Asylum Insight's Background Briefs provide accurate and comprehensive content to inform your understanding of the asylum context.

The below briefs provide a short history of the evolution of asylum policy in Australia since 1901, and an outline of what the policy and process looks like for people seeking asylum today.

> Evolution of Asylum Policy in Australia

A short history of how asylum policy in Australia has developed since Federation.


> Asylum policy in australia today

An outline of the current policy guiding responses to asylum seekers in Australia, including the Humanitarian Program and Operation Sovereign Borders.


> Protection obligations under australian law

An outline of Australia's responsibilities for protecting refugees.


> seeking asylum in australia - policy in practice

An outline of how immigration policy affects people seeking asylum in Australia, and detail on: