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Regional Development Australia

Australia's 2018–19 Humanitarian Program

03 May 2018

Australia operates a dedicated Humanitarian Program that offers resettlement for refugees and others overseas who are in humanitarian need, and protection for people who arrive lawfully in Australia and engage Australia's protection obligations.

Each year, the Australian Government seeks the views of the Australian public on the Humanitarian Program.

The Department of Home Affairs has released the Humanitarian Program 2018-19 discussion paper that outlines how the Humanitarian Program currently operates and provides information on its management, and composition over previous years.

The department invites all interested Regional Development Australia Committees to make a written submission putting forward your views on the composition of the 2018-19 Humanitarian Program.

Submissions should be sent to humanitarian.policy@homeaffairs.gov.au by 25 May 2018.