Door with family walking off on one side and others left behind door waiting
A student's drawing depicting myths around refugee issues in Australia. © NSW Department of Education and Communities


myths and facts

Seeking asylum is a human right.

  • What does it mean to seek asylum?
  • Who are asylum seekers?
  • What are people saying in my community?
  • Is seeking asylum legal?

All individuals are responsible for getting the FACTS right. There is much misinformation about people from refugee backgrounds in Australia. For more information on people who seek asylum refer to Who is a refugee? » The laws.

It is important to know the truth. Each section of this website will help with the facts. There are many other websites and articles that will help to sort out myth from fact.

For teaching and learning activities around myths and facts refer to Teaching ideas » who is a refugee?