations that support asylum seekers and provide them assistance, such as the Asylum Seeker Resource Center. This organization aims to see that all those seeking asylum in Australia have their human rights upheld and that those seeking asylum in our community receive the support and opportunities they need to live independently. The ASRC believe that the more vulnerable or marginalized a person is the more important it is that we support them. Another organization that supports asylum seekers are the refugee council. The refugee council aims to work with its members in promoting the development of humane, lawful and constructive…

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