Thomas Brown is a researcher on forced migration in Indonesia and the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for refugee NGO Same Skies. He is the recipient of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) Euan Crone Asian Awareness Scholarship.
Refugees are educating themselves abroad. Australia should help
A bipartisan border policy would not be undermined by doing more to help stateless people who seek to help themselves.
Refugee detention in Indonesia
An unclear policy framework, resistance to community housing expansion, and refugees being unsupported and unable to work continue to impede progress.