Help us to defend people’s rights amidst the pandemic

Saturday, April 4 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all of us in extraordinary ways, so many asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants are at even greater risk and in desperate need of our help and protection now. Amidst this unprecedented crisis we need your help to help them. For so many of these vulnerable people, isolation and uncertainty […]

Refugee Legal COVID-19 Response

Thursday, March 19 2020

Dear Colleague, In these extremely challenging and uncertain times for us all, it’s critical to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic poses even greater risks for people seeking asylum, refugees and vulnerable migrants. These risks are not just to their health, well-being and ability to support themselves, but also to their legal rights and ability to […]

End of Year Appeal

Monday, December 9 2019

End of Year Appeal: Help us fight on the next front for evacuation In the wake of the Federal Government’s repeal of the Medevac laws, there are many women and men still trapped offshore needing urgent evacuation. Lives remain at risk. And I want to assure you that we’re now fighting for evacuation on the […]

Medevac laws repealed

Wednesday, December 4 2019

Federal Government tears down life-saving Medevac laws Today marks a devastating development in Australia’s treatment of refugees and people seeking asylum. The Federal Government has repealed the Medevac laws – laws which were saving lives. Laws which put doctors, not politicians, at the heart of decisions about critically ill people held in offshore detention. The […]

State of Refugee Policy – 100 days on

Saturday, September 14 2019

Just over 100 days after the Federal election, many are asking: What now is the state of refugee policy in our country? What’s clear is that the deterrence agenda underpins it. Read more… https://tinyurl.com/y62zbz2c

We know what injustice looks like. And we know how to fight it.

Tuesday, May 28 2019

Dear Friend of Refugee Legal, I wish I was writing in better times. But in truth, the situation for people seeking asylum has never been more dire. We know what injustice looks like. And we know how to fight it. Will you stand with Refugee Legal to combat this situation? There are thousands of people […]

Medical Evacuation Response Group established for urgent medical transfers from Manus and Nauru

Monday, March 4 2019

Medical Evacuation Response Group established for urgent medical transfers from Manus and Nauru Key national organisations have banded together to oversee and ensure the timely and orderly assessment of applications for medical transfers under the “Medevac Bill” by creating the Medical Evacuation Response Group (Medevac Group). The Medevac Group is made up of specialists in […]

Washington Post Op-Ed: This is what happens when we prioritize protecting borders over people

Tuesday, February 12 2019

This is what happens when we prioritize protecting borders over people By David Manne and Kate Fitzgerald February 12 David Manne is executive director of Refugee Legal, and Kate Fitzgerald is a lawyer at Refugee Legal. While the United States continues to grapple with the ongoing detention of children at the southern border, another child […]

Refugee Legal Emergency Appeal

Friday, December 7 2018

Donations matched dollar for dollar by Peter McMullin until 25 December Thousands of people seeking asylum in our country and on Nauru and Manus Island face a continuing emergency. Under Federal Government policies, these vulnerable people who’ve fled from atrocities and persecution in places like Afghanistan, Myanmar, Syria and Sri Lanka have been subjected to […]

Al Jazeera interview with David Manne

Tuesday, November 20 2018

Manus Island Refugees – Petition for PNG Court Decision