In 2015, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) worked with Australian Progress’ Expert-In-Residence Anat Shenker-Osorio and Australian researchers to complete extraordinary new research into the words that work for talking about people seeking asylum.

Despite many Australians from all walks of life arguing for more humane treatment of people seeking asylum, bipartisan policy has moved in the other direction and broader community attitudes continue to harden.

It is clear that humane and lasting policy change will require changing how we make the case for it. This new research includes tested messages that could could reach much more of the community, and our political leaders, to kickstart a new, more hopeful national discussion.

The full findings are available on the ASRC’s website here.