Amali faces her final ruling

Sunday, March 18 2018

Dear Linda, Amali* – a 45 year-old Sri Lankan Tamil woman and single mother of three – is facing the final ruling on her fate. She fled to Australia by boat six years ago, together with her three daughters. She needs our help. Amali is one of thousands of people – 15,000 nationwide – with […]

A message from our Chair Clare Morton on International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 8 2018

Dear Friend, On International Women’s Day we recognise the many refugee and migrant women who have experienced harm on account of their gender. These women have inspired uswith their courage and resilience in the face of gender-based persecution, trauma and separation from their loved ones and communities. We recognise their immeasurable contribution to the Australian community. As a founding Executive Director of […]

Break the cycle of injustice

Thursday, March 8 2018

Dear Friend,I want to provide you with a quick snapshot of where things are at for people seeking asylum under the Fast Track Process – and to seek your help.The issue may have momentarily disappeared from the media, but people seeking asylum in our country face a continuing emergency.Lodging a protection visa application by 1 October […]

End of Year Appeal

Sunday, December 17 2017

Right now you can defend the rights of refugees As I write, people seeking asylum in our country face a continuing emergency. First, they were forced to apply for protection by the arbitrary deadline of 1 October. Now, they face assessment of their applications under the Federal Government’s ‘Fast Track’ process. This process is complex […]

Refugee Legal Annual Dinner

Monday, October 16 2017

‘d be delighted if you could join us for Refugee Legal’s Annual Dinner to be held on Tuesday 21 November 2017. We are honoured that our keynote speaker this year is Mr Thomas Albrecht, the Regional Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Canberra. Mr Albrecht is one of the UNHCR’s most experienced representatives, having worked […]

Refugee Legal video update

Tuesday, September 5 2017

Update from Refugee Legal’s Executive Director, David Manne, on the situation of people seeking asylum who have been brought back from Nauru or PNG.

Refugee Legal Update

Thursday, August 31 2017

Message from David Manne about the plight of people brought back from Nauru and PNG Dear Friend, I’m writing to update you on the situation of people seeking asylum who have been brought back to Australia from Nauru and PNG. As you’ve no doubt heard, some of these people have been issued by the Government with […]

Chasing Asylum – Available for the first time on Australian TV

Thursday, August 24 2017

Available for the first time on Australian TV, ‘Chasing Asylum’ offers a chilling look inside life for refugees exiled to Nauru and Manus.   The release by Al Jazeera of the full-length version of Chasing Asylum online could not be more timely. As 2,000 people – the great majority refugees – continue to be held in cruel, inhumane and […]

David Manne talks with Tom Ballard

Tuesday, May 23 2017

David Manne talks with Tom Ballard about the current emergency situation facing asylum seekers in Australia.

David Manne on The Project – Monday 22 May 2017

Tuesday, May 23 2017

Our Executive Director David Manne on The Project last night, commenting on the Government’s latest move on refugee processing, which violates rights and endangers lives.