The Repository is a regularly updated database of publications on asylum seeker policy issues and border related deaths in Australia. Available for download as an Excel spreadsheet, it provides a list of publications including:

  • Bibliographic details
  • Weblinks
  • Short summary of each publication


Each publication is also sorted into the following topic areas to allow for browsing by topic.  

  • Border Deaths
  • Origin Countries (Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Sri Lanka)
  • Transit Countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan)
  • Refugee Settlement
  • Temporary Protection and TPVs
  • Offshore Processing
  • Deterrence and Asylum Seekers
  • International Refugee Law (Australia)


Download the database here


If you wish to submit a publication to the Border Crossing Observatory Repository, please email

Deportation Repository

Access the Australian Deportation Project repository here with a comparative deportation summary and repository for selected countries of the Global North as well as a list and references to Australia’s bilateral deportation agreements.